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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 1998
  • pp: 6415–6420

Working beyond the static limits of laser stability by use of adaptive and polarization-conjugation optics

Inon Moshe, Steven Jackel, and Raphael Lallouz  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 27, pp. 6415-6420 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.006415


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Abstract

Strong thermo-optical aberrations in flash–lamp-pumped Nd:Cr:GSGG rods were corrected to yield TEM00 output at twice the efficiency of Nd:YAG. A hemispherical resonator operating at the limit of stability was employed. As much as 3 W of average power in a Gaussian beam (M2 ≈ 1) was generated. Unique features were zero warm-up time and the ability to vary the repetition rate without varying energy, near- and far-field profiles, or polarization purity. Thermal focusing and astigmatism were corrected with a microprocessor-controlled adaptive-optics backmirror composed of discrete elements (variable-radius mirror). A reentrant resonator coupled polarizer losses back into the laser rod and corrected depolarization.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

History
Original Manuscript: January 8, 1998
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 1998
Published: September 20, 1998

Citation
Inon Moshe, Steven Jackel, and Raphael Lallouz, "Working beyond the static limits of laser stability by use of adaptive and polarization-conjugation optics," Appl. Opt. 37, 6415-6420 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-27-6415

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