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Intraresonator Phase Conjugation
Author(s): T. J. Karr; H. J. Hoffman
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Paper Abstract

Cavity-induced beam distortion might be reduced by a phase conjugating mirror inside the laser. The promise and problems of doing this in a high-power laser are discussed. After reviewing the oscillation mode theory of resonators with phase conjugators, we discuss the practical limitations at high power. The main issues are (1) availability of pump energy for conjugation, (2) degraded conjugation at high power, and (3) outcoupling the energy from the laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 0293, Wavefront Distortions in Power Optics, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932338
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T. J. Karr, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)
H. J. Hoffman, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0293:
Wavefront Distortions in Power Optics
Claude A. Klein, Editor(s)

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