Side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with thermal aberration correction using a diffractive optical element

Siamak Makki, James Leger

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Abstract

A side-pumped laser cavity that incorporates a single custom-made diffractive element for thermal aberration correction was designed. A computer model of the cavity was used to predict the fundamental mode shape, cavity loss, higher-order mode discrimination, and tolerance to pump power operating point, corrector plate misalignment, and diffractive element fabrication errors. These predictions and the corresponding experimental measurements demonstrate that diffractive optics correction of aberration is a viable technique for high-power solid-state laser operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 3 1998May 8 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period5/3/985/8/98

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