17 September 2013 Gain and reflective index combination guiding in a rod laser amplifier
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Proceedings Volume 8904, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: High Power Lasers and Applications; 890409 (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2031997
Event: ISPDI 2013 - Fifth International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging, 2013, Beijing, China
Abstract
The gain and refractive index combination guiding is investigated by simulating a dual-end pumped rod Nd:YVO4 amplifier. From the simulation, it is indicated that the large transverse gain gradient and the gain coefficient are contribute to the gain guiding to enhance the beam quality. The appropriate spherical aberration in the input beam is helpful for improving the beam quality of output beam. Moreover, the gain saturation determines which one could dramatically influence beam quality between the gain guiding and the refractive index guiding.
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D. Wang, D. Wang, "Gain and reflective index combination guiding in a rod laser amplifier", Proc. SPIE 8904, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: High Power Lasers and Applications, 890409 (17 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2031997; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2031997
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