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Beam quality measurements and improvement in solar-pumped laser systems
Author(s): Hana Bernstein; George A. Thompson; Amnon Yogev; Moshe Oron
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Paper Abstract

Laser performance degradation occurs in solar pumped solid state lasers due to thermal effects in the active medium. We demonstrated improvement of the beam quality by reduction of the operating temperatures, as well as the use of phase conjugation to eliminate the induced beam distortions.

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Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1442, 7th Mtg in Israel on Optical Engineering, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49051
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Hana Bernstein, Weizmann Institute of Science (United States)
George A. Thompson, Weizmann Institute of Science (Switzerland)
Amnon Yogev, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Moshe Oron, Soreq Nuclear Research Ctr. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1442:
7th Mtg in Israel on Optical Engineering

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