Improved successive iteration method for simulatinglaser beam propagation through multipass amplifier systems

Authors: Lü, B.; Zhang, B.

Source: Optik – International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, Volume 112, Number 1, January 2001 , pp. 9-15(7)

Publisher: Urban & Fischer

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Abstract:

The improved successive iteration flowchart of both forward and backward codes is proposed, in which the effects of fabrication imperfections and obscurations of optical components, stochastic phase fluctuations and irradiance-dependent nonlinear index of refraction of active medium, all are important issues central to the design of high-power multipass laser systems, are considered. Typical numerical results for the four- and two-pass amplifier systems often used in practice are given to illustrate the application of our method.

Keywords: Successive iteration method; beam propagation code; multipass amplifier system

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1078/0030-4026-00002

Affiliations: Institute of Laser Physics and Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China

Publication date: January 1, 2001

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