23 July 1999 Beam shaping diffractive optical elements for high-power solid state laser systems
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Proceedings Volume 3492, Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.354156
Event: Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, 1998, Monterey, CA, United States
Abstract
Diffractive optical elements to modify laser beam spatial intensity distributions are described. The elements have been applied to free-space Gaussian to flat-top beam conversion and customization of the modes of a laser resonator. The single pass free space elements demonstrate a high efficiency but result in to much high frequency noise on the beam. The intra-cavity elements significantly altered the TEM00 profile but practical limitations with the positioning of the element within the cavity prevented operation in the design mode.
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Ian M. Barton, Ian M. Barton, Paul Blair, Paul Blair, Andrew J. Waddie, Andrew J. Waddie, Karsten Ballueder, Karsten Ballueder, Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Hazel A. McInnes, Hazel A. McInnes, Thomas H. Bett, Thomas H. Bett, } "Beam shaping diffractive optical elements for high-power solid state laser systems", Proc. SPIE 3492, Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, (23 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354156; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.354156
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