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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1990
  • pp: 215–217

Preferential operation of an end-pumped Nd:YAG laser in high-order Laguerre–Gauss modes

C. J. Flood, G. Giuliani, and H. M. van Driel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 215-217 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.15.000215


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Abstract

A small Nd:YAG laser with plano-concave resonator end pumped by a dye laser is observed to possess single Laguerre–Gauss transverse modes as the lowest-loss modes. This anomalous behavior occurs when the transverse dimension of the gain spot is much smaller than the fundamental TEM00-mode spot size of the resonator; the Laguerre–Gauss transverse-mode order varies with resonator length.

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History
Original Manuscript: June 27, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 1989
Published: February 15, 1990

Citation
C. J. Flood, G. Giuliani, and H. M. van Driel, "Preferential operation of an end-pumped Nd:YAG laser in high-order Laguerre–Gauss modes," Opt. Lett. 15, 215-217 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-15-4-215


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