Abstract

We present the production of picosecond vortex pulses from a stressed large-mode-area fiber amplifier for the first time. 8.5 W picosecond output with a peak power of ~12.5 kW was obtained at a pump power of 29 W. 2009 Optical Society of America

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2007 (1)

S. Bretschneider, C. Eggeling, and S. W. Hell, “Breaking the diffraction barrier in fluorescence microscopy by optical shelving,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(21), 218103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (2)

2005 (2)

2004 (3)

2003 (3)

J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, and H. Weber, “Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4.,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2330–2332 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, S. Ishiuchi, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, “Two-Color Far-Field Super-Resolution Microscope using a Doughnut Beam,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 371(5-6), 634–639 (2003).
[CrossRef]

D. G. Grier, “A revolution in optical manipulation,” Nature 424(6950), 810–816 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (1)

J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, “Dynamic holographic optical tweezers,” Opt. Commun. 207(1-6), 169–175 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1998 (2)

D. McGloin, N. B. Simpson, and M. J. Padgett, “Transfer of orbital angular momentum from a stressed fiber-optic waveguide to a light beam,” Appl. Opt. 37(3), 469–472 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Arlt, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “The production of multiringed Laguerre-Gaussian modes by computer-generated holograms,” J. Mod. Opt. 45(6), 1231–1237 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

K. Dholakia, N. B. Simpson, M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, “Second-harmonic generation and the orbital angular momentum of light,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), R3742–R3745 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994 (1)

G. Ghosh, M. Endo, and T. Iwasaki, “Temperature-dependent Sellmeier coefficient and chromatic dispersions for some optical fiber glasses,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12(8), 1338–1342 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (2)

M. W. Beijersbergen, L. Allen, H. E. L. O. van der Veen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Astigmatic laser mode converters and transfer of orbital angular momentum,” Opt. Commun. 96(1-3), 123–132 (1993).
[CrossRef]

G. Indebetouw, “Optical vortices and their propagation,” J. Mod. Opt. 40(1), 73–87 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992 (3)

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45(11), 8185–8189 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, “Screw dislocations in light wavefronts,” J. Mod. Opt. 39(5), 985–990 (1992).
[CrossRef]

N. R. Heckenberg, R. McDuff, C. P. Smith, and A. G. White, “Generation of optical phase singularities by computer-generated holograms,” Opt. Lett. 17(3), 221–223 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Allen, L.

J. Arlt, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “The production of multiringed Laguerre-Gaussian modes by computer-generated holograms,” J. Mod. Opt. 45(6), 1231–1237 (1998).
[CrossRef]

K. Dholakia, N. B. Simpson, M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, “Second-harmonic generation and the orbital angular momentum of light,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), R3742–R3745 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. W. Beijersbergen, L. Allen, H. E. L. O. van der Veen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Astigmatic laser mode converters and transfer of orbital angular momentum,” Opt. Commun. 96(1-3), 123–132 (1993).
[CrossRef]

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45(11), 8185–8189 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Andrews, D. L.

D. L. Andrews, L. C. Dávila Romero, and M. Babiker, “On optical vortex interactions with chiral matter,” Opt. Commun. 237(1-3), 133–139 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Arlt, J.

J. Arlt, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “The production of multiringed Laguerre-Gaussian modes by computer-generated holograms,” J. Mod. Opt. 45(6), 1231–1237 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Babiker, M.

D. L. Andrews, L. C. Dávila Romero, and M. Babiker, “On optical vortex interactions with chiral matter,” Opt. Commun. 237(1-3), 133–139 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bazhenov, V. Yu.

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, “Screw dislocations in light wavefronts,” J. Mod. Opt. 39(5), 985–990 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Beijersbergen, M. W.

M. W. Beijersbergen, L. Allen, H. E. L. O. van der Veen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Astigmatic laser mode converters and transfer of orbital angular momentum,” Opt. Commun. 96(1-3), 123–132 (1993).
[CrossRef]

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45(11), 8185–8189 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bretschneider, S.

S. Bretschneider, C. Eggeling, and S. W. Hell, “Breaking the diffraction barrier in fluorescence microscopy by optical shelving,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(21), 218103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chai, L.

Chen, Y. C.

Chen, Y. F.

Curtis, J. E.

J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, “Dynamic holographic optical tweezers,” Opt. Commun. 207(1-6), 169–175 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Dávila Romero, L. C.

D. L. Andrews, L. C. Dávila Romero, and M. Babiker, “On optical vortex interactions with chiral matter,” Opt. Commun. 237(1-3), 133–139 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Dholakia, K.

J. Arlt, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “The production of multiringed Laguerre-Gaussian modes by computer-generated holograms,” J. Mod. Opt. 45(6), 1231–1237 (1998).
[CrossRef]

K. Dholakia, N. B. Simpson, M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, “Second-harmonic generation and the orbital angular momentum of light,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), R3742–R3745 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ding, A.

Du, J.

Eggeling, C.

S. Bretschneider, C. Eggeling, and S. W. Hell, “Breaking the diffraction barrier in fluorescence microscopy by optical shelving,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(21), 218103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Endo, M.

G. Ghosh, M. Endo, and T. Iwasaki, “Temperature-dependent Sellmeier coefficient and chromatic dispersions for some optical fiber glasses,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12(8), 1338–1342 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Fan, Y. X.

Fan, Y.-X.

Fujii, M.

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, S. Ishiuchi, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, “Two-Color Far-Field Super-Resolution Microscope using a Doughnut Beam,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 371(5-6), 634–639 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ghosh, G.

G. Ghosh, M. Endo, and T. Iwasaki, “Temperature-dependent Sellmeier coefficient and chromatic dispersions for some optical fiber glasses,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12(8), 1338–1342 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Grier, D. G.

D. G. Grier, “A revolution in optical manipulation,” Nature 424(6950), 810–816 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, “Dynamic holographic optical tweezers,” Opt. Commun. 207(1-6), 169–175 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Hang, Y.

He, J.-L.

Heckenberg, N. R.

Hell, S. W.

S. Bretschneider, C. Eggeling, and S. W. Hell, “Breaking the diffraction barrier in fluorescence microscopy by optical shelving,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(21), 218103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hu, M.-L.

Iketaki, Y.

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, S. Ishiuchi, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, “Two-Color Far-Field Super-Resolution Microscope using a Doughnut Beam,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 371(5-6), 634–639 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Indebetouw, G.

G. Indebetouw, “Optical vortices and their propagation,” J. Mod. Opt. 40(1), 73–87 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Ishiuchi, S.

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, S. Ishiuchi, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, “Two-Color Far-Field Super-Resolution Microscope using a Doughnut Beam,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 371(5-6), 634–639 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Iwasaki, T.

G. Ghosh, M. Endo, and T. Iwasaki, “Temperature-dependent Sellmeier coefficient and chromatic dispersions for some optical fiber glasses,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12(8), 1338–1342 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Jung, G. B.

Kanaya, K.

Koss, B. A.

J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, “Dynamic holographic optical tweezers,” Opt. Commun. 207(1-6), 169–175 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ku, M. L.

Li, Y.-F.

Liu, J.

Liu, S.

Ma, X. Y.

Mariyenko, I. G.

McDuff, R.

McGloin, D.

Meng, X.

Omatsu, T.

G. B. Jung, K. Kanaya, and T. Omatsu, “Highly efficient phase-conjugation of a 1 μm pico-second Laguerre-Gaussian beam,” Opt. Express 14(6), 2250–2255 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, S. Ishiuchi, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, “Two-Color Far-Field Super-Resolution Microscope using a Doughnut Beam,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 371(5-6), 634–639 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ozygus, B.

Padgett, M. J.

J. Arlt, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “The production of multiringed Laguerre-Gaussian modes by computer-generated holograms,” J. Mod. Opt. 45(6), 1231–1237 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. McGloin, N. B. Simpson, and M. J. Padgett, “Transfer of orbital angular momentum from a stressed fiber-optic waveguide to a light beam,” Appl. Opt. 37(3), 469–472 (1998).
[CrossRef]

K. Dholakia, N. B. Simpson, M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, “Second-harmonic generation and the orbital angular momentum of light,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), R3742–R3745 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sakai, M.

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, S. Ishiuchi, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, “Two-Color Far-Field Super-Resolution Microscope using a Doughnut Beam,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 371(5-6), 634–639 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Serebryannikov, E. E.

Shao, Z.

Simpson, N. B.

D. McGloin, N. B. Simpson, and M. J. Padgett, “Transfer of orbital angular momentum from a stressed fiber-optic waveguide to a light beam,” Appl. Opt. 37(3), 469–472 (1998).
[CrossRef]

K. Dholakia, N. B. Simpson, M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, “Second-harmonic generation and the orbital angular momentum of light,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), R3742–R3745 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Smith, C. P.

Song, Y.-J.

Soskin, M. S.

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, “Screw dislocations in light wavefronts,” J. Mod. Opt. 39(5), 985–990 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Spreeuw, R. J. C.

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45(11), 8185–8189 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Strohaber, J.

Tsai, L. Y.

Uiterwaal, C. J. G. J.

van der Veen, H. E. L. O.

M. W. Beijersbergen, L. Allen, H. E. L. O. van der Veen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Astigmatic laser mode converters and transfer of orbital angular momentum,” Opt. Commun. 96(1-3), 123–132 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Vasnetsov, M. V.

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, “Screw dislocations in light wavefronts,” J. Mod. Opt. 39(5), 985–990 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Wang, C.-Y.

Wang, H. T.

Wang, Y. G.

Wang, Z.

Watanabe, T.

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, S. Ishiuchi, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, “Two-Color Far-Field Super-Resolution Microscope using a Doughnut Beam,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 371(5-6), 634–639 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Weber, H.

White, A. G.

Woerdman, J. P.

M. W. Beijersbergen, L. Allen, H. E. L. O. van der Veen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Astigmatic laser mode converters and transfer of orbital angular momentum,” Opt. Commun. 96(1-3), 123–132 (1993).
[CrossRef]

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45(11), 8185–8189 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yamamoto, K.

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, S. Ishiuchi, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, “Two-Color Far-Field Super-Resolution Microscope using a Doughnut Beam,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 371(5-6), 634–639 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, L. H.

Zheltikov, A. M.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Chem. Phys. Lett. (1)

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, S. Ishiuchi, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, “Two-Color Far-Field Super-Resolution Microscope using a Doughnut Beam,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 371(5-6), 634–639 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

G. Ghosh, M. Endo, and T. Iwasaki, “Temperature-dependent Sellmeier coefficient and chromatic dispersions for some optical fiber glasses,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12(8), 1338–1342 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (3)

G. Indebetouw, “Optical vortices and their propagation,” J. Mod. Opt. 40(1), 73–87 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Arlt, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “The production of multiringed Laguerre-Gaussian modes by computer-generated holograms,” J. Mod. Opt. 45(6), 1231–1237 (1998).
[CrossRef]

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, “Screw dislocations in light wavefronts,” J. Mod. Opt. 39(5), 985–990 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

D. G. Grier, “A revolution in optical manipulation,” Nature 424(6950), 810–816 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (3)

J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, “Dynamic holographic optical tweezers,” Opt. Commun. 207(1-6), 169–175 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. L. Andrews, L. C. Dávila Romero, and M. Babiker, “On optical vortex interactions with chiral matter,” Opt. Commun. 237(1-3), 133–139 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. W. Beijersbergen, L. Allen, H. E. L. O. van der Veen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Astigmatic laser mode converters and transfer of orbital angular momentum,” Opt. Commun. 96(1-3), 123–132 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. A (2)

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45(11), 8185–8189 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Dholakia, N. B. Simpson, M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, “Second-harmonic generation and the orbital angular momentum of light,” Phys. Rev. A 54(5), R3742–R3745 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

S. Bretschneider, C. Eggeling, and S. W. Hell, “Breaking the diffraction barrier in fluorescence microscopy by optical shelving,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(21), 218103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (3)

J. Hamazaki, R. Morita, Y. Kobayashi, S. Tanda, and T. Omatsu, “Laser Ablation using a Nanosecond Optical Vortex Pulse,” in Proceedings of IEEE Conference on CLEO/Europe-EQEC (IEEE, 2009), CC1.5 THU.

A. Yariv, Optical Electronics in Modern Communications, 5th ed. (Oxford University Press,1997), Chap. 3.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, Mill Valley, 1986) pp. 386.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Experimental setup and (b) the scheme for mode conversion in the fiber amplifier.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Spatial forms of the output from the fiber amplifier.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

TEM00 and vortex output powers as a function of pump power.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Autocorrelation traces of the seed laser (Seed) and the amplified vortex output (Amp) and (b) lasing spectra of the seed laser and the amplified vortex output.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Interferometric fringes formed by the amplified vortex and a spherical reference wavefront. The vortex outputs (a) and (b) exhibit clockwise and counterclockwise single arms, respectively.

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