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Adaptive wavelets applied to mode-structure stability in diode-laser arrays
Author(s): Katherine J. Jones
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Paper Abstract

Progress in laser resonators and beam control requires new criteria for laser beam characterization, especially with spatial and longitudinal modes which tend to oscillate and are critical to their role as high power pump sources in solid state lasers. Previous papers by the author (K. J. Jones, 200f), (K. J. Jones, 2006) have applied wavelet-based phase extraction and adaptive wavelets to distortion correction in laser diode arrays. Adaptive optics aim at achieving greater dynamic stability in laser systems. This investigation examines multiple spatial and longitudinal modes in diode laser arrays and applies wavelets, first to determine the phase of the oscillating modes and adaptive wavelets to minimize mode distortion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2007
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6452, Laser Resonators and Beam Control IX, 64520E (14 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.694674
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Katherine J. Jones, Rice Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6452:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control IX
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Editor(s)

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