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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 18770–18775

Generation of Mathieu-Gauss modes with an axicon-based laser resonator

Martha B. Alvarez-Elizondo, Rodolfo Rodríguez-Masegosa, and Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18770-18775 (2008)

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We report what is to our best knowledge the first observation of Mathieu–Gauss modes directly generated in an axicon-based stable resonator. By slightly breaking the symmetry of the cavity we were able to generate single lowest and high-order Mathieu–Gauss modes of high quality. The observed transverse modes have an inherent elliptic structure and exhibit remarkable agreement with theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2008
Published: October 29, 2008

Martha B. Alvarez-Elizondo, Rodolfo Rodrlguez-Masegosa, and Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega, "Generation of Mathieu-Gauss modes with an axicon-based laser resonator," Opt. Express 16, 18770-18775 (2008)

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