3 April 2000 100-W-average-power Nd:YAG laser with adaptive cavity formed by self-induced population gratings
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Proceedings Volume 3889, Advanced High-Power Lasers; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.380945
Event: Advanced High-Power Lasers and Applications, 1999, Osaka, Japan
We report the experimental and numerical investigation of a self-starting Nd:YAG laser oscillator with cavity completed by population gratings which are induced in the laser crystal by generating beams themselves. The spatio-temporal characteristics of the laser including three Nd:YAG amplifiers and the saturable absorber (LiF:F2- or Cr4+:YAG) have been investigated. The laser oscillator with a nonlinear mirror has displayed self-adaptivity to strong thermally induced intracavity distortions. The generation of single mode beams with an average power of as large as 100 W and near-diffraction limited quality has been achieved.
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Oleg Leonidovich Antipov, Alexander Sergeevich Kuzhelev, Dmitry Victorovich Chausov, Andrey Petrovich Zinoviev, Alexander V. Fedin, Andrey V. Gavrilov, Sergey N. Smetanin, "100-W-average-power Nd:YAG laser with adaptive cavity formed by self-induced population gratings", Proc. SPIE 3889, Advanced High-Power Lasers, (3 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.380945; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.380945

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