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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1994
  • pp: 1207–1209

Thermal lens correction of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser of high TEM00 power by an adjustable-curvature mirror

U. J. Greiner and H. H. Klingenberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 1207-1209 (1994)

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Highly efficient TEM00-mode laser power of 11.5 W was obtained by the diode-array side pumping of a Nd:YAG rod. We maintained efficient laser operation at all pump powers by correcting for the changing thermal lens with an adjustable-curvature mirror.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 4, 1994
Published: August 15, 1994

U. J. Greiner and H. H. Klingenberg, "Thermal lens correction of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser of high TEM00 power by an adjustable-curvature mirror," Opt. Lett. 19, 1207-1209 (1994)

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