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Considerations of the use of design freedoms for resonator-originated laser beam shaping
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Paper Abstract

A general resonator concept is discussed offering the flexibility of decoupling the mode shape inside and the laser beam outside of the laser resonator. Two examples for the use of the resulting design freedoms for optimization of the laser system are presented. The influence of the non-static behaviour of the active laser medium on the stability of the laser operation is discussed and design methods for improvement of this stability are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4095, Laser Beam Shaping, (25 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405269
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Uwe D. Zeitner, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
Frank Wyrowski, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4095:
Laser Beam Shaping
Fred M. Dickey; Scott C. Holswade, Editor(s)

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