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Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 22, Supplement 1, pp S39–S55 | Cite as

High-power solid-state lasers with unstable resonators

  • N. Hodgson
  • H. Weber
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Abstract

The thermal lensing properties of stable and unstable resonators are compared and rules are given for the design of optimized unstable resonators containing a focusing rod. Experimental verification with a high-power Nd: YAG system proved that for unstable resonators the restricting relationship between beam quality and output power no longer holds. Careful resonator design enables high output power to be extracted with unstable resonators without destroying the output couplers.

Keywords

Output Power Communication Network Coupler Experimental Verification Beam Quality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Hodgson
    • 1
  • H. Weber
    • 2
  1. 1.Optisches InstitutTechnische Universität BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Festkoerper-Laser-Institut Berlin GmbHBerlin 12FRG

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