Customized laser modes using a phase-grating and mode selecting mirror

J. R. Leger, D. Chen

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Abstract

Mode selecting mirrors have been used to establish tailored fundamental modes in lasers. The laser mode profile can be chosen to be any real function by the proper design of mode selecting mirrors. Optimization studies on super-Gaussian mode shapes show that discrimination is maximized when the cavity length is approximately one Rayleigh range of the super-Gaussian. This paper reports on a new cavity design that preserves the high modal discrimination while using a reduced cavity length.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages411-412
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780319710
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: May 8 1994May 13 1994

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
Volume8

Other

OtherProceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period5/8/945/13/94

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