M. Schneewind
P. Booker
S. Iakushev
P. Weßels
B. Willke
J. Neumann
D. Kracht

Thermo-optical wavefront distortions in Nd:YVO4 laser amplifiers

28. August - 02. September
Type: Konferenzbeitrag
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.