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Precise curvature measurement of Yb:YAG thin disk
Author(s): Jiri Muzik; Michal Chyla; Siva S. Nagisetty; Taisuke Miura; Klaus Mann; Akira Endo; Tomas Mocek
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Paper Abstract

We are developing an Yb:YAG thin disk regenerative amplifier operating at 1 kHz repetition rate which should deliver output of 100 W of average power which corresponds to the pulse energy of 100 mJ. In order to achieve such high output energy, large size mode matching on a thin-disk is required to avoid optical damage but on the other hand, larger mode area is more susceptible to the influence of optical phase distortions (OPD’s) thus limits achievable pulse energy and beam quality. We developed a compact setup allowing precise measurement of the thin-disk deformations by implementation of a Hartmann-Shack wavefront sensor and a single mode probe laser diode. In comparison to the interferometric measurement methods, our approach brings a number of advantages like simplicity of alignment, compactness and robustness, at the same time keeping the high precision of measurement in a range of few nanometers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 January 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9442, Optics and Measurement Conference 2014, 94420X (7 January 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2176185
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Jiri Muzik, Institute of Physics of the AS CR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Michal Chyla, Institute of Physics of the AS CR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Siva S. Nagisetty, Institute of Physics of the AS CR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Taisuke Miura, Institute of Physics of the AS CR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Klaus Mann, Institute of Physics of the AS CR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Laser-Lab. Göttingen e.V. (Germany)
Akira Endo, Institute of Physics of the AS CR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Tomas Mocek, Institute of Physics of the AS CR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9442:
Optics and Measurement Conference 2014
Jana Kovačičinová; Tomáš Vít, Editor(s)

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