9-13 July 2012
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Laser mode control using an intracavity spatial light modulator

12 Jul 2012, 17:30
2h
IT Building

IT Building

Poster Presentation Track C - Photonics Poster Session

Speaker

Ms Liesl Burger (Laser Research Institute, University of Stellenbosch / CSIR NLC)

Level for award<br>&nbsp;(Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD)?

N/A

Apply to be<br> consider for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)?

No

Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)?

No

Abstract content <br> &nbsp; (Max 300 words)

The fundamental mode of a cavity may be selected by suitable choice of intra-cavity amplitude or phase elements. Static methods include apertures and other obscurations, as well as diffractive optical elements inserted into the cavity. Until now, dynamic intracavity beam control has been possible using deformable mirrors. We present early results on the intra-cavity use of SLMs, and highlight some expected and unexpected problems.

Primary author

Ms Liesl Burger (Laser Research Institute, University of Stellenbosch / CSIR NLC)

Co-authors

Prof. Andrew Forbes (CSIR NLC) Dr Igor Litvin (UKZN)

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