A novel technique of measuring the prompt, thermally induced wave-front aberrations in a large aperture flash-lamp pumped Nd3+ glass disk amplifier is presented. Implementing a 2 × 2 lens array and a 2 × 2 position sensitive detector array as a diagnostic system, the wave-front profile was successfully reconstructed for the first five Zernike terms for a temporal window of 8.5 ms.
|Journal||Review of Scientific Instruments|
|Early online date||6 Dec 2019|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2019|
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