Microchip solid-state cylindrical vector lasers with orthogonally polarized dual laser-diode end pumping

Kenju Otsuka, Shu-Chun Chu

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Abstract

We report a simple method for generating cylindrical vector beams directly from laser-diode (LD)-pumped microchip solid-state lasers by using dual end-pumping beams. Radially as well as azimuthally polarized vector field emissions have been generated from the common c-cut Nd: GdVO4 laser cavity merely by controlling the focus positions of orthogonally polarized LD off-axis pump beams. Hyperbolically polarized vector fields have also been observed, in which the cylindrical symmetry of vector fields is broken. Experimental results have been well reproduced by numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1434-1436
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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