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Optical Engineering

Mode selection in diffraction-coupled semiconcentric resonators by means of a biprismlike element
Author(s): Yurij N. Parkhomenko; Boris Spektor; Joseph Shamir
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Paper Abstract

Laser beams containing singularities are gaining increased interest for applications in metrology, particle manipulation and other technological paradigms. While these beams are usually generated by external modulation of a fundamental Gaussian laser beam, it is advantageous to generate them directly within the laser resonator whenever possible. In this paper we propose and investigate the mechanism of selecting a mode possessing a linear singularity using strong diffraction coupling of two adjacent resonators using a bi-prism-like element.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 46(11) 114201 doi: 10.1117/1.2801724
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 46, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Yurij N. Parkhomenko, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Boris Spektor, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Joseph Shamir, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)


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