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Automatic transverse mode optimization of an all-solid-state laser using an intracavity adaptive-optic mirror

Lubeigt, W. and Valentine, G.J. and Bente, E.A.J.M. and Burns, D. and Girkin, J.M. (2003) Automatic transverse mode optimization of an all-solid-state laser using an intracavity adaptive-optic mirror. Proceedings of SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, 5137. pp. 159-164.

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Abstract

Preliminary investigations into the potential for automatic spatial-mode optimization in tehrmally distorted soild-sate lasers using deformable mirrors are presented. A 37 element adaptive optic mirror has been used intracavity to control the oscillation mode profile of a diode-laser pumped Nd:YVO4 laser. Spatial mode and output power optimization are demonstrated by closed loop computer control of the deformable mirror using a modified hill-climbing algorithm.