Abstract

In this article, we use the results of finite-element analysis (FEA) of temperature distribution, deformation, and stress to provide a full three-dimensional simulation of a dynamically stable cavity by propagating wavefront into hot, thermally deformed Yb:YAG/YAG thin-disk laser, using the fast Fourier transform (FFT) split-step beam propagation method (BPM). The wave optics computation therefore delivers realistic results for important features of a laser-like intensity, phase profile, and resonator eigenvalues and higher order-eigenmodes of the laser beam.

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