We experimentally realized a diffractive unstable laser resonator with a Gaussian shaped outcoupled beam. The structured mirror is assembled with a VECSEL which produces a high beam quality even for the highest amplifier gain.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
H. Eckstein and U. D. Zeitner, "Experimental Realization of a Diffractive Unstable Resonator with Gaussian Outcoupled Beam Using a VECSEL Amplifier," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CWD7.
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