12 May 2000 Self-adapting thermal lens to compensate for the thermally induced lens in solid state lasers
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Proceedings Volume 3930, Laser Resonators III; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.385410
Event: Symposium on High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
The thermally induced lens is a critical issue in high-power diode-pumped solid-state lasers. A self-adaptive scheme to balance the thermal lenses in laser resonators is presented. The requirements for the thermo-optical self-adaptive element and its influence on the resonator are discussed. With an appropriate compensating element and the correct resonator design, constant beam parameters are expected to be achieved over a pump range of several kilowatts.
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Thomas Graf, Rudolf Weber, Eduard Wyss, Heinz P. Weber, "Self-adapting thermal lens to compensate for the thermally induced lens in solid state lasers", Proc. SPIE 3930, Laser Resonators III, (12 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385410; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.385410
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