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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2004
  • pp: 2339–2341

Measurement of Gouy phase evolution by use of spatial mode interference

Jong H. Chow, Glenn de Vine, Malcolm B. Gray, and David E. McClelland  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 20, pp. 2339-2341 (2004)

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An experimental technique to observe and accurately measure the Gouy phase evolution of Hermite–Gaussian modes is presented. Because of the unique features of spatial mode interference frequency-locking error signals, we are able to readily perform explicit measurement of the Gouy phase in a simple and highly accurate manner. We present these data and discuss the technique and its implications.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators

Jong H. Chow, Glenn de Vine, Malcolm B. Gray, and David E. McClelland, "Measurement of Gouy phase evolution by use of spatial mode interference," Opt. Lett. 29, 2339-2341 (2004)

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