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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 16506–16519

Numerical study for selective excitation of Ince-Gaussian modes in end-pumped solid-state lasers

Shu-Chun Chu and Kenju Otsuka  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 16506-16519 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.016506


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Abstract

This study report a first systematic approach to the selective excitations of all Ince-Gaussian modes (IGMs) in end-pumped solid-state lasers. The proposed Ince-Gaussian mode excitation mechanism is based on the “mode-gain control” concept. This study classifies IGMs into three categories, explores and verifies approach to excite each IGM category using numerical simulation.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2007
Published: November 28, 2007

Citation
Shu-Chun Chu and Kenju Otsuka, "Numerical study for selective excitation of Ince-Gaussian modes in end-pumped solid-state lasers," Opt. Express 15, 16506-16519 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-25-16506


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