10 August 1994 Powerful Nd:YAG laser of two active elements with improved divergence of output beam
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Proceedings Volume 2095, Laser Physics; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.183094
Event: Laser Optics, 1993, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
An unstable resonator for a laser based on two Nd:YAG active elements with induced thermal lenses is proposed and investigated. The output beam divergence greater by factor 2 than the diffraction limit is achieved. The radiation power of the laser with the resonator proposed has been obtained 20% below but with the 30 times greater on-axis intensity as compared to the ordinarily used resonator in a commercial laser of a similar type.
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Sergei A. Dimakov, Sergei A. Dimakov, Alexander V. Gorlanov, Alexander V. Gorlanov, Sergei I. Kliment'ev, Sergei I. Kliment'ev, Irina B. Orlova, Irina B. Orlova, Nataliya A. Sventsitskaya, Nataliya A. Sventsitskaya, "Powerful Nd:YAG laser of two active elements with improved divergence of output beam", Proc. SPIE 2095, Laser Physics, (10 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.183094; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.183094


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