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Formation of propagation invariant laser beams with anamorphic optical systems
Author(s): Y. G. Soskind
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Paper Abstract

Propagation invariant structured laser beams play an important role in several photonics applications. A majority of propagation invariant beams are usually produced in the form of laser modes emanating from stable laser cavities. This work shows that anamorphic optical systems can be effectively employed to transform input propagation invariant laser beams and produce a variety of alternative propagation invariant structured laser beam distributions with different shapes and phase structures. This work also presents several types of anamorphic lens systems suitable for transforming the input laser modes into a variety of structured propagation invariant beams. The transformations are applied to different laser mode types, including Hermite-Gaussian, Laguerre-Gaussian, and Ince-Gaussian field distributions. The influence of the relative azimuthal orientation between the input laser modes and the anamorphic optical systems on the resulting transformed propagation invariant beams is presented as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2015
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 9369, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering II, 93690L (13 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2084104
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Y. G. Soskind, DHPC Technologies, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9369:
Photonic Instrumentation Engineering II
Yakov G. Soskind; Craig Olson, Editor(s)

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