Thermo-optical wavefront distortions in Nd:YVO 4 laser amplifiers
EPJ Web Conf.
Type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz (non-reviewed)
The power dependence of a Nd:YVO4 laser amplifier beam wavefront was analyzed by Zernike polynomial decomposition. This analysis was performed experimentally and by simulations based on split-step Fourier propagation showing a good agreement. The simulations yield a base for the design of an aberration compensation system.