Two-mirror beam-shaping technique for high power diode bars


Clarkson, W.A. and Hanna, D.C. (1996) Two-mirror beam-shaping technique for high power diode bars. Optics Letters, 21, (6), 375-377. (doi:10.1364/OL.21.000375).

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A simple beam-shaping technique is described whereby the output from a highly asymmetric, non-diffraction-limited laser source, such as a high power diode bar, can be reconfigured with nearly equal beam quality factors in orthogonal planes and without a significant reduction in brightness. Using this technique, in conjunction with conventional lenses, the output from a 20 W cw diode bar has been focused to a very intense, nearly circular, spot with a 1/e^2 beam diameter of ~100 µm and a far-field beam divergence (half-angle) of ~0.2 rad.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0146-9592 (print)
1539-4794 (electronic)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78380
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:58
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78380

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