We present a new method of realizing phase plates by phase-volume holography on a photopolymer film. We implement such a component in a diode-pumped Nd:YAG oscillator to control the output spatial beam profile. Flattop super-Gaussian and square-shaped beams are obtained.
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(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
J. Bourderionnet, N. Huot, A. Brignon, and J.-P. Huignard, "Spatial mode control of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser by use of an intracavity holographic phase plate," Opt. Lett. 25, 1579-1581 (2000)