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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. ISSN 0277-786X

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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.

Item type: Article
ID code: 9105
Keywords: solid-state lasers, thermal effects, thermal lensing, adaptive optics, lasers, spatial-mode control, Optics. Light, Condensed Matter Physics, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science Applications
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Faculty of Science > Institute of Photonics
Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2009 09:46
    Last modified: 08 Jul 2014 05:00
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/9105

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