Self-imaging and high-beam-quality operation in multi-mode planar waveguide optical amplifiers

Howard J. Baker, Jason R. Lee, Denis R. Hall

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Abstract

Self-imaging in a multi-mode active waveguide is examined as a method to preserve beam quality when amplifying a fundamental gaussian beam. Misalignment tolerance, gain saturation and thermal lensing effects are evaluated for the use of self-imaging in high average power, diode-pumped, planar waveguide lasers. © 2002 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-302
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume10
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002

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