20 February 2018 Polarizing Gires-Tournois interferometer as intra-cavity frequency-selective element in high-power lasers
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Abstract
We present a frequency selective optical setup based on a Gires-Tournois interferometer suitable to enforce single-frequency operation of high power lasers. It is based on a birefringent Gires-Tournois interferometer combined with a λ/4 plate and a polarizer. The high-reflective part of the Gires-Tournois interferometer can be contacted to a heat sink to obtain efficient cooling (similar cooling principle as for the active medium in thin-disk lasers) enabling power scaling up to output powers in the kW range.
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Karsten Schuhmann, Karsten Schuhmann, Klaus Kirch, Klaus Kirch, Mirosław Marszałek, Mirosław Marszałek, Martin Pototschnig, Martin Pototschnig, Laura Sinkunaite, Laura Sinkunaite, Gunther Wichmann, Gunther Wichmann, Manuel Zeyen, Manuel Zeyen, Aldo Antognini, Aldo Antognini, } "Polarizing Gires-Tournois interferometer as intra-cavity frequency-selective element in high-power lasers", Proc. SPIE 10513, Components and Packaging for Laser Systems IV, 105131A (20 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2289516; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2289516
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