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dc.contributor.author Naidoo, Darryl
dc.contributor.author Godin, T
dc.contributor.author Fromager, M
dc.contributor.author Cagniot, E
dc.contributor.author Passilly, N
dc.contributor.author Forbes, A
dc.contributor.author Aït-Ameur, K
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-21T12:16:30Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-21T12:16:30Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11
dc.identifier.citation Naidoo, D, Godin, T, Fromager, M et al. 2011. Transverse mode selection in a monolithic microchip laser. Optics Communications, Vol 284(23), pp 5475-5479 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-4018
dc.identifier.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0030401811008479
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5253
dc.description This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Optics Communications. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Optics Communications, Vol 284(23), pp 5475-5479 en_US
dc.description.abstract The article outlines an approach to mode selection in a microchip laser through judicious shaping of the pump light to create a high modal overlap with the desired mode. The authors demonstrate the principle by creating a donut-shaped pump profile in the focal plane of a converging lens, and use this profile to longitudinally pump a monolithic microchip laser where the output is a Laguerre–Gaussian mode of radial index p=0 and azimuthal index l=1 (LG0l), or vortex beam, of power ~12 mW with a slope efficiency of 17%. This approach of diffractive pump shaping in the Fourier domain is advantageous as it allows for high pump intensity even with low pumping powers, thus ensuring sufficient gain is achieved for laser oscillation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow request;7350
dc.subject Pump shaping en_US
dc.subject Microchip laser en_US
dc.subject Vortex beam en_US
dc.subject Higher order modes en_US
dc.subject Optics en_US
dc.subject Monolithic microchip laser en_US
dc.subject Laser oscillation en_US
dc.title Transverse mode selection in a monolithic microchip laser en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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