Abstract

Control of the propagation properties of complex beams is desired for many applications. Here we present a novel method to generate propagation invariant shaped beams. Our method is based on a modified degenerate cavity (MDC) [1], [2], which has a huge number of degrees of freedom (300,000 modes in our system), that can be coupled and controlled. Specifically, the MDC allows direct access to both the x-space and k-space components of the laser beam. Accordingly, placing two amplitude masks, one in x-space and one in k-space, enables control of the output beam. Varying the geometric properties of the mask in x-space changes the shape of the output beam, and varying the geometric properties of the mask in k-space breaks the degeneracy between modes and forms spatial correlations (partial spatial coherence) in the output beam [1].

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2015 (1)

2013 (1)

M. Nixon, O. Katz, E. Small, Y. Bromberg, A. a. Friesem, Y. Silberberg, and N. Davidson, “Real-time wavefront shaping through scattering media by all-optical feedback,” Nat. Photonics, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 919–924, Oct. 2013.
[Crossref]

2010 (1)

Barach, G.

Bromberg, Y.

M. Nixon, O. Katz, E. Small, Y. Bromberg, A. a. Friesem, Y. Silberberg, and N. Davidson, “Real-time wavefront shaping through scattering media by all-optical feedback,” Nat. Photonics, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 919–924, Oct. 2013.
[Crossref]

Chriki, R.

Davidson, N.

R. Chriki, M. Nixon, V. Pal, C. Tradonsky, G. Barach, A. a. Friesem, and N. Davidson, “Manipulating the spatial coherence of a laser source,” Opt. Express, vol. 23, no. 10, p. 12989, 2015.
[Crossref]

M. Nixon, O. Katz, E. Small, Y. Bromberg, A. a. Friesem, Y. Silberberg, and N. Davidson, “Real-time wavefront shaping through scattering media by all-optical feedback,” Nat. Photonics, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 919–924, Oct. 2013.
[Crossref]

Friesem, A. a.

R. Chriki, M. Nixon, V. Pal, C. Tradonsky, G. Barach, A. a. Friesem, and N. Davidson, “Manipulating the spatial coherence of a laser source,” Opt. Express, vol. 23, no. 10, p. 12989, 2015.
[Crossref]

M. Nixon, O. Katz, E. Small, Y. Bromberg, A. a. Friesem, Y. Silberberg, and N. Davidson, “Real-time wavefront shaping through scattering media by all-optical feedback,” Nat. Photonics, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 919–924, Oct. 2013.
[Crossref]

Helmerson, K.

Katz, O.

M. Nixon, O. Katz, E. Small, Y. Bromberg, A. a. Friesem, Y. Silberberg, and N. Davidson, “Real-time wavefront shaping through scattering media by all-optical feedback,” Nat. Photonics, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 919–924, Oct. 2013.
[Crossref]

López-Mariscal, C.

Nixon, M.

R. Chriki, M. Nixon, V. Pal, C. Tradonsky, G. Barach, A. a. Friesem, and N. Davidson, “Manipulating the spatial coherence of a laser source,” Opt. Express, vol. 23, no. 10, p. 12989, 2015.
[Crossref]

M. Nixon, O. Katz, E. Small, Y. Bromberg, A. a. Friesem, Y. Silberberg, and N. Davidson, “Real-time wavefront shaping through scattering media by all-optical feedback,” Nat. Photonics, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 919–924, Oct. 2013.
[Crossref]

Pal, V.

Silberberg, Y.

M. Nixon, O. Katz, E. Small, Y. Bromberg, A. a. Friesem, Y. Silberberg, and N. Davidson, “Real-time wavefront shaping through scattering media by all-optical feedback,” Nat. Photonics, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 919–924, Oct. 2013.
[Crossref]

Small, E.

M. Nixon, O. Katz, E. Small, Y. Bromberg, A. a. Friesem, Y. Silberberg, and N. Davidson, “Real-time wavefront shaping through scattering media by all-optical feedback,” Nat. Photonics, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 919–924, Oct. 2013.
[Crossref]

Tradonsky, C.

Nat. Photonics (1)

M. Nixon, O. Katz, E. Small, Y. Bromberg, A. a. Friesem, Y. Silberberg, and N. Davidson, “Real-time wavefront shaping through scattering media by all-optical feedback,” Nat. Photonics, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 919–924, Oct. 2013.
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)