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

Walter Lubeigt, Gareth Valentine, John Girkin, E. Bente, David Burns

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Abstract

Preliminary investigations into the potential for automatic spatial-mode optimization in thermally distorted solid-state 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2002 Advanced Lasers and Systems
Place of PublicationBellingham
PublisherSPIE
Pages159-164
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
EventInternational Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2002 Advanced Lasers and Systems - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 22 Jun 200227 Jun 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume5137
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2002 Advanced Lasers and Systems
CountryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period22/06/0227/06/02

Keywords

  • Adaptive optics
  • Lasers
  • Solid-state lasers
  • Spatial-mode control
  • Thermal effects
  • Thermal lensing

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    Lubeigt, W., Valentine, G., Girkin, J., Bente, E., & Burns, D. (2002). Automatic transverse mode optimization of an all-solid-state laser using an intracavity adaptive-optic mirror. In International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2002 Advanced Lasers and Systems (pp. 159-164). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 5137). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.517953