Abstract

Techniques for wavefront improvement in an end-pumped Nd:YAG zigzag slab laser amplifier were proposed and demonstrated experimentally. First, a study on the contact materials was conducted to improve the heat transfer between the slab and cooling blocks and to increase the cooling uniformity. Among many attempts, only the use of silicon oil showed an improvement in the wavefront. Thus, the appropriate silicone oil was applied to the amplifier as a contact material. In addition, the wavefront compensation method using a glass rod array was also applied to the amplifier. A very low wavefront distortion was obtained through the use of a silicone-oil contact and glass rod array. The variance of the optical path difference for the entire beam height was 3.87 μm at a pump power of 10.6 kW, and that for the 80% section was 1.69 μm. The output power from the oscillator was 3.88 kW, which means the maximum output extracted from the amplifier at a pump power of 10.6 kW.

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R. Xiang, H. Xu, G. Li, J. Wu, Y. Du, and K. Zhang, “Beam quality active control of a slab MOPA solid state laser with combined deformable mirrors,” Proc. SPIE 10254, 1025417 (2017).
[Crossref]

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, Y. Kim, G. Lim, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, S. Kim, and H. T. Kim, “Design of pump beam delivering optical system and doped YAG length to minimize the wavefront distortion in a high-power Nd:YAG zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Eng. 56(1), 016109 (2017).
[Crossref]

2016 (1)

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, H. Y. Kim, and J. H. Lee, “Simulation of the wavefront distortion and beam quality for a high-power zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Commun. 380, 446–451 (2016).
[Crossref]

2015 (1)

R. Xiang, K. Zhang, J. Wu, Y. Du, Z. Luo, Z. He, and H. Xu, “Beam quality active control of a slab MOPA solid state laser,” Proc. SPIE 9255, 92552Y (2015).
[Crossref]

2012 (3)

2011 (1)

X. Li, H. Xiao, X.-L. Dong, Y.-X. Ma, and X.-J. Xu, “Coherent beam combining of two slab laser amplifers and second-harmonic phase locking based on a multi-dithering technique,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 28(9), 094210 (2011).
[Crossref]

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G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (2)

2001 (2)

2000 (1)

T. S. Rutherford, W. M. Tulloch, E. K. Gustafson, and R. L. Byer, “Edge-pumped quasi-three-level slab lasers: design and power scaling,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36(2), 205–219 (2000).
[Crossref]

1999 (1)

W. M. Tulloch, T. S. Rutherford, E. K. Gustafson, and R. L. Byer, “A cw, high-power, conduction-cooled, edge-pumped slab laser,” Proc. SPIE 3613, 2–7 (1999).
[Crossref]

1997 (2)

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).
[Crossref]

G. W. Holleman, G. M. Harpole, H. Injeyan, R. H. Moyer, M. M. Valley, J. P. Machan, R. J. St. Pierre, J. G. Berg, and L. J. Marabella, “Modeling high brightness kW solid-state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 2989, 15–22 (1997).
[Crossref]

Anderegg, J.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
[Crossref]

Asman, C. P.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
[Crossref]

Baik, S.-H.

Bell, D.

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
[Crossref]

Berg, J. G.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).
[Crossref]

G. W. Holleman, G. M. Harpole, H. Injeyan, R. H. Moyer, M. M. Valley, J. P. Machan, R. J. St. Pierre, J. G. Berg, and L. J. Marabella, “Modeling high brightness kW solid-state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 2989, 15–22 (1997).
[Crossref]

Bi, J.

Brosnan, S.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
[Crossref]

Byer, R. L.

A. K. Sridharan, S. Saraf, S. Sinha, and R. L. Byer, “Zigzag slabs for solid-state laser amplifiers: batch fabrication and parasitic oscillation suppression,” Appl. Opt. 45(14), 3340–3351 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. S. Rutherford, W. M. Tulloch, S. Sinha, and R. L. Byer, “Yb:YAG and Nd:YAG edge-pumped slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 26(13), 986–988 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. S. Rutherford, W. M. Tulloch, E. K. Gustafson, and R. L. Byer, “Edge-pumped quasi-three-level slab lasers: design and power scaling,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36(2), 205–219 (2000).
[Crossref]

W. M. Tulloch, T. S. Rutherford, E. K. Gustafson, and R. L. Byer, “A cw, high-power, conduction-cooled, edge-pumped slab laser,” Proc. SPIE 3613, 2–7 (1999).
[Crossref]

Cha, B. H.

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, Y. Kim, G. Lim, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, S. Kim, and H. T. Kim, “Design of pump beam delivering optical system and doped YAG length to minimize the wavefront distortion in a high-power Nd:YAG zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Eng. 56(1), 016109 (2017).
[Crossref]

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, H. Y. Kim, and J. H. Lee, “Simulation of the wavefront distortion and beam quality for a high-power zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Commun. 380, 446–451 (2016).
[Crossref]

Cha, B.-H.

Cha, Y.-H.

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, Y. Kim, G. Lim, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, S. Kim, and H. T. Kim, “Design of pump beam delivering optical system and doped YAG length to minimize the wavefront distortion in a high-power Nd:YAG zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Eng. 56(1), 016109 (2017).
[Crossref]

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, H. Y. Kim, and J. H. Lee, “Simulation of the wavefront distortion and beam quality for a high-power zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Commun. 380, 446–451 (2016).
[Crossref]

Y.-H. Cha, S. Lee, G. Lim, S.-H. Baik, S.-O. Kwon, B.-H. Cha, J.-H. Lee, and E.-C. Kang, “Development and characterization of a 400-W slab-type Nd:YAG gain module,” J. Opt. Soc. Korea 16(1), 53–56 (2012).
[Crossref]

Chen, W.

Cheung, E.

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
[Crossref]

Cheung, E. C.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
[Crossref]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Cui, J.

DaSilva, H.

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
[Crossref]

Dong, L.

Dong, X.-L.

X. Li, H. Xiao, X.-L. Dong, Y.-X. Ma, and X.-J. Xu, “Coherent beam combining of two slab laser amplifers and second-harmonic phase locking based on a multi-dithering technique,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 28(9), 094210 (2011).
[Crossref]

Du, Y.

R. Xiang, H. Xu, G. Li, J. Wu, Y. Du, and K. Zhang, “Beam quality active control of a slab MOPA solid state laser with combined deformable mirrors,” Proc. SPIE 10254, 1025417 (2017).
[Crossref]

R. Xiang, K. Zhang, J. Wu, Y. Du, Z. Luo, Z. He, and H. Xu, “Beam quality active control of a slab MOPA solid state laser,” Proc. SPIE 9255, 92552Y (2015).
[Crossref]

Epp, P.

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
[Crossref]

Fu, X.

Gong, M.

Goodno, G. D.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
[Crossref]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. D. Goodno, S. Palese, J. Harkenrider, and H. Injeyan, “Yb:YAG power oscillator with high brightness and linear polarization,” Opt. Lett. 26(21), 1672–1674 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
[Crossref]

Gustafson, E. K.

T. S. Rutherford, W. M. Tulloch, E. K. Gustafson, and R. L. Byer, “Edge-pumped quasi-three-level slab lasers: design and power scaling,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36(2), 205–219 (2000).
[Crossref]

W. M. Tulloch, T. S. Rutherford, E. K. Gustafson, and R. L. Byer, “A cw, high-power, conduction-cooled, edge-pumped slab laser,” Proc. SPIE 3613, 2–7 (1999).
[Crossref]

Hammons, D.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
[Crossref]

Harkenrider, J.

Harpole, G. M.

G. W. Holleman, G. M. Harpole, H. Injeyan, R. H. Moyer, M. M. Valley, J. P. Machan, R. J. St. Pierre, J. G. Berg, and L. J. Marabella, “Modeling high brightness kW solid-state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 2989, 15–22 (1997).
[Crossref]

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).
[Crossref]

He, Z.

R. Xiang, K. Zhang, J. Wu, Y. Du, Z. Luo, Z. He, and H. Xu, “Beam quality active control of a slab MOPA solid state laser,” Proc. SPIE 9255, 92552Y (2015).
[Crossref]

Hilyard, R. C.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).
[Crossref]

Holleman, G. W.

G. W. Holleman, G. M. Harpole, H. Injeyan, R. H. Moyer, M. M. Valley, J. P. Machan, R. J. St. Pierre, J. G. Berg, and L. J. Marabella, “Modeling high brightness kW solid-state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 2989, 15–22 (1997).
[Crossref]

Hou, X.

Howland, D.

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
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G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
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Injeyan, H.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
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G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
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G. D. Goodno, S. Palese, J. Harkenrider, and H. Injeyan, “Yb:YAG power oscillator with high brightness and linear polarization,” Opt. Lett. 26(21), 1672–1674 (2001).
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R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).
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G. W. Holleman, G. M. Harpole, H. Injeyan, R. H. Moyer, M. M. Valley, J. P. Machan, R. J. St. Pierre, J. G. Berg, and L. J. Marabella, “Modeling high brightness kW solid-state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 2989, 15–22 (1997).
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G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
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Jiang, W.

Kang, E.-C.

Kim, H. T.

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, Y. Kim, G. Lim, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, S. Kim, and H. T. Kim, “Design of pump beam delivering optical system and doped YAG length to minimize the wavefront distortion in a high-power Nd:YAG zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Eng. 56(1), 016109 (2017).
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Kim, H. Y.

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, H. Y. Kim, and J. H. Lee, “Simulation of the wavefront distortion and beam quality for a high-power zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Commun. 380, 446–451 (2016).
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Kim, S.

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, Y. Kim, G. Lim, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, S. Kim, and H. T. Kim, “Design of pump beam delivering optical system and doped YAG length to minimize the wavefront distortion in a high-power Nd:YAG zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Eng. 56(1), 016109 (2017).
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Kim, Y.

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, Y. Kim, G. Lim, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, S. Kim, and H. T. Kim, “Design of pump beam delivering optical system and doped YAG length to minimize the wavefront distortion in a high-power Nd:YAG zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Eng. 56(1), 016109 (2017).
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Komine, H.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
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G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
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G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
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Kwon, S.-O.

Landers, F.

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
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Lee, H. C.

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, Y. Kim, G. Lim, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, S. Kim, and H. T. Kim, “Design of pump beam delivering optical system and doped YAG length to minimize the wavefront distortion in a high-power Nd:YAG zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Eng. 56(1), 016109 (2017).
[Crossref]

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, H. Y. Kim, and J. H. Lee, “Simulation of the wavefront distortion and beam quality for a high-power zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Commun. 380, 446–451 (2016).
[Crossref]

Lee, J. H.

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, H. Y. Kim, and J. H. Lee, “Simulation of the wavefront distortion and beam quality for a high-power zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Commun. 380, 446–451 (2016).
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Lee, J.-H.

Lee, S.

Lei, X.

Li, G.

R. Xiang, H. Xu, G. Li, J. Wu, Y. Du, and K. Zhang, “Beam quality active control of a slab MOPA solid state laser with combined deformable mirrors,” Proc. SPIE 10254, 1025417 (2017).
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Li, X.

X. Li, H. Xiao, X.-L. Dong, Y.-X. Ma, and X.-J. Xu, “Coherent beam combining of two slab laser amplifers and second-harmonic phase locking based on a multi-dithering technique,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 28(9), 094210 (2011).
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P. Yang, Y. Ning, X. Lei, B. Xu, X. Li, L. Dong, H. Yan, W. Liu, W. Jiang, L. Liu, C. Wang, X. Liang, and X. Tang, “Enhancement of the beam quality of non-uniform output slab laser amplifier with a 39-actuator rectangular piezoelectric deformable mirror,” Opt. Express 18(7), 7121–7130 (2010).
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Liang, X.

Lim, G.

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, Y. Kim, G. Lim, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, S. Kim, and H. T. Kim, “Design of pump beam delivering optical system and doped YAG length to minimize the wavefront distortion in a high-power Nd:YAG zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Eng. 56(1), 016109 (2017).
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Y.-H. Cha, S. Lee, G. Lim, S.-H. Baik, S.-O. Kwon, B.-H. Cha, J.-H. Lee, and E.-C. Kang, “Development and characterization of a 400-W slab-type Nd:YAG gain module,” J. Opt. Soc. Korea 16(1), 53–56 (2012).
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Liu, L.

Liu, Q.

Liu, W.

Long, W.

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
[Crossref]

Long, W. H.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
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Luo, Z.

R. Xiang, K. Zhang, J. Wu, Y. Du, Z. Luo, Z. He, and H. Xu, “Beam quality active control of a slab MOPA solid state laser,” Proc. SPIE 9255, 92552Y (2015).
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Ma, X.

Ma, Y.-X.

X. Li, H. Xiao, X.-L. Dong, Y.-X. Ma, and X.-J. Xu, “Coherent beam combining of two slab laser amplifers and second-harmonic phase locking based on a multi-dithering technique,” Chin. Phys. Lett. 28(9), 094210 (2011).
[Crossref]

Machan, J. P.

G. W. Holleman, G. M. Harpole, H. Injeyan, R. H. Moyer, M. M. Valley, J. P. Machan, R. J. St. Pierre, J. G. Berg, and L. J. Marabella, “Modeling high brightness kW solid-state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 2989, 15–22 (1997).
[Crossref]

Marabella, L. J.

G. W. Holleman, G. M. Harpole, H. Injeyan, R. H. Moyer, M. M. Valley, J. P. Machan, R. J. St. Pierre, J. G. Berg, and L. J. Marabella, “Modeling high brightness kW solid-state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 2989, 15–22 (1997).
[Crossref]

McClellan, M.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
[Crossref]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
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McGraw, P.

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
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McNaught, S.

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
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McNaught, S. J.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
[Crossref]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
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Mordaunt, D. W.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).
[Crossref]

Moyer, R. H.

G. W. Holleman, G. M. Harpole, H. Injeyan, R. H. Moyer, M. M. Valley, J. P. Machan, R. J. St. Pierre, J. G. Berg, and L. J. Marabella, “Modeling high brightness kW solid-state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 2989, 15–22 (1997).
[Crossref]

Ning, Y.

Palese, S.

Redmond, S.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
[Crossref]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
[Crossref]

Rutherford, T. S.

T. S. Rutherford, W. M. Tulloch, S. Sinha, and R. L. Byer, “Yb:YAG and Nd:YAG edge-pumped slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 26(13), 986–988 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. S. Rutherford, W. M. Tulloch, E. K. Gustafson, and R. L. Byer, “Edge-pumped quasi-three-level slab lasers: design and power scaling,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36(2), 205–219 (2000).
[Crossref]

W. M. Tulloch, T. S. Rutherford, E. K. Gustafson, and R. L. Byer, “A cw, high-power, conduction-cooled, edge-pumped slab laser,” Proc. SPIE 3613, 2–7 (1999).
[Crossref]

Saraf, S.

Senn, R.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).
[Crossref]

Serrano, J.

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
[Crossref]

Shin, J. S.

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, Y. Kim, G. Lim, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, S. Kim, and H. T. Kim, “Design of pump beam delivering optical system and doped YAG length to minimize the wavefront distortion in a high-power Nd:YAG zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Eng. 56(1), 016109 (2017).
[Crossref]

J. S. Shin, Y.-H. Cha, B. H. Cha, H. C. Lee, H. Y. Kim, and J. H. Lee, “Simulation of the wavefront distortion and beam quality for a high-power zigzag slab laser,” Opt. Commun. 380, 446–451 (2016).
[Crossref]

Simpson, R.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
[Crossref]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
[Crossref]

Sinha, S.

Sollee, J.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
[Crossref]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
[Crossref]

Sridharan, A. K.

St. Pierre, R. J.

G. W. Holleman, G. M. Harpole, H. Injeyan, R. H. Moyer, M. M. Valley, J. P. Machan, R. J. St. Pierre, J. G. Berg, and L. J. Marabella, “Modeling high brightness kW solid-state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 2989, 15–22 (1997).
[Crossref]

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).
[Crossref]

Tang, X.

Tulloch, W. M.

T. S. Rutherford, W. M. Tulloch, S. Sinha, and R. L. Byer, “Yb:YAG and Nd:YAG edge-pumped slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 26(13), 986–988 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. S. Rutherford, W. M. Tulloch, E. K. Gustafson, and R. L. Byer, “Edge-pumped quasi-three-level slab lasers: design and power scaling,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36(2), 205–219 (2000).
[Crossref]

W. M. Tulloch, T. S. Rutherford, E. K. Gustafson, and R. L. Byer, “A cw, high-power, conduction-cooled, edge-pumped slab laser,” Proc. SPIE 3613, 2–7 (1999).
[Crossref]

Valley, M. M.

G. W. Holleman, G. M. Harpole, H. Injeyan, R. H. Moyer, M. M. Valley, J. P. Machan, R. J. St. Pierre, J. G. Berg, and L. J. Marabella, “Modeling high brightness kW solid-state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 2989, 15–22 (1997).
[Crossref]

Wang, C.

Wang, S.

Weber, M.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
[Crossref]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. McNaught, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, P. McGraw, M. Weber, M. McClellan, D. Bell, J. Serrano, J. Sollee, H. Injeyan, F. Landers, and H. DaSilva, “Multi-kW near-diffraction-limited single-frequency Nd:YAG laser,” in 2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2005), 25.
[Crossref]

Weber, M. E.

R. J. St. Pierre, D. W. Mordaunt, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, R. C. Hilyard, M. E. Weber, M. G. Wickham, G. M. Harpole, and R. Senn, “Diode array pumped kilowatt laser,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3(1), 53–58 (1997).
[Crossref]

Weiss, S. B.

G. D. Goodno, C. P. Asman, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, E. C. Cheung, D. Hammons, H. Injeyan, H. Komine, W. H. Long, M. McClellan, S. J. McNaught, S. Redmond, R. Simpson, J. Sollee, M. Weber, S. B. Weiss, and M. Wickham, “Brightness-scaling potential of actively phase-locked solid-state laser arrays,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 460–472 (2007).
[Crossref]

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, “Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers,” Opt. Lett. 31(9), 1247–1249 (2006).
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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Conceptual scheme of the end-pumped Nd:YAG zigzag slab laser amplifier. LD1, LD3: upper pump laser diodes, LD2, LD4: upper and lower pump laser diodes, P1, P2: polarizing beam splitters, FL1, FL2: fast-axis lens lenses, SL1, SL2: slow-axis lenses, M1, M2: pump light mirrors, CB1, CB2: cooling blocks.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Experimental setup of the laser oscillator with wavefront measuring components for the performance test of the end-pumped Nd:YAG zigzag slab amplifier. The red line is the He-Ne laser beam pass and the green line is the laser beam of the oscillator. RM: rear mirror, OC: output coupler, BS1, BS2: beam splitters, SM1, SM2: protected silver mirror, M3, M4: 1064 nm mirrors, L1, L2: image relaying lenses, PM: power meter. Other components are also described in the caption of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Initial performance of the end-pumped Nd:YAG zigzag slab amplifier: the experimental results of (a) the output power from the oscillator against the pump LD power and the wavefront distortion at a pump power of 7.0 kW represented by (b) the He-Ne beam interference pattern and (c) the optical path difference (OPD) along the beam height axis. The OPD for the 80% section located at the center of the beam height was placed inside the dashed lines.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 He-Ne interference patterns at a pump power of 7.0 kW when the slab and cooling blocks were (a) in simple contact and (b) in contact with the silicone oil, and (c) the corresponding optical path differences (OPDs) along the beam height axis at the same pump power in both cases.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 (a) Principle of the wavefront compensation technique using a glass rod array. (b) The glass rod array which was mounted at the residual pump light shield plate and installed in the amplifier.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 He-Ne interference patterns with the slab assembly in contact with the silicone oil at a pump power of (a) 7.0 kW, (b) 8.8 kW, and (c) 10.6 kW. In addition, He-Ne interference patterns with wavefront compensation by the glass rod array at a pump power of (d) 7.0 kW, (e) 8.8 kW, and (f) 10.6 kW.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 Optical path differences (OPDs) along the beam height axis (a) with the slab assembly in contact with silicone oil and (b) using additional wavefront compensation by the glass rod array at various pump powers.
Fig. 8
Fig. 8 Output powers from the oscillator against the pump power with the slab assemblies (a) in simple contact and (b) in contact with silicone oil, and (c) with the slab assembly in contact with silicone oil when applying additional wavefront compensation by the glass rod array.

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Table 1 Results of ΔOPD and the amount of optical path length variation (ΔOPL) in contact with various materials.

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