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Observation of Mathieu-Gauss beams in axicon-based resonator
Author(s): Martha B. Alvarez-Elizondo; Rodolfo Rodríguez Y Masegosa; Julio . C Gutiérrez Vega
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Paper Abstract

We report the observation of Mathieu-Gauss modes generated in a stable CO2 laser resonator composed by an axicon and a plane mirror. Several low order even and odd Mathieu-Gauss modes were obtained by slightly breaking the symmetry of the cavity. Intracavity elements were used for obtaining odd Mathieu modes. The nondiffracting nature of the Mathieu-Gauss modes is measured indirectly by recording their annular spectra at the focal plane of a converging external lens. The experimental results are corroborated with theoretical predictions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6422, Sixth Symposium Optics in Industry, 64220S (15 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.742607
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Martha B. Alvarez-Elizondo, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
Rodolfo Rodríguez Y Masegosa, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
Julio . C Gutiérrez Vega, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)

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Sixth Symposium Optics in Industry

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