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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28496–28506

Observation and analysis of single and multiple high-order Laguerre-Gaussian beams generated from a hemi-cylindrical cavity with general astigmatism

T. H. Lu and Y.C. Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28496-28506 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.028496


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Abstract

We experimentally verified that anisotropic Hermite-Gaussian modes can be generated from a hemi-cylindrical laser cavity and can be transformed into high-order Laguerre-Gaussian modes using an extra-cavity cylindrical lens. We further combined the Huygens integral and the ABCD law to clearly demonstrate the transformation along the propagation direction. By controlling the pump offset and the pump size in hemi-cylindrical cavities, we experimentally observed the unique laser patterns that displayed the optical waves related to the coherent superposition of Laguerre-Gaussian modes.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2013
Published: November 12, 2013

Citation
T. H. Lu and Y.C. Wu, "Observation and analysis of single and multiple high-order Laguerre-Gaussian beams generated from a hemi-cylindrical cavity with general astigmatism," Opt. Express 21, 28496-28506 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-23-28496


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