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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1958–1960

Spatial mode control of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser by an intracavity liquid-crystal light valve

J. Bourderionnet, A. Brignon, J.-P. Huignard, A. Delboulbé, and B. Loiseaux  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 24, pp. 1958-1960 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001958


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Abstract

We present a new beam-shaping technique with an intracavity optically addressed liquid-crystal spatial light modulator. The Nd:YAG resonator is able to deliver beams with various spatial profiles such as flat-topped super-Gaussian and square-shaped beams.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

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J. Bourderionnet, A. Brignon, J.-P. Huignard, A. Delboulbé, and B. Loiseaux, "Spatial mode control of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser by an intracavity liquid-crystal light valve," Opt. Lett. 26, 1958-1960 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-24-1958

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