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Adaptive optics control of solid-state lasers
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Paper Abstract

An adaptive optics system was developed to reduce the time taken to reach full brightness of a solid-state laser. This system was based on the translation of the end-mirror during the turn-on time of the laser. It was implemented on a simple laser configuration featuring a side-pumped Nd:YLF rod and resulted in the reduction of the transient time by a factor of 15. Several limitations such as the innate astigmatism of Nd:YLF and the inertia of the moving mirror were also observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6452, Laser Resonators and Beam Control IX, 64520B (14 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.698940
Show Author Affiliations
Walter Lubeigt, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
David Burns, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)

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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