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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 12401–12409

Direct generation of a first-Stokes vortex laser beam from a self-Raman laser

Andrew J. Lee, Takashige Omatsu, and Helen. M. Pask  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12401-12409 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.012401


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Abstract

We demonstrate the direct generation of a first-order LG01 Laguerre Gaussian (vortex) mode operating at the first-Stokes wavelength of a diode end-pumped, Nd:GdVO4 self-Raman laser. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of intracavity stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) being used as a method for frequency conversion of a vortex laser beam and it is effective in enabling the frequency-converted (Stokes) beam to have the same LG01 mode as the fundamental beam.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2013
Published: May 13, 2013

Citation
Andrew J. Lee, Takashige Omatsu, and Helen. M. Pask, "Direct generation of a first-Stokes vortex laser beam from a self-Raman laser," Opt. Express 21, 12401-12409 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-10-12401


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