4 May 2009 Performance of a deformable mirror in a high-energy Nd:YAG laser
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Deformable bimorph mirrors with high damage threshold dielectric coatings are demonstrated as both intra- and extracavity components with a pulsed energy diode-pumped Nd:YAG zigzag slab laser operating at the 150 mJ level. Two resonator configurations were tested for intra-cavity operation; with a plane-plane resonator the far-field brightness was enhanced by up to a factor of 1.5, whilst with a cross-Porro resonator an enhancement of up to 2.2 was achieved. As an extracavity component far-field beam steering of ±2 mrad was demonstrated.
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James Beedell, James Beedell, Ian Elder, Ian Elder, Duncan Hand, Duncan Hand, } "Performance of a deformable mirror in a high-energy Nd:YAG laser", Proc. SPIE 7338, Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXIII, 733805 (4 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.819992; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.819992

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