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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1434–1436

Microchip solid-state cylindrical vector lasers with orthogonally polarized dual laser-diode end pumping

Kenju Otsuka and Shu-Chun Chu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 9, pp. 1434-1436 (2013)

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We report a simple method for generating cylindrical vector beams directly from laser-diode (LD)-pumped microchip solid-state lasers by using dual end-pumping beams. Radially as well as azimuthally polarized vector field emissions have been generated from the common c-cut Nd:GdVO4 laser cavity merely by controlling the focus positions of orthogonally polarized LD off-axis pump beams. Hyperbolically polarized vector fields have also been observed, in which the cylindrical symmetry of vector fields is broken. Experimental results have been well reproduced by numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2013
Published: April 24, 2013

Kenju Otsuka and Shu-Chun Chu, "Microchip solid-state cylindrical vector lasers with orthogonally polarized dual laser-diode end pumping," Opt. Lett. 38, 1434-1436 (2013)

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