In this paper, two new fabrication methods are developed for highly curved toroidal laser resonator mirrors based on laser micromachining of cylindrical substrates that already have the large lateral curvature RT provided by conventional polishing. These mirrors are produced by a two-step CO2 laser machining process with high resolution ablative laser cutting and then laser polishing, or by vaporization of silica in the CO2 laser smoothing process at higher than usual power. The produced mirrors are with RT = 32 mm and 15 mm radius of curvature and 14 mm lateral length for use with the 200 mum core height Nd:YAG and a 150 mum core Yb:YAG planar waveguide laser respectively.
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||European Quantum Electronics Conference 2009 - Munich, Germany|
Duration: 14 Jun 2009 → 19 Jun 2009
|Conference||European Quantum Electronics Conference 2009|
|Abbreviated title||EQEC 2009|
|Period||14/06/09 → 19/06/09|
Wlodarczyk, K. L., Thomson, I. J., Baker, H. J., & Hall, D. R. (2009). Mode-selective toroidal mirrors for unstable resonator planar waveguide and thin slab solid-state lasers. Poster session presented at European Quantum Electronics Conference 2009, Munich, Germany. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2009.5192114