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Scalable aspherical corrective mirror for end-pumped solid state lasers
Author(s): Ananda K. Cousins
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Paper Abstract

This work presents a procedure to design an aspherical corrective mirror to remove the effects of thermally induced optical aberrations in end-pumped solid-state lasers. The design is based on solving the inverse problem of bending of a thin plate of variable thickness, i.e., given the plate deflection profile a thickness profile must be calculated by solving the differential equation for bending. The advantage of this type of aberration correction is the fact that it can be scaled to different pump powers during operation while still matching the aspherical profile in question. Guidelines for fabrication of the mirror are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1865, Diode Pumping of Average-Power Solid State Lasers, (16 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146947
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Ananda K. Cousins, STI Optronics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1865:
Diode Pumping of Average-Power Solid State Lasers
Georg F. Albrecht; Raymond J. Beach; Stephan P. Velsko, Editor(s)

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