Abstract

The M2 factor could be decomposed as amplitude term and phase term. A method to improve the beam quality of laser beams is proposed. In our method, the amplitude and phase of a laser beam are both compensated in order to improve the beam quality completely. In experiment, a laser amplifier is set to modulate the amplitude to Gaussian type, and a deformable mirror is used to compensate the phase aberration. The laser beam is well compensated by our method; the beam quality factor of the laser is improved from 1.7 to 1.1.

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