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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21615–21627

Spatial and polarization entanglement of lasing patterns and related dynamic behaviors in laser-diode-pumped solid-state lasers

K. Otsuka, S.-C. Chu, C.-C. Lin, K. Tokunaga, and T. Ohtomo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21615-21627 (2009)

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To provide the underlying physical mechanism for formations of spatial- and polarization-entangled lasing patterns (namely, SPEPs), we performed experiments using a c-cut Nd:GdVO4 microchip laser with off-axis laser-diode pumping. This extends recent work on entangled lasing pattern generation from an isotropic laser, where such a pattern was explained only in terms of generalized coherent states (GCSs) formed by mathematical manipulation. Here, we show that polarization-resolved transverse patterns can be well explained by the transverse mode-locking of distinct orthogonal linearly polarized Ince-Gauss (IG) mode pairs rather than GCSs. Dynamic properties of SPEPs were experimentally examined in both free-running and modulated conditions to identify long-term correlations of IG mode pairs over time. The complete chaos synchronization among IG mode pairs subjected to external perturbation is also demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.3100) Quantum optics : Instabilities and chaos

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2009
Published: November 11, 2009

K. Otsuka, S.-C. Chu, C.-C. Lin, K. Tokunaga, and T. Ohtomo, "Spatial and polarization entanglement of lasing patterns and related dynamic behaviors in laser-diode-pumped solid-state lasers," Opt. Express 17, 21615-21627 (2009)

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