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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 2 — Jul. 16, 2001
  • pp: 110–115

Demonstration of Vortex-Induced Beam Shaping in Seeded Second-Harmonic Generation

Gabriel Molina-Terriza, Stefano Minardi, Alberto Bramati, Paolo Di Trapani, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 2, pp. 110-115 (2001)

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We report the experimental demonstration of a method that allows the simultaneous frequency-doubling and the shaping of a light beam into a variety of patterns. The technique is based on the controllable generation of multiple-vortex patterns in seeded schemes. Our observations were performed under conditions of second-harmonic generation pumped by picosecond pulses at 1055 nm, but the scheme can be extended to all parametric processes.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 3, 2001
Published: July 16, 2001

Gabriel Molina-Terriza, Stefano Minardi, Alberto Bramati, Paolo Di Trapani, and Lluis Torner, "Demonstration of vortex-induced beam shaping in seeded second-harmonic generation," Opt. Express 9, 110-115 (2001)

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