Power-scaling continuous-wave solid-state Raman lasers using intracavity adaptive optics

Li, Ran and Griffith, Mike and Laycock, Leslie and Lubeigt, Walter (2014) Power-scaling continuous-wave solid-state Raman lasers using intracavity adaptive optics. In: CLEO: 2014. Optical Society of America, Washington D.C., SM2F.4. ISBN 9781557529992

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Abstract

Initial investigations to alleviate thermal lensing, a fundamental limitation in Raman lasers performance, are reported. An adaptive-optics feedback loop was incorporated into a Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser demonstrating a 40% Raman output power increase.