OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2013
  • pp: 5346–5348

Transverse modes of a laser using volume Bragg grating as the cavity mirror

Te-Yuan Chung, Yu-Hua Hsieh, Chi-Chun Liao, and Ching-Hsiao Arthur Cheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 24, pp. 5346-5348 (2013)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (427 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



A simulation and experiment were performed to demonstrate that a laser using volume Bragg grating as one of the cavity mirrors can achieve lasing even if the laser cavity length exceeds the traditional stable cavity condition. The laser transverse mode changes from a Gaussian beam into a ring-shaped mode as the laser cavity length increases from stable to unstable cavity conditions. At the same time, the effective modal reflectivity is reduced as the cavity length increases.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 27, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2013
Published: December 9, 2013

Te-Yuan Chung, Yu-Hua Hsieh, Chi-Chun Liao, and Ching-Hsiao Arthur Cheng, "Transverse modes of a laser using volume Bragg grating as the cavity mirror," Opt. Lett. 38, 5346-5348 (2013)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. L. B. Glebov, Volume Bragg Gratings in PTR Glass—New Optical Elements for Laser Design (Optical Society of America, 2008), p. MD1.
  2. B. L. Volodin, S. V. Dolgy, E. D. Melnik, E. Downs, J. Shaw, and V. S. Ban, Opt. Lett. 29, 1891 (2004). [CrossRef]
  3. T.-Y. Chung, V. Smirnov, M. Hemmer, L. B. Glebov, M. C. Richardson, and M. Bass, in Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2006 and 2006 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference. CLEO/QELS 2006. Conference on (2006), pp. 1–2.
  4. H.-T. Hsieh, W. Liu, F. Havermeyer, C. Moser, and D. Psaltis, Appl. Opt. 45, 3774 (2006). [CrossRef]
  5. J. E. Hellstrom, B. Jacobsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44, 81 (2008). [CrossRef]
  6. J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (Roberts & Company, 2005).
  7. M. Born, E. Wolf, and A. B. Bhatia, Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of Light (Cambridge University, 1999).
  8. M. Nazarathy and J. Shamir, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 356 (1982). [CrossRef]
  9. Å. Björck and S. Hammarling, Linear Algebra Appl. 52, 127 (1983).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited