We present a new beam-shaping technique with an intracavity optically addressed liquid-crystal spatial light modulator. The Nd:YAG resonator is able to deliver beams with various spatial profiles such as flat-topped super-Gaussian and square-shaped beams.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
(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
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
J. Bourderionnet, A. Brignon, J.-P. Huignard, A. Delboulbé, and B. Loiseaux, "Spatial mode control of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser by an intracavity liquid-crystal light valve," Opt. Lett. 26, 1958-1960 (2001)