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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2011
  • pp: 4119–4121

Airy beam laser

Gil Porat, Ido Dolev, Omri Barlev, and Ady Arie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 20, pp. 4119-4121 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004119


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Abstract

A method to design lasers that emit an arbitrary beam profile is studied. In these lasers, output-coupling is performed by a diffraction grating that imposes a phase and amplitude distribution onto the diffracted light. A solid-state laser emitting beams with a two-dimensional Airy intensity profile is demonstrated both theoretically and experimentally. In this case, the diffraction grating adds a transverse cubic phase to the diffracted light. An Airy beam is obtained by performing optical Fourier transform of the out-coupled light. The laser beam profile and power characteristics are shown to agree with theory.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2011
Published: October 14, 2011

Citation
Gil Porat, Ido Dolev, Omri Barlev, and Ady Arie, "Airy beam laser," Opt. Lett. 36, 4119-4121 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-20-4119


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