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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 15 — Jul. 21, 2008
  • pp: 10943–10955

Enhancement of laser performance using an intracavity deformable membrane mirror

Walter Lubeigt, Gareth Valentine, and David Burns  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 10943-10955 (2008)

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An intracavity deformable membrane mirror has been successfully used to optimise the brightness of solid-state lasers — a side-pumped Nd3+:YAlO laser where the oscillation of a low-order transverse mode was obtained, and a grazing incidence Nd3+:GdVO4 laser where a brightness increase by an order of magnitude with negligible drop in power was achieved. Several search algorithms were also implemented in the system and compared with respect to intracavity optimisation.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2008
Published: July 8, 2008

Walter Lubeigt, Gareth Valentine, and David Burns, "Enhancement of laser performance using an intracavity deformable membrane mirror," Opt. Express 16, 10943-10955 (2008)

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