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Thermally induced GRIN effects in diode-pumped lasers
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Paper Abstract

The influence of thermally induced GRIN effects on the output characteristics of cw diode pumped lasers was investigated theoretically and experimentally. Several configurations of cavity and pump geometry were examined. The changes of the Rayleigh range, waist size and divergence were observed with the changes of pump power. A thermally aberrated Bessel-like beam was observed for high intensities of a pump. Satisfactory accordance between theoretical predictions and experimental results was demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2943, Gradient-Index Optics in Science and Engineering, (22 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255531
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Jan Karol Jabczynski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Krzysztof Kopczynski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2943:
Gradient-Index Optics in Science and Engineering
Maksymilian Pluta; Mariusz Szyjer, Editor(s)

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