1 July 1997 High-energy Nd:Cr:GSGG lasers based on phase and polarization conjugated multiple-pass amplifiers
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Optical Engineering, 36(7), (1997). doi:10.1117/1.601360
Abstract
Lasers based on Nd:Cr:GSGG low-energy oscillator/highenergy multiple-pass amplifiers produced 1.7 J pulses in a M2?2 divergence beam at 2.4% electrical efficiency. Thermal lensing and birefringence correction were major factors driving the amplifier design. Essential components in achieving a moderate average power output were an intra-amplifier telescope to correct for lowest order thermal focusing, a phase conjugate mirror to correct for higher order thermal lensing aberrations, and a linear optics derived polarization conjugator to correct for birefringence.
Steven M. Jackel, Inon Moshe, Alon Kaufman, Raphael Lavi, Raphael Lallouz, "High-energy Nd:Cr:GSGG lasers based on phase and polarization conjugated multiple-pass amplifiers," Optical Engineering 36(7), (1 July 1997). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.601360
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Birefringence

Optical amplifiers

Telescopes

YAG lasers

Mirrors

Energy efficiency

Polarization

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