Beam-shaping diffractive optical elements for high-power solid-state laser systems

I. M. Barton, P. Blair, A. J. Waddie, K. Balluder, M. R. Taghizadeh, H. A. McInnes, T. H. Bett

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Abstract

Diffractive optical elements (DOEs) to modify laser beam spatial intensity distributions are described. The elements have been applied to free-space Gaussian to flat-top beam conversion and customization of the modes of a laser resonator. The single pass free space elements demonstrate a high efficiency but result in too much high frequency noise on the beam. The intra-cavity elements significantly altered the TEM00 profile but practical limitations with the positioning of the element within the cavity prevented operation in the design mode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-444
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3492
Issue numberI
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 3rd International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion - Monterey, CA, USA
Duration: 7 Jun 199812 Jun 1998

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