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.
|Title of host publication||Advanced Solid State Lasers|
|Place of Publication||Washington D.C.|
|Publisher||Optical Society of America|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- adaptive optics
- Raman lasers
- thermal effects
- Continuous-Wave (CW) Raman lasers
Li, R., Griffith, M., Laycock, L., & Lubeigt, W. (2014). Intracavity adaptive optics control of Continuous-Wave Nd:YVO4 self-Raman lasers. In Advanced Solid State Lasers [AM5A.34] Optical Society of America.