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Beam parameter products of unstable resonators
Author(s): Ulrich Wittrock; S. Dong; Bernd Eppich; Q. Lue; Norbert Mueller; Horst Weber
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Paper Abstract

The practical aspects of measuring and defining the beam parameter products of laser beams from high-average-power solid state lasers with unstable resonators are presented. In particular, measurements at kW-class Nd:YAG slab laser are discussed. Emphasis is on experimental techniques, measurement errors, and the influence of thermo-optical aberrations. Numerical Kirchhoff-integral calculations of the unstable resonator modes of a slab laser with thermo-optical aberrations are presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2375, Beam Control, Diagnostics, Standards, and Propagation, (17 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206982
Show Author Affiliations
Ulrich Wittrock, Festkoerper-Laser-Institut Berlin GmbH (Germany)
S. Dong, Festkoerper-Laser-Institut Berlin GmbH (Germany)
Bernd Eppich, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Q. Lue, Festkoerper-Laser-Institut Berlin GmbH (Germany)
Norbert Mueller, Festkoerper-Laser-Institut Berlin GmbH (Germany)
Horst Weber, Festkoerper-Laser-Institut Berlin GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2375:
Beam Control, Diagnostics, Standards, and Propagation
Lindsay W. Austin; Adolf Giesen; Daniel H. Leslie, Editor(s)

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