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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 2 — Feb. 10, 2012
  • pp: 021401–

Beam cleanup of a 532-nm pulsed solid-state laser using a bimorph mirror

Xiang Lei, Bing Xu, Ping Yang, Lizhi Dong, Wenjin Liu, and Hu Yan  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 021401- (2012)


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Abstract

A successful beam cleanup of a 5-mJ/200-µs pulsed solid-state laser system operating at 532-nm wavelength is demonstrated. In this beam cleanup system, a wave-front sensor-less adaptive optics (AO) system is set up with a 20-element bimorph mirror (BM), a high-voltage amplifier, a charge-coupled device camera, and a control software implementing the stochastic parallel gradient descent (SPGD) algorithm. The brightness of the laser focal spot is improved because the wave-front distortions have been compensated. The performance of this system is presented and the experimental results are analyzed.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

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Xiang Lei, Bing Xu, Ping Yang, Lizhi Dong, Wenjin Liu, and Hu Yan, "Beam cleanup of a 532-nm pulsed solid-state laser using a bimorph mirror," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10, 021401- (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-10-2-021401

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