15 November 2010 Phased multichannel laser systems with high spatial emission brightness
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Proceedings Volume 7751, XVIII International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers; 775117 (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.881202
Event: 18th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High Power Lasers, 2010, Sofia, Bulgaria
Abstract
The phase-locked multichannel Nd:YAG laser systems with the long- and short-range coupling via the holographic gain gratings in the active elements are developed. The phase locking of various lamp- and diodepumped loop Nd:YAG lasers with an interference contrast of the laser channels of up to 0.87 and a singlemode lasing efficiency of up to 20% is experimentally demonstrated. The experimental results for the twoand three-channel laser systems are generalized on multichannel laser systems using the numerical simulation. It is demonstrated that the maximum number of the short-range-coupled laser channels can be increased owing to the leveling of the parameters of laser channels to a value that is greater than that the maximum number of the channels in the presence of the long-range coupling, which is limited by the damage threshold of the active element of the interchannel coupling. Use of the multi-loop configuration of the laser resonator allows compensating not only phase distortions but also a gradient of gain in the diode side-pumped active elements.
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A. V. Fedin, A. V. Fedin, T. T. Basiev, T. T. Basiev, A. V. Gavrilov, A. V. Gavrilov, S. N. Smetanin, S. N. Smetanin, A. S. Boreysho, A. S. Boreysho, V. F. Lebedev, V. F. Lebedev, } "Phased multichannel laser systems with high spatial emission brightness", Proc. SPIE 7751, XVIII International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 775117 (15 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.881202; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.881202
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