High Power Single Mode Laser Operation With Intracavity Phase Elements

In a laser operating with many transverse modes, the output power is relatively high but the emerging output beam quality is inherently poor. Generally, improvement of the beam quality is achieved by inserting an aperture inside the resonator to reduce the number of modes.

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