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Thermo-optical self-compensated amplifiers for high-power laser resonators
Author(s): Eduard Wyss; Michelle S. Roth; Thomas Graf; Heinz P. Weber
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Paper Abstract

Thermally induced optical effects can be exploited to generate adaptive optical devices such as self adjusting lenses. A liquid or gel layer sandwiched between two laser rods can self-adaptively compensate for the thermal lenses in the laser rods and therefore significantly increase the power range and the output beam quality of high-power lasers. Thermo-optically self-compensating amplifiers and their influence on optical resonators are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5147, ALT'02 International Conference on Advanced Laser Technologies, (14 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.537458
Show Author Affiliations
Eduard Wyss, Univ. of Bern (Switzerland)
Michelle S. Roth, Univ. of Bern (Switzerland)
Thomas Graf, Univ. of Bern (Switzerland)
Heinz P. Weber, Univ. of Bern (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5147:
ALT'02 International Conference on Advanced Laser Technologies
Heinz P. Weber; Vitali I. Konov; Thomas Graf, Editor(s)

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