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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 15 — Jul. 26, 2004
  • pp: 3548–3553

Laguerre-Gaussian beam generated with a multilevel spiral phase plate for high intensity laser pulses

K. Sueda, G. Miyaji, N. Miyanaga, and M. Nakatsuka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 15, pp. 3548-3553 (2004)

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We investigated an Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) beam that can carry an orbital angular momentum and has a doughnut-shaped intensity pattern. We developed a multilevel spiral phase plate (SPP) that generates an LG beam by applying the wave surface of a spiral structure directly to a Gaussian beam for application to microscopic laser material processing. We experimentally demonstrate, for the first time, that it is possible to generate an LG beam with the multilevel SPP that allows the use in high intensity laser pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 23, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2004
Published: July 26, 2004

K. Sueda, G. Miyaji, N. Miyanaga, and M. Nakatsuka, "Laguerre-Gaussian beam generated with a multilevel spiral phase plate for high intensity laser pulses," Opt. Express 12, 3548-3553 (2004)

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