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Comparison of adaptive resonators and multipass amplifiers for efficient power extraction with good beam quality
Author(s): Andrew M. Scott; A. P. G. Davies
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Paper Abstract

Considerable work is being undertaken to develop laser sources with increasingly high power and good beam quality. In all solid state lasers, especially cw ones, optical pumping causes heat to be generated in the gain volume which is conducted away via a surface. The associated temperature gradient produces refractive index variations which degrade the beam quality.

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Date Published: 24 April 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4270, Laser Resonators IV, (24 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424673
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Andrew M. Scott, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)
A. P. G. Davies, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4270:
Laser Resonators IV
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton, Editor(s)

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