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)