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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2004
  • pp: 4768–4773

Observation and investigation of off-axis modes in a high-power Nd:YAG laser

Konstantin V. Volodchenko, Michael S. Kurdoglyan, Chil-Min Kim, and Gyu Ug Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 24, pp. 4768-4773 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.004768


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Abstract

Unusual transverse patterns were observed in a cw-lamp-pumped Nd:YAG laser near the boundaries of the stability zones of the laser resonator. An interpretation of these patterns is given in terms of off-axis modes, which can be excited owing to spherical aberrations and astigmatism of the thermal lens and thermally induced birefringence. Additional evidence of the off-axis character of the observed modes was obtained by analysis of the temporal behavior of the observed patterns.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium

History
Original Manuscript: February 19, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2004
Published: August 20, 2004

Citation
Konstantin V. Volodchenko, Michael S. Kurdoglyan, Chil-Min Kim, and Gyu Ug Kim, "Observation and investigation of off-axis modes in a high-power Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 43, 4768-4773 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-24-4768

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