Astigmatic-waist TEMoo-output dye laser design

Ty Martinez, J Roger P Angel

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Abstract

An interesting optical design problem is to design a laser cavity which will couple an astigmatic waist to a TEMoo output. The astigmatic waist is used to reduce the thermal effects introduced in a dye laser when pumped at high power levels. The use of components which are inexpensive and readily available was one of the requirements in the design. We looked at the problem from an aberration stand point. We present two designs for a dye laser cavity which couples an astigmatic waist to a TEMoo output. Each design uses a tilted spherical mirror to introduce the astigmatism needed to produce the astigmatic waist. A second mirror tilted in an orthogonal direction is used to remove the astigmatism. The tilted mirrors also introduce coma into the system. One design uses symmetry to remove the coma. The second design uses an asymmetric design which removes the coma and requires fewer elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages316-320
Number of pages5
Volume2537
StatePublished - 1995
EventNovel Optical Systems Design and Optimization - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 10 1995Jul 11 1995

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OtherNovel Optical Systems Design and Optimization
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period7/10/957/11/95

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Dye lasers
dye lasers
output
coma
Laser resonators
astigmatism
mirrors
laser cavities
Mirrors
Optical design
Aberrations
Thermal effects
temperature effects
aberration
requirements
symmetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Martinez, T., & Angel, J. R. P. (1995). Astigmatic-waist TEMoo-output dye laser design. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 2537, pp. 316-320)

Astigmatic-waist TEMoo-output dye laser design. / Martinez, Ty; Angel, J Roger P.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2537 1995. p. 316-320.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Martinez, T & Angel, JRP 1995, Astigmatic-waist TEMoo-output dye laser design. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 2537, pp. 316-320, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization, San Diego, CA, USA, 7/10/95.
Martinez T, Angel JRP. Astigmatic-waist TEMoo-output dye laser design. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2537. 1995. p. 316-320
Martinez, Ty ; Angel, J Roger P. / Astigmatic-waist TEMoo-output dye laser design. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2537 1995. pp. 316-320
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