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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 345–347

Observation of lasing modes with exotic localized wave patterns from astigmatic large-Fresnel-number cavities

T. H. Lu, Y. C. Lin, H. C. Liang, Y. J. Huang, Y. F. Chen, and K. F. Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 3, pp. 345-347 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000345


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Abstract

We investigate the lasing modes in large-Fresnel-number laser systems with astigmatism effects. Experimental results reveal that numerous lasing modes are concentrated on exotic patterns corresponding to intriguing geometries. We theoretically use the quantum operator algebra to construct the wave representation for manifesting the origin of the localized wave patterns.

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OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(070.1675) Fourier optics and signal processing : Coherent states (in wave optics)

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

History
Original Manuscript: October 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 28, 2009
Published: January 26, 2010

Citation
T. H. Lu, Y. C. Lin, H. C. Liang, Y. J. Huang, Y. F. Chen, and K. F. Huang, "Observation of lasing modes with exotic localized wave patterns from astigmatic large-Fresnel-number cavities," Opt. Lett. 35, 345-347 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-3-345


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