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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 8 — Apr. 21, 2003
  • pp: 868–873

Generation of vortex beams by an image-rotating optical parametric oscillator

Arlee V. Smith and Darrell J. Armstrong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 8, pp. 868-873 (2003)

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We generate optical vortex beams in a nanosecond optical parametric oscillator based on an image-rotating resonator. This efficient new method of vortex generation should be adaptable to pulsed or continuous lasers.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 27, 2003
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2003
Published: April 21, 2003

Arlee Smith and Darrell Armstrong, "Generation of vortex beams by an image-rotating optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 11, 868-873 (2003)

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