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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1457–1459

Prescribed nondegenerate high-order modes in an axial-asymmetric high-finesse Fabry–Perot microcavity

J. Kim, M. Lee, D. Kim, W. Seo, H.-G. Hong, Y. Song, and K. An  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 9, pp. 1457-1459 (2012)

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We report an axial-asymmetric high-Q Fabry–Perot cavity supporting nondegenerate Hermite–Gaussian modes of the same mode order. Axial asymmetry of mirror surface was introduced by mechanically grinding off one side of a cylindrical mirror substrate without degrading the original mirror quality. The bases of the resulting Hermite–Gaussian modes were aligned with respect to the direction of grinding, making it possible to prescribe the mirror principal axes.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: December 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2012
Published: April 24, 2012

J. Kim, M. Lee, D. Kim, W. Seo, H.-G. Hong, Y. Song, and K. An, "Prescribed nondegenerate high-order modes in an axial-asymmetric high-finesse Fabry–Perot microcavity," Opt. Lett. 37, 1457-1459 (2012)

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