Abstract

Radially polarized light in a 2.1kW, good quality beam was obtained from a Nd:YAG rod-based master oscillator power amplifier. Several techniques were utilized: a pure radially polarized oscillator, efficient pump chambers, external compensation of lower-order aberrations, and higher-order aberration compensation by pairing of pump chambers.

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2006 (1)

A. M. Bonnefois, M. Gilbert, P. Y. Thro, and J. M. Weulersse, Opt. Commun. 259, 223 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

2003 (1)

1995 (1)

Q. Lü and H. Weber, Opt. Commun. 118, 457 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Bonnefois, A. M.

A. M. Bonnefois, M. Gilbert, P. Y. Thro, and J. M. Weulersse, Opt. Commun. 259, 223 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Gilbert, M.

A. M. Bonnefois, M. Gilbert, P. Y. Thro, and J. M. Weulersse, Opt. Commun. 259, 223 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Goldring, S.

E. Leibush, S. Jackel, S. Goldring, I. Moshe, Y. Tzuk, and A. Meir, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MB45.

Jackel, S.

I. Moshe and S. Jackel, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1228 (2005).
[CrossRef]

I. Moshe, S. Jackel, and A. Meir, Appl. Opt. 44, 7823 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. Moshe, S. Jackel, and A. Meir, Opt. Lett. 28, 807 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Leibush, S. Jackel, S. Goldring, I. Moshe, Y. Tzuk, and A. Meir, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MB45.

Leibush, E.

E. Leibush, S. Jackel, S. Goldring, I. Moshe, Y. Tzuk, and A. Meir, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MB45.

Lü, Q.

Q. Lü and H. Weber, Opt. Commun. 118, 457 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Meir, A.

I. Moshe, S. Jackel, and A. Meir, Appl. Opt. 44, 7823 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. Moshe, S. Jackel, and A. Meir, Opt. Lett. 28, 807 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Leibush, S. Jackel, S. Goldring, I. Moshe, Y. Tzuk, and A. Meir, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MB45.

Moshe, I.

I. Moshe and S. Jackel, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1228 (2005).
[CrossRef]

I. Moshe, S. Jackel, and A. Meir, Appl. Opt. 44, 7823 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. Moshe, S. Jackel, and A. Meir, Opt. Lett. 28, 807 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Leibush, S. Jackel, S. Goldring, I. Moshe, Y. Tzuk, and A. Meir, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MB45.

Thro, P. Y.

A. M. Bonnefois, M. Gilbert, P. Y. Thro, and J. M. Weulersse, Opt. Commun. 259, 223 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tzuk, Y.

E. Leibush, S. Jackel, S. Goldring, I. Moshe, Y. Tzuk, and A. Meir, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MB45.

Weber, H.

Q. Lü and H. Weber, Opt. Commun. 118, 457 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Weulersse, J. M.

A. M. Bonnefois, M. Gilbert, P. Y. Thro, and J. M. Weulersse, Opt. Commun. 259, 223 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (2)

Q. Lü and H. Weber, Opt. Commun. 118, 457 (1995).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Bonnefois, M. Gilbert, P. Y. Thro, and J. M. Weulersse, Opt. Commun. 259, 223 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (1)

E. Leibush, S. Jackel, S. Goldring, I. Moshe, Y. Tzuk, and A. Meir, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MB45.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Optical distortion induced by a STAR pump chamber: (a) far-field intensity distribution, (b) WF map, (c) Zernike coefficients. Tip, tilt, and focus have been subtracted. P.V., peak-to-valley.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured SAC-induced WF deformation and analyzed Zernike coefficients for a 6.2 mm diameter beam.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

WF map (peak-to-valley 1.5 μ m ) and Zernike coefficients after an amplifier block composed of two relay-imaged SA-compensated STARs. 1:-1 relay-imaging reduced the odd-order aberrations.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Laser system schematic layout. QR, quartz rotator.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Output beam far-field intensity distribution from the (a) oscillator, (b) preamplifier, and (c) STAR power amplifier block.

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