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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1988
  • pp: 369–371

Thermal lensing measurement and compensation in a continuous-wave mode-locked Nd:YLF laser

Herman Vanherzeele  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 369-371 (1988)

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Thermal lensing effects in a cw-pumped Nd:YLF rod have been characterized, permitting the optimization of the laser resonator. In the mode-locking regime, a well-designed system generates an average output power similar to that of a typical Nd:YAG laser with, however, an increased stability and pulse durations that are significantly shorter.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 29, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: February 25, 1988
Published: May 1, 1988

Herman Vanherzeele, "Thermal lensing measurement and compensation in a continuous-wave mode-locked Nd:YLF laser," Opt. Lett. 13, 369-371 (1988)

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