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Simple method for compensation of thermally-induced birefringence in high-power solid-state lasers

Simple method for compensation of thermally-induced birefringence in high-power solid-state lasers
Simple method for compensation of thermally-induced birefringence in high-power solid-state lasers
We demonstrate that a single quarter-wave plate can be used to greatly reduce the effects of thermally-induced stress-birefringence for a diode-bar-end-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at 946nm, 2.9W of linearly polarised output with M2 < 1.2 was obtained for 14.3 W of incident pump power
Clarkson, W.A.
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Felgate, N.S.
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Hanna, D.C.
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Clarkson, W.A.
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Felgate, N.S.
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Hanna, D.C.
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Clarkson, W.A., Felgate, N.S. and Hanna, D.C. (1998) Simple method for compensation of thermally-induced birefringence in high-power solid-state lasers. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, United Kingdom. 13 - 18 Sep 1998.

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Abstract

We demonstrate that a single quarter-wave plate can be used to greatly reduce the effects of thermally-induced stress-birefringence for a diode-bar-end-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at 946nm, 2.9W of linearly polarised output with M2 < 1.2 was obtained for 14.3 W of incident pump power

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Published date: 1998
Venue - Dates: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, United Kingdom, 1998-09-13 - 1998-09-18

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/76675
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