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22 January 2013 Diode side pumped Nd:YAG slab laser with self-adaptive resonator
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Proceedings Volume 8702, Laser Technology 2012: Progress in Lasers; 870208 (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2011708
Event: Tenth Symposium on Laser Technology, 2012, Szczecin, Poland
Abstract
The novel scheme of self-adaptive, closed-loop resonator of diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG slab laser was presented. The dynamic holography principle was exploited to spatial cleaning of the laser mode. The phase conjugate mirror was created inside the gain medium as a result of four-wave mixing of resonator standing waves intersecting at a small angle. The output beam was extracted from the cavity as a 1-st diffraction order of laser mode interacting with the dynamic gain gratings created inside active medium. The near diffraction limited (parameter M2=1.2) output beam with 250 mJ of energy at repetition rate up to 25 Hz in free running regime was achieved. Any spectral narrowing effects were not observed.
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W. Zendzian, J. K. Jabczynski, M. Kaskow, L. Gorajek, J. Kwiatkowski, K. Kopczynski, and J. Firak "Diode side pumped Nd:YAG slab laser with self-adaptive resonator", Proc. SPIE 8702, Laser Technology 2012: Progress in Lasers, 870208 (22 January 2013); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2011708
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