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Test and analysis of the time and space characteristics of phase aberration in a diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser
Author(s): Ping Yang; Shijie Hu; Xiaodang Yang; Shanqiu Chen; Wei Yang; Xiang Zhang; Bing Xu
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Paper Abstract

Intracavity adaptive optics has been successfully used in solid state lasers to improve output laser beam quality. However, In order to utilize this technology to improve the output laser beam quality successfully, the distribution characteristics of phase aberration in the laser resonator should firstly be known. Thus, a set of Hartmann- Shack wave front sensor (HSWFS) to measure the time and space characteristics of phase aberration in a diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser was set up. In this paper, the HSWFS is briefly introduced. The experimental results for measurement of the phase aberration in a diode side-pumped Nd:YAG laser are presented. The experimental results show that, the main phase aberration in the resonator is generated by the Nd:YAG rod. The phase aberration induced by thermal deformation in the cavity mirrors is minor. The temporal behavior of phase aberration in the resonator and from cavity mirrors under light heating was also obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6018, 5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine, 60180M (8 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669286
Show Author Affiliations
Ping Yang, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Shijie Hu, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Xiaodang Yang, Institute of Physics (China)
Shanqiu Chen, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Wei Yang, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Xiang Zhang, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Bing Xu, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6018:
5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine
Wenhan Jiang, Editor(s)

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