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Automatic transverse mode optimization of an all-solid-state laser using an intracavity adaptive-optic mirror
Author(s): Walter Lubeigt; Gareth J. Valentine; John M. Girkin; Erwin A. Bente; David Burns
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Paper Abstract

Preliminary investigations into the potential for automatic spatial-mode optimization in tehrmally distorted soild-sate lasers using deformable mirrors are presented. A 37 element adaptive optic mirror has been used intracavity to control the oscillation mode profile of a diode-laser pumped Nd:YVO4 laser. Spatial mode and output power optimization are demonstrated by closed loop computer control of the deformable mirror using a modified hill-climbing algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5137, International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2002: Advanced Lasers and Systems, (6 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.517953
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Walter Lubeigt, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Gareth J. Valentine, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
John M. Girkin, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Erwin A. Bente, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
David Burns, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5137:
International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2002: Advanced Lasers and Systems
Guenter Huber; Ivan A. Scherbakov; Vladislav Ya. Panchenko, Editor(s)

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