Enhancement of laser performance using an intracavity deformable membrane mirror

W. Lubeigt, G.J. Valentine, D. Burns

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Abstract

An intracavity deformable membrane mirror has been successfully used to optimise the brightness of solid-state lasers--a side-pumped Nd(3+):YAlO laser where the oscillation of a low-order transverse mode was obtained, and a grazing incidence Nd(3+):GdVO(4) laser where a brightness increase by an order of magnitude with negligible drop in power was achieved. Several search algorithms were also implemented in the system and compared with respect to intracavity optimisation.
LanguageEnglish
Pages10943-10955
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Express
Volume16
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2008

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Keywords

  • multiphoton microscopy
  • adaptive optics
  • optimization
  • implementation
  • deformable membrane mirror
  • laser performance

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Lubeigt, W. ; Valentine, G.J. ; Burns, D. / Enhancement of laser performance using an intracavity deformable membrane mirror. In: Optics Express. 2008 ; Vol. 16, No. 15. pp. 10943-10955.
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In: Optics Express, Vol. 16, No. 15, 21.07.2008, p. 10943-10955.

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