Abstract

A 37 element adaptive optic mirror has been used intracavity to control the oscillation mode profile of a diode-laser pumped Nd:YVO4 laser. Mode and power optimisation are demonstrated by closed loop automatic optimisation of the deformable mirror.

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IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

D. A. Rockwell, �??A review of phase-conjugate solid-state lasers,�?? IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1124-1140, (1988).
[CrossRef]

S. Makki, J. Leger, �??Solid-state laser resonators with diffractive optic thermal aberration correction,�?? IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1075-1085, (1999).
[CrossRef]

J.M. Eggleston, T.J. Kane, K. Kuhn, J. Unternahrer, and R.L. Byer, �??The slab geometry laser. I. Theory,�?? IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 289-301, (1984).
[CrossRef]

J. Micromech. Microeng. (1)

G. Vdovin G, P.M. Sarro, S. Middelhoek, �??Technology and applications of micro-machined adaptive mirrors,�?? J. Micromech. Microeng. 9, R8-R19 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. SPIE (1)

D. Burns, G.J. Valentine, W. Lubeigt, E. Bente, A.I. Ferguson, �??Development of High Average Power Picosecond Laser Systems,�?? Proc SPIE 4629, 4629-18, (2002).

Science (1)

S. Kirkpatrick, C.D. Gelatt, Jr., and M.P. Vecchi, �??Optimization by simulated annealing,�?? Science 220 (4598), 671-680 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

K. F. Man, Genetic Algorithms: concepts and designs, (Springer Series, 1999).

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 5th edition (Springer Series in Optical Sciences, 1999).

R. Tyson, Principles of Adaptive Optics, 2nd edition, (Academic Press, 1998).

Flexible Optical B.V., PO Box 581, 2600 AN, Delft, the Netherlands, <a href="www.okotech.com">www.okotech.com</a>

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