M. Schneewind
P. Booker
S. Spiekermann
P. Weßels
J. Neumann
D. Kracht

Experimental and numerical analysis of thermal aberrations in Nd:YVO4 laser amplifiers

Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
26.-30. Juni
Type: Konferenzbeitrag
The power-dependent wavefront distortions in Nd:YVO4 amplifiers were analyzed with a Shack-Hartman sensor and a Zernike-polynomial decomposition. The experimental analysis was complemented by numerical simulations based on split-step Fourier propagation with excellent agreement.