1 July 1997 High-energy Nd:Cr:GSGG lasers based on phase and polarization conjugated multiple-pass amplifiers
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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, Steven M. Jackel, Inon Moshe, Inon Moshe, Alon Kaufman, Alon Kaufman, Raphael Lavi, Raphael Lavi, Raphael Lallouz, Raphael Lallouz, } "High-energy Nd:Cr:GSGG lasers based on phase and polarization conjugated multiple-pass amplifiers," Optical Engineering 36(7), (1 July 1997). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.601360 . Submission:
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