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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 7 — Jul. 27, 2011

Higher-order vector beams produced by photonic-crystal lasers

Seita Iwahashi, Yoshitaka Kurosaka, Kyosuke Sakai, Kyoko Kitamura, Naoki Takayama, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 11963-11968 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.011963


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Abstract

We have successfully generated vector beams with higher-order polarization states using photonic-crystal lasers. We have analyzed and designed lattice structures that provide cavity modes with different symmetries. Fabricated devices based on these lattice structures produced doughnut-shaped vector beams, with symmetries corresponding to the cavity modes. Our study enables the systematic analysis of vector beams, which we expect will lead to applications such as high-resolution microscopy, laser processing, and optical trapping.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(140.7270) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2011
Published: June 6, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Seita Iwahashi, Yoshitaka Kurosaka, Kyosuke Sakai, Kyoko Kitamura, Naoki Takayama, and Susumu Noda, "Higher-order vector beams produced by photonic-crystal lasers," Opt. Express 19, 11963-11968 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-13-11963


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