Generation of a superposition of orthogonally polarized geometric beams from a laser cavity

T. H. Lu, C. H. He

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Abstract

We investigate the geometric beams generated from a c-cut Nd:YVO4 laser. The Nd:YVO4 acts as a birefringence crystal to alter the polarization of geometric beams inside the cavity. Experimental results reveal that a geometric mode possesses linearly polarized state and circularly polarized states in opposite directions at the same time and the superposition of orthogonally polarized geometric beams can be generated systematically by controlling the offaxis magnitude. The numerical results have a good agreement with the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2013
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557529879
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2013 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2013 Oct 62013 Oct 10

Other

OtherFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2013
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period13/10/613/10/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Lu, T. H., & He, C. H. (2013). Generation of a superposition of orthogonally polarized geometric beams from a laser cavity. In Frontiers in Optics, FIO 2013 Optical Society of America.