A method to determine the focal length of a thermal lens and pumping laser beam waist in the gain medium in laser-diode-pumped solid-state lasers is presented. This method, using resonator transform circle theory, is both simple and reliable. The measured focal length of the thermal lens is used to calculate the beam waist of pumping laser inside the gain medium. The effect of the thermal lens on the output power is also measured and analyzed.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)