Characterization of a distortion-corrected Nd:YAG laser with a self-conjugating loop geometry

@inproceedings{Wittler1999CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a distortion-corrected Nd:YAG laser with a self-conjugating loop geometry},
  author={Olaf Wittler and D. Udaiyan and G. J. Crofts and Khalid Saifullah Syed and Michael J. Damzen},
  year={1999}
}
A detailed experimental and theoretical characterization of a self-adaptive solid-state laser is presented. The system uses a saturable gain medium (Nd:YAG amplifier) as the adaptive element in an externally injected self-intersecting loop geometry. We demonstrate energy output >300 mJ, high energy reflectivity >10/sup 4/, low input energy threshold of /spl sim/5 /spl mu/J, and phase-conjugate properties of the system that compensate for both intracavity and extracavity phase distortions. The… CONTINUE READING

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