We analyze the lowest-order mode supported by a laser resonator containing an intra-cavity transmissive axicon using the Fox–Li iteration algorithm. Two configurations were considered. By proper choice of the cavity dimensions, the lowest-order mode is nondiffracting and azimuthally polarized. The mode pattern at the output coupler is a Bessel function of the first order.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: April 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2012
Published: June 25, 2012
Peter Muys, "Laser resonator supporting a nondiffracting, azimuthally polarized mode," Opt. Lett. 37, 2628-2630 (2012)