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[Invited talk] Deformable Mirrors for High Power Lasers
Sven Verpoort, Ulrich Wittrock

Date: 06-06-2011 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Last modified: 2011-06-01


It has been shown that the beam quality and the efficiency of high-power solid-state lasers could be enhanced by the use of deformable mirrors in order to compensate for optical aberrations. An intracavity compensation requires a deformable mirror which is capable of handling very high laser intensities. The active diameter of the deformable mirror should be a few millimeters in order to match typical fundamental mode laser beam diameters. There is a wide variety of commercially available deformable mirrors, but neither meets all requirements. (...)

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