24 April 2001 Exploiting thermal effects in high-power lasers
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Proceedings Volume 4270, Laser Resonators IV; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424657
Event: Photonics West 2001 - LASE, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
An adaptive negative thermal lens that compensates for the power-dependent positive thermal lens in a transversally diodepumped Nd:YAG laser rod is presented. We demonstrate that the proposed technique leads to a reduction of the total thermal lens by more than an order of magnitude. In addition we propose a novel method to obtain a linearly polarised output beam from a Nd:YAG laser without a compensation for the thermally induced birefringence.
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Thomas Graf, Eduard Wyss, Marc Schmid, Heinz P. Weber, "Exploiting thermal effects in high-power lasers", Proc. SPIE 4270, Laser Resonators IV, (24 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424657; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424657
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