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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1770–1772

Intracavity coherent addition of single high-order modes

A. A. Ishaaya, V. Eckhouse, L. Shimshi, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 14, pp. 1770-1772 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001770


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Abstract

We report on efficient intracavity coherent addition of several single high-order mode distributions in a multichannel laser resonator. The phase locking and coherent addition is achieved by using an intracavity interferometric beam combiner. The principle, configuration, and experimental results with pulsed Nd:YAG Laguerre-Gaussian TEM_01 and TEM_02 laser beam distributions are presented. The results reveal more than 95% combining efficiency with a nearly pure high-order mode output beam distribution in both free-running and Q-switched operation.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers

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A. A. Ishaaya, V. Eckhouse, L. Shimshi, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, "Intracavity coherent addition of single high-order modes," Opt. Lett. 30, 1770-1772 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-14-1770

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