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Beam perturbations through a MOPA chain
Author(s): Andrew Forbes; Lourens R. Botha; Hendrick J. Strydom; Francois J. Prinsloo; Einar Ronander
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Paper Abstract

A theoretical and experimental study investigated beam perturbations on propagation through a MOPA chain, including both optical and medium influences. Analytical models are presented to explain the influence of thermal aberrations on the beam, and these effects are related directly to the change in M2 (quality factor) of the beam.

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Date Published: 25 January 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4184, XIII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (25 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.413983
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew Forbes, Scientific Development and Integration (South Africa)
Lourens R. Botha, Scientific Development and Integration (South Africa)
Hendrick J. Strydom, Scientific Development and Integration (South Africa)
Francois J. Prinsloo, Scientific Development and Integration (South Africa)
Einar Ronander, Scientific Development and Integration (South Africa)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4184:
XIII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference
Antonio Lapucci; Marco Ciofini, Editor(s)

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