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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 23604–23610

Handedness control in a 2-μm optical vortex parametric oscillator

Taximaiti Yusufu, Yu Tokizane, Katsuhiko Miyamoto, and Takashige Omatsu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 23604-23610 (2013)

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Abstract: We present the first handedness control of an optical vortex output from a vortex-pumped optical parametric oscillator. The handedness of the optical vortex was identical to that of the pump vortex beam. Over 2 mJ, 2-μm optical vortex with a topological charge of ± 1 was achieved. We found that the handedness of a fractional vortex with a half integer topological charge can also be selectively controlled.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(080.4865) Geometric optics : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2013
Published: September 26, 2013

Taximaiti Yusufu, Yu Tokizane, Katsuhiko Miyamoto, and Takashige Omatsu, "Handedness control in a 2-μm optical vortex parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 21, 23604-23610 (2013)

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