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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 41, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2002
  • pp: 7573–7582

Quasi-continuous-wave birefringence-compensated single- and double-rod Nd:YAG lasers

Martin Ostermeyer, Guido Klemz, Philipp Kubina, and Ralf Menzel  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 36, pp. 7573-7582 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.007573


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Abstract

Compensation of thermally induced birefringence directed toward compensation of depolarization and bifocusing in laser rods is treated with simple beam transfer matrices. When we apply a 90-deg polarization-rotating element to a resonator, the radial and the tangential eigensolutions of the resonator change significantly. The effect of this alteration on the resonator’s stability is investigated in detail. The outcome is used to design a single- and double-rod resonator resulting in 53 W with an M2 ≈ 1.5 and 182 W of output power with an M2 ≈ 1.2, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

History
Original Manuscript: May 5, 2002
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 2002
Published: December 20, 2002

Citation
Martin Ostermeyer, Guido Klemz, Philipp Kubina, and Ralf Menzel, "Quasi-continuous-wave birefringence-compensated single- and double-rod Nd:YAG lasers," Appl. Opt. 41, 7573-7582 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-36-7573

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