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

Ran Li, Mike Griffith, Leslie Laycock, Walter Lubeigt

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Solid State Lasers
Place of PublicationWashington D.C.
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)978-1-55752-822-3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • adaptive optics
  • Raman lasers
  • thermal effects
  • Continuous-Wave (CW) Raman lasers

Cite this

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.