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Intracavity adaptive optics control of Continuous-Wave Nd:YVO4 self-Raman lasers

Li, Ran and Griffith, Mike and Laycock, Leslie and Lubeigt, Walter (2014) Intracavity adaptive optics control of Continuous-Wave Nd:YVO4 self-Raman lasers. In: Advanced Solid State Lasers. Optical Society of America, Washington D.C.. ISBN 978-1-55752-822-3

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Abstract

The development of a controllable Continuous-Wave (CW) Raman lasers for medical and sensing applications is presented. An adaptive optics (AO)-based feedback control loop featuring an intracavity deformable mirror (DM) was integrated to a self-Raman Nd:YVO4 laser to compensate for the complex thermal lensing occurring in the gain medium. This resulted in power scaling of the Raman output beam by up to ~31%. Discrete wavelength selection between two Raman laser outputs is also presented.