We present an experimental demonstration of adaptive beam shaping via heat induced photothermal effects in optical elements. One application of the proposed system is for correction of astigmatic thermal aberrations in high power laser systems.
© 2009 OSA
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.6830) Other areas of optics : Thermal lensing
M. A. Arain, W. Z. Korth, G. Mueller, D. B. Tanner, and D. H. Reitze, "Adaptive Beam Shaping Using Photothermal Effects," in Frontiers in Optics 2009/Laser Science XXV/Fall 2009 OSA Optics & Photonics Technical Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JTuA4.
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