Abstract

We present a slab laser amplifier beam cleanup experimental system based on a 39-actuator rectangular piezoelectric deformable mirror. Rather than use a wave-front sensor to measure distortions in the wave-front and then apply a conjugation wave-front for compensating them, the system uses a Stochastic Parallel Gradient Descent algorithm to maximize the power contained within a far-field designated bucket. Experimental results demonstrate that at the output power of 335W, more than 30% energy concentrates in the 1x diffraction-limited area while the beam quality is enhanced greatly.

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2008 (2)

W. Lubeigt, G. J. Valentine, and D. Burns, “Enhancement of laser performance using an intracavity deformable membrane mirror,” Opt. Express 16(15), 10943–10955 (2008).
[PubMed]

J. Notaras and C. Paterson, “Point-diffraction interferometer for atmospheric adaptive optics in strong scintillation,” Opt. Commun. 281(3), 360–367 (2008).

2007 (2)

P. Yang, Y. Liu, W. Yang, M. W. Ao, S. J. Hu, B. Xu, and W. H. Jiang, “Adaptive mode optimization of a continuous wave solid-state laser using an intracavity piezoelectric deformable mirror,” Opt. Commun. 278(2), 377–381 (2007).

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-Scaling Potential of Actively Phase-Locked Solid-State Laser Arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).

2006 (3)

2005 (1)

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2004 (2)

K. N. LaFortune, R. L. Hurd, E. M. Johanssob, C. B. Dane, S. N. Fochs, and J. M. Brase, “Intracavity adaptive correction of a 10 kW, solid-state, heat-capacity laser,” Proc. SPIE 5333, 53–61 (2004).

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[PubMed]

1997 (2)

M. A. Vorontsov, G. W. Carhart, and J. C. Ricklin, “Adaptive phase-distortion correction based on parallel gradient-descent optimization,” Opt. Lett. 22(12), 907–909 (1997).
[PubMed]

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).

1995 (2)

C. E. Max, D. T. Gavel, and S. S. Olivier, “Near infra-red astronomy with adaptive optics and laser guide stars at the keck observatory,” Proc. SPIE 2534, 412–422 (1995).

X. J. Rao, N. Ling, and W. H. Jiang, “Experimental of measuring influence function of deformable mirror using digital interferometer,” Acta Opt. Sin. 15, 1446–1451 (1995) (in Chinese).

1994 (1)

A. Giesen, H. H¨ugel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state-lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365–372 (1994).

Albers, K.

Anderegg, J.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-Scaling Potential of Actively Phase-Locked Solid-State Laser Arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).

Ao, M. W.

P. Yang, Y. Liu, W. Yang, M. W. Ao, S. J. Hu, B. Xu, and W. H. Jiang, “Adaptive mode optimization of a continuous wave solid-state laser using an intracavity piezoelectric deformable mirror,” Opt. Commun. 278(2), 377–381 (2007).

Asman, C. P.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-Scaling Potential of Actively Phase-Locked Solid-State Laser Arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).

Berg, J. G.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).

Booth, M. J.

Brase, J. M.

K. N. LaFortune, R. L. Hurd, E. M. Johanssob, C. B. Dane, S. N. Fochs, and J. M. Brase, “Intracavity adaptive correction of a 10 kW, solid-state, heat-capacity laser,” Proc. SPIE 5333, 53–61 (2004).

Brauch, U.

A. Giesen, H. H¨ugel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state-lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365–372 (1994).

Brosnan, S.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-Scaling Potential of Actively Phase-Locked Solid-State Laser Arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).

Bruesselbach, H.

H. Bruesselbach and D. S. Sumida, “A 2.65-kW Yb:YAG single rod laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 600–603 (2005).

Burns, D.

Carhart, G. W.

Cheung, E. C.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-Scaling Potential of Actively Phase-Locked Solid-State Laser Arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[PubMed]

Dane, C. B.

K. N. LaFortune, R. L. Hurd, E. M. Johanssob, C. B. Dane, S. N. Fochs, and J. M. Brase, “Intracavity adaptive correction of a 10 kW, solid-state, heat-capacity laser,” Proc. SPIE 5333, 53–61 (2004).

Epp, P.

Fochs, S. N.

K. N. LaFortune, R. L. Hurd, E. M. Johanssob, C. B. Dane, S. N. Fochs, and J. M. Brase, “Intracavity adaptive correction of a 10 kW, solid-state, heat-capacity laser,” Proc. SPIE 5333, 53–61 (2004).

Gavel, D. T.

C. E. Max, D. T. Gavel, and S. S. Olivier, “Near infra-red astronomy with adaptive optics and laser guide stars at the keck observatory,” Proc. SPIE 2534, 412–422 (1995).

Giesen, A.

A. Giesen, H. H¨ugel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state-lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365–372 (1994).

Girkin, J. M.

Goodno, G. D.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-Scaling Potential of Actively Phase-Locked Solid-State Laser Arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[PubMed]

Griffith, M.

H¨ugel, H.

A. Giesen, H. H¨ugel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state-lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365–372 (1994).

Hammons, D.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-Scaling Potential of Actively Phase-Locked Solid-State Laser Arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).

Harpole, G. M.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).

Harris, D. G.

F. D. Patel, D. G. Harris, and C. E. Turner, “Improving the beam quality of a high power Yb:YAG rod laser,” Proc. SPIE 6100, 610018–610021 (2006).

Hilyard, R. C.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).

Howland, D.

Hu, S. J.

P. Yang, Y. Liu, W. Yang, M. W. Ao, S. J. Hu, B. Xu, and W. H. Jiang, “Adaptive mode optimization of a continuous wave solid-state laser using an intracavity piezoelectric deformable mirror,” Opt. Commun. 278(2), 377–381 (2007).

Hurd, R. L.

K. N. LaFortune, R. L. Hurd, E. M. Johanssob, C. B. Dane, S. N. Fochs, and J. M. Brase, “Intracavity adaptive correction of a 10 kW, solid-state, heat-capacity laser,” Proc. SPIE 5333, 53–61 (2004).

Injeyan, H.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-Scaling Potential of Actively Phase-Locked Solid-State Laser Arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[PubMed]

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).

Jiang, W. H.

P. Yang, Y. Liu, W. Yang, M. W. Ao, S. J. Hu, B. Xu, and W. H. Jiang, “Adaptive mode optimization of a continuous wave solid-state laser using an intracavity piezoelectric deformable mirror,” Opt. Commun. 278(2), 377–381 (2007).

X. J. Rao, N. Ling, and W. H. Jiang, “Experimental of measuring influence function of deformable mirror using digital interferometer,” Acta Opt. Sin. 15, 1446–1451 (1995) (in Chinese).

Johanssob, E. M.

K. N. LaFortune, R. L. Hurd, E. M. Johanssob, C. B. Dane, S. N. Fochs, and J. M. Brase, “Intracavity adaptive correction of a 10 kW, solid-state, heat-capacity laser,” Proc. SPIE 5333, 53–61 (2004).

Komine, H.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-Scaling Potential of Actively Phase-Locked Solid-State Laser Arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[PubMed]

LaFortune, K. N.

K. N. LaFortune, R. L. Hurd, E. M. Johanssob, C. B. Dane, S. N. Fochs, and J. M. Brase, “Intracavity adaptive correction of a 10 kW, solid-state, heat-capacity laser,” Proc. SPIE 5333, 53–61 (2004).

Laycock, L.

Ling, N.

X. J. Rao, N. Ling, and W. H. Jiang, “Experimental of measuring influence function of deformable mirror using digital interferometer,” Acta Opt. Sin. 15, 1446–1451 (1995) (in Chinese).

Liu, Y.

P. Yang, Y. Liu, W. Yang, M. W. Ao, S. J. Hu, B. Xu, and W. H. Jiang, “Adaptive mode optimization of a continuous wave solid-state laser using an intracavity piezoelectric deformable mirror,” Opt. Commun. 278(2), 377–381 (2007).

Long, W.

Long, W. H.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-Scaling Potential of Actively Phase-Locked Solid-State Laser Arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).

Lubeigt, W.

Max, C. E.

C. E. Max, D. T. Gavel, and S. S. Olivier, “Near infra-red astronomy with adaptive optics and laser guide stars at the keck observatory,” Proc. SPIE 2534, 412–422 (1995).

McClellan, M.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-Scaling Potential of Actively Phase-Locked Solid-State Laser Arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[PubMed]

McNaught, S. J.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-Scaling Potential of Actively Phase-Locked Solid-State Laser Arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[PubMed]

Mordaunt, D. W.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).

Notaras, J.

J. Notaras and C. Paterson, “Point-diffraction interferometer for atmospheric adaptive optics in strong scintillation,” Opt. Commun. 281(3), 360–367 (2008).

Olivier, S. S.

C. E. Max, D. T. Gavel, and S. S. Olivier, “Near infra-red astronomy with adaptive optics and laser guide stars at the keck observatory,” Proc. SPIE 2534, 412–422 (1995).

Opower, H.

A. Giesen, H. H¨ugel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, “Scalable concept for diode-pumped high-power solid-state-lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 365–372 (1994).

Patel, F. D.

F. D. Patel, D. G. Harris, and C. E. Turner, “Improving the beam quality of a high power Yb:YAG rod laser,” Proc. SPIE 6100, 610018–610021 (2006).

Paterson, C.

J. Notaras and C. Paterson, “Point-diffraction interferometer for atmospheric adaptive optics in strong scintillation,” Opt. Commun. 281(3), 360–367 (2008).

Poland, S. P.

Rao, X. J.

X. J. Rao, N. Ling, and W. H. Jiang, “Experimental of measuring influence function of deformable mirror using digital interferometer,” Acta Opt. Sin. 15, 1446–1451 (1995) (in Chinese).

Redmond, S.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-Scaling Potential of Actively Phase-Locked Solid-State Laser Arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[PubMed]

Ricklin, J. C.

Senn, R.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).

Simpson, R.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-Scaling Potential of Actively Phase-Locked Solid-State Laser Arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[PubMed]

Sollee, J.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-Scaling Potential of Actively Phase-Locked Solid-State Laser Arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).

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Figures (10)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

The schematic of slab laser amplifier beam cleanup system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The schematic of actuators configuration of the rectangular DM.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

The original surface shape of the 39-actuator rectangular DM measured by a WYKO interferometer.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

is the schematic configuration of beam measurement system based on a Hartmann-Shack sensor.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

The far-field distribution of slab laser beam at 70W output.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

The wave-front reconstructed from Fig. 5 using a zonal reconstruction method: a is the planar distribution while b represents the three-dimensional distribution.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Power-in-a-bucket plot of the far-field spots in both open-loop and closed-loop at the output power of 144W. The top left plot is the original far-field spot (open-loop) while the top right plot is the far-field spot with AO on (closed-loop). In both plots, the fraction of the total energy contained within the red circle is 84%. The bottom plot shows the Encircled energy curves of which X-coordinate represents the times (β) of diffraction-limited area, the Y-coordinate represents Encircled Energy (βhere is defined as the times of diffraction-limited area) . When the AO is on, the energy within the 1x diffraction-limited area (β = 1 in this figure) is increased from 5% to 35%.

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

Horizontal and vertical lineouts of the far-field spots in both open-loop and closed-loop at 335W. (the red lines of both A and B represent the open-loop while blue lines correspond to the close-loop).

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Power-in-a-bucket plot of the far-field spots in both open-loop and closed-loop at the output power of 335W. The top left plot is the original far-field spot (open-loop) while the top right plot is the far-field spot with AO on (closed-loop). In both plots, the fraction of the total energy contained within the red circle is 84%. The bottom plot shows the Encircled energy curves of which X-coordinate represents the times (β) of diffraction-limited, Y-coordinate represents Encircled Energy. In open-loop only 5% energy is within 1x diffraction-limited area where contains 31% energy in closed-loop.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Horizontal and vertical lineouts (A and B) of the far-field spots in the open-loop and closed-loop at 144W. (the red lines of both A and B represent the open-loop while blue lines correspond to the closed-loop).

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φ (x,y)=k j=1 39 v j f j  (x,y) 
f j (x,y)=exp[ln(w) ( (x-x j ) 2  +(y-y j ) 2 / d ) ] 2
B Q = P D L P

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