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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1346–1348

Multiwatt continuous-wave adaptive laser resonator

M. Trew, G. J. Crofts, M. J. Damzen, J. Hendricks, S. Mailis, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Tropper, and R. W. Eason  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 18, pp. 1346-1348 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.001346


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Abstract

We present, for what we believe is the first time, results of continuous-wave diode-pumping of a Nd:YVO 4 laser with an adaptive gain-grating resonator. The system is shown to produce more than a 7-W output in a TEM>00 single longitudinal mode with a laser beam propagation parameter M2 of <1.3 and <1.1 in the x and y axes, respectively. We demonstrate the self-adaptive abilities of the resonator by spatial correction of an intracavity aberrator for both injected and self-starting versions of the cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation

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M. Trew, G. J. Crofts, M. J. Damzen, J. Hendricks, S. Mailis, D. P. Shepherd, A. C. Tropper, and R. W. Eason, "Multiwatt continuous-wave adaptive laser resonator," Opt. Lett. 25, 1346-1348 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-18-1346

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