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Nd:YAG Slab Oscillators, Amplifiers And Optical Phase Conjugation
Author(s): W. R. Rapoport; S. Strauch
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Paper Abstract

Slab lasers offer an inherent advantage over conventional devices when operated in the total internal reflection mode. Further improvements can be gained with these devices using SBS Optical Phase Conjugation. This paper describes experimental and theoretical studies of this combined approach for several geometries. Limitations imposed by thermal distortion, passive losses, birefringence, optical damage, parasitics and extraction efficiencies are addressed. Non-linear frequency conversion with emphasis on improved beam quality is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0736, New Slab and Solid-State Laser Technologies and Applications, (6 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.938068
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W. R. Rapoport, General Electric Company (United States)
S. Strauch, General Electric Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0736:
New Slab and Solid-State Laser Technologies and Applications
John M. Eggleston III; Steven Guch Jr., Editor(s)

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