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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 26 — Dec. 25, 2006
  • pp: 12839–12845

Generation of a cylindrically symmetric, polarized laser beam with narrow linewidth and fine tunability

Toru Hirayama, Yuichi Kozawa, Takahiro Nakamura, and Shunichi Sato  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 26, pp. 12839-12845 (2006)

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We demonstrated a generation of cylindrically symmetric, polarized laser beams with narrow linewidth and fine tunability. Since an LP11 mode beam in an optical fiber is a superposition of an HE21 (hybrid) mode beam and a TE01 or TM01 mode beam, firstly, a higher order transverse (TEM01 or TEM10) mode laser beam with narrow linewidth and fine tunability was generated from an external cavity diode laser (ECDL) in conjunction with a phase adjustment plate. Then the beam generated was passed in a two mode optical fiber. A doughnut shaped laser beam with the cylindrically symmetric polarization (a radially or azimuthally polarized beam) was obtained by properly adding stress-induced birefringence in the optical fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2006
Published: December 22, 2006

Toru Hirayama, Yuichi Kozawa, Takahiro Nakamura, and Shunichi Sato, "Generation of a cylindrically symmetric, polarized laser beam with narrow linewidth and fine tunability," Opt. Express 14, 12839-12845 (2006)

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