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Self-adapting thermal lens to compensate for the thermally induced lens in solid state lasers
Author(s): Thomas Graf; Rudolf Weber; Eduard Wyss; Heinz P. Weber
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Paper Abstract

The thermally induced lens is a critical issue in high-power diode-pumped solid-state lasers. A self-adaptive scheme to balance the thermal lenses in laser resonators is presented. The requirements for the thermo-optical self-adaptive element and its influence on the resonator are discussed. With an appropriate compensating element and the correct resonator design, constant beam parameters are expected to be achieved over a pump range of several kilowatts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3930, Laser Resonators III, (12 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385410
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas Graf, Univ. of Berne (Switzerland)
Rudolf Weber, Univ. of Berne (Switzerland)
Eduard Wyss, Univ. of Berne (Switzerland)
Heinz P. Weber, Univ. of Berne (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3930:
Laser Resonators III
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton, Editor(s)

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