24 October 2017 Applications of OALCLV in the high power laser systems
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Proceedings Volume 10457, AOPC 2017: Laser Components, Systems, and Applications; 104571P (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2284462
Event: Applied Optics and Photonics China (AOPC2017), 2017, Beijing, China
Abstract
This paper introduces the recent development of our integrated optical addressed spatial light modulator and its applications in the high power laser systems. It can be used to convert the incident beam into uniform beam for high energy effiency, or it can realize special distribution to meet the requirements of physical experiment. The optical addressing method can avoid the problem of the black matrix effect of the electric addressing device. Its transmittance for 1053nm light is about 85% and the aperture of our device has reached 22mm× 22mm. As a transmissive device, it can be inserted into the system without affecting the original optical path. The applications of the device in the three laser systems are introduced in detail in this paper.

In the SGII-Up laser facility, this device demonstrates its ability to shape the output laser beam of the fundamental frequency when the output energy reaches about 2000J. Meanwhile, there’s no change in the time waveform and far field distribution. This means that it can effectively improve the capacity of the maximum output energy.

In the 1J1Hz Nd-glass laser system, this device has been used to improve the uniformity of the output beam. As a result, the PV value reduces from 1.4 to 1.2, which means the beam quality has been improved effectively.

In the 9th beam of SGII laser facility, the device has been used to meet the requirements of sampling the probe light. As the transmittance distribution of the laser beam can be adjusted, the sampling spot can be realized in real time. As a result, it’s easy to make the sampled spot meet the requirements of physics experiment.
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Dajie Huang, Dajie Huang, Wei Fan, Wei Fan, He Cheng, He Cheng, Hui Wei, Hui Wei, Jiangfeng Wang, Jiangfeng Wang, Honghai An, Honghai An, Chao Wang, Chao Wang, Yu Cheng, Yu Cheng, Gang Xia, Gang Xia, Xuechun Li, Xuechun Li, Zunqi Lin, Zunqi Lin, } "Applications of OALCLV in the high power laser systems", Proc. SPIE 10457, AOPC 2017: Laser Components, Systems, and Applications, 104571P (24 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2284462; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2284462
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