Spatial beam shaping for high-power frequency tripling lasers based on a liquid crystal spatial light modulator

Sensen Li, Yulei Wang, Zhiwei Lu*, Lei Ding, Can Cui, Yi Chen, Du Pengyuan, Dexin Ba, Zhenxing Zheng, Hang Yuan, Lei Shi, Zhenxu Bai, Zhaohong Liu, Chengyu Zhu, Yongkang Dong, Luoxian Zhou

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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a spatial beam shaping method to achieve high-quality near-field for a high-power frequency tripling laser system by using a liquid crystal spatial light modulator (SLM). Considering the nonlinear relationship between the output 3ω intensity and the input 1ω intensity of the frequency conversion system and the transmittance nonuniformity of the whole laser system, we introduce an efficient spatial beam shaping method that improves the output near-field beam quality of frequency tripling laser dramatically. Results show that the near-field peak-to-mean value of the frequency tripling laser improves from 1.83:1 to 1.42:1 after spatial beam shaping within four shots. This method provides effective guidance for spatial beam shaping of high-power frequency tripling laser systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Volume367
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Active or adaptive optics
  • Harmonic generation and mixing
  • Laser beam shaping
  • Lasers
  • Spatial light modulators

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