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Adaptive wavelets applied to distortion correction in laser diode arrays
Author(s): Katherine J. Jones
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Paper Abstract

Laser diode arrays oscillate in multiple spatial and longitudinal modes. Adaptive optics is the field dedicated to automatic compensation for wavefront distortion. A number of approaches are available to achieve spatial and spectral control of high power diode lasers using phase conjugate mirrors. A new method is being developed to determine phase (and hence, phase distortion) using wavelet ridge extraction. In addition, an adaptive wavelet system will be developed to cancel distortion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2006
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6101, Laser Beam Control and Applications, 610109 (22 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.638258
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Katherine J. Jones, Rice Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6101:
Laser Beam Control and Applications
Steven J. Davis; Alexis V. Kudryashov; Adolf Giesen; Detlef Nickel; Michael C. Heaven; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko; J. Thomas Schriempf, Editor(s)

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