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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2278–2280

Single higher-order transverse mode operation of a radially polarized Nd:YAG laser using an annularly reflectivity-modulated photonic crystal coupler

Yuichi Kozawa and Shunichi Sato  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 19, pp. 2278-2280 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002278


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Abstract

We demonstrate single higher-order transverse mode operation of a radially polarized Nd:YAG laser by using a polarization-selective and reflectivity-modulated output coupler. A narrow annular region with low reflectivity fabricated in a photonic crystal mirror behaves so as to select a higher-order transverse mode of a cylindrically symmetric laser beam. A double-ring-shaped radially polarized TM 02 mode beam is stably generated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2008
Published: September 30, 2008

Citation
Yuichi Kozawa and Shunichi Sato, "Single higher-order transverse mode operation of a radially polarized Nd:YAG laser using an annularly reflectivity-modulated photonic crystal coupler," Opt. Lett. 33, 2278-2280 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-19-2278


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