Selective excitation of high-order laser modes and its application to vortex array laser beam generation

Shu Chun Chu, Kenju Otsuka

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Abstract

This study reports a method of creating vortex array laser beams by superposing high-order laser modes on their rotated replicas. An interferometer configuration was used to convert these high-order laser modes to vortex array laser beams containing multi vortexes aligned in an almost square manner. To generate this kind vortex array laser beams, this study reports systematic approaches to the selective excitation of high-order laser modes in end-pumped solid-state lasers with laser resonators and asymmetric pumping. The resulting vortex array laser beams can be used as optical tweezers and atom traps in the form of two-dimensional arrays, or to study the transfer of angular momentum to micro particles or atoms (Bose-Einstein condensate).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex Light and Optical Forces IV
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 22
EventComplex Light and Optical Forces IV - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2010 Jan 272010 Jan 28

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7613
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherComplex Light and Optical Forces IV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period10-01-2710-01-28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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