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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2803–2805

Transfer of orbital angular momentum in a multimode parametric oscillator

B. Coutinho dos Santos, A. Z. Khoury, and J. A.O. Huguenin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 23, pp. 2803-2805 (2008)

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We investigate the transfer of orbital angular momentum (OAM) in a type-II optical parametric oscillator (OPO). We produce different kinds of transverse modes on the downconverted beams by pumping the OPO with a first-order Laguerre–Gaussian beam well above threshold. Different operation regimes are attained showing a rich variety of transverse modes bearing OAM.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

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Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: May 20, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2008
Published: November 24, 2008

B. Coutinho dos Santos, A. Z. Khoury, and J. A. O. Huguenin, "Transfer of orbital angular momentum in a multimode parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 33, 2803-2805 (2008)

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