Kaleidoscope vortex lasers generated from astigmatic cavities with longitudinal-transverse coupling

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We propose an efficient and robust method to generate the kaleidoscope vortex beam by employing an astigmatic laser cavity with an extra-cavity cylindrical lens. The kaleidoscope vortex beam is arising from the superposition of Laguerre-Gaussian modes with the longitudinal-transverse coupling effect in the laser cavity. The superposed Laguerre-Gaussian mode leads to the formation of complex phase singularities and implies the participation of different optical orbital angular momentum involved in a single kaleidoscope vortex beam. We experimentally demonstrate that a series of kaleidoscope vortex beams with different symmetry are systematically achieved by using a simple setup. The output power of the laser is dependent on the cavity length. This approach is expected to create high-order optical vortex beams and pave the way for optical entanglement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31464-31473
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Volume26
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 26

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Kaleidoscope vortex lasers generated from astigmatic cavities with longitudinal-transverse coupling. / Lu, T. H.; Huang, T. D.; Chiou, G. Y.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 26, No. 24, 26.11.2018, p. 31464-31473.

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