Abstract

We have demonstrated highly efficient Laguerre Gaussian beam generation by using a ring self-pumped phase conjugate mirror in the pico-second regime for the first time. The phase conjugate reflectivity was typically ~55%. We have also investigated the conservation of optical angular momentum.

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  1. 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 45,8185-8189 (1992).
    [CrossRef]
  2. M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, "The Poynting vector in Laguerre-Gaussian modes," Opt. Commun. 121,36-40 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  3. A. T. O'Neil, I. MacVicar, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, "Intrinsic and extrinsic nature of the orbital angular momentum of a light beam," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88,05360114 (2002).
  4. M. P. MacDonald, K. Volke-Sepulveda, L. Paterson, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Revolving interference patterns for the rotation of optically trapped particles," Opt. Commun. 201,21-28 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  5. L. Paterson, M. P. MacDonald, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, P. E. Bryant, and K. Dholakia, "Controlled rotation of optically trapped microscopic particles," Science 292,912-914 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  6. K. Bezuhanov and A. Dreischuh, G. G. Paulus, M. G. Schatzel and H. Walther, "Vortices in femtosecond laser fields," Opt. Lett. 15,1942-1944 (2004).
  7. I. G. Mariyenko, J. Strohaber and C. J. G. J. Uiterwaal, "Creation of optical vortices in femtosecond pulses," Opt. Express 13,7599-7608 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
  8. T. Omatsu, T. Imaizumi, M. Amano, Y. Ojima, K. Watanabe and M. Goto, "Multi-watt diffraction-limited picosecond pulses from a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a photorefractive phase conjugate mirror," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5,S467-S470 (2003).
    [CrossRef]
  9. T. Imaizumi, M. Goto, Y. Ojuma and T. Omatsu, "Characterization of a pico-second phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 laser system," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43,2515-2518 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
  10. Y. Ojima, K. Nawata, and T. Omatsu, "Over 10-watt pico-second diffraction-limeted output from a Nd:YVO4 slab amplifier with a phase conjugate mirror," Opt. Express 13,8993-8998 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
  11. P. Yeh, Introduction to Photorefractive Nonlinear Optics (John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1993), Chap. 6.
  12. S. A. Korol'kov, Yu. S. Kuzminov, A. V. Mamaev, V. V. Shkunov, and A. A. Zozulya, "Spatial structure of scattered radiation in a self-pumped photorefractive passive ring mirror," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 9,664-671 (1992).
  13. M. J. Damzen, Y. Matsumoto, G. J. Crofts, R. P. M. Green, "Bragg-selectivity of a volume gain grating," Opt. Commun. 123,182-188 (1996).
    [CrossRef]
  14. V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Screw dislocations in light wavefronts," J. Mod. Opt. 39,985-990 (1992).

2005 (2)

2004 (2)

K. Bezuhanov and A. Dreischuh, G. G. Paulus, M. G. Schatzel and H. Walther, "Vortices in femtosecond laser fields," Opt. Lett. 15,1942-1944 (2004).

T. Imaizumi, M. Goto, Y. Ojuma and T. Omatsu, "Characterization of a pico-second phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 laser system," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43,2515-2518 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

T. Omatsu, T. Imaizumi, M. Amano, Y. Ojima, K. Watanabe and M. Goto, "Multi-watt diffraction-limited picosecond pulses from a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a photorefractive phase conjugate mirror," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5,S467-S470 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

A. T. O'Neil, I. MacVicar, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, "Intrinsic and extrinsic nature of the orbital angular momentum of a light beam," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88,05360114 (2002).

M. P. MacDonald, K. Volke-Sepulveda, L. Paterson, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Revolving interference patterns for the rotation of optically trapped particles," Opt. Commun. 201,21-28 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

L. Paterson, M. P. MacDonald, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, P. E. Bryant, and K. Dholakia, "Controlled rotation of optically trapped microscopic particles," Science 292,912-914 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

M. J. Damzen, Y. Matsumoto, G. J. Crofts, R. P. M. Green, "Bragg-selectivity of a volume gain grating," Opt. Commun. 123,182-188 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, "The Poynting vector in Laguerre-Gaussian modes," Opt. Commun. 121,36-40 (1995).
[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 45,8185-8189 (1992).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Korol'kov, Yu. S. Kuzminov, A. V. Mamaev, V. V. Shkunov, and A. A. Zozulya, "Spatial structure of scattered radiation in a self-pumped photorefractive passive ring mirror," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 9,664-671 (1992).

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Screw dislocations in light wavefronts," J. Mod. Opt. 39,985-990 (1992).

Allen, L.

A. T. O'Neil, I. MacVicar, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, "Intrinsic and extrinsic nature of the orbital angular momentum of a light beam," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88,05360114 (2002).

M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, "The Poynting vector in Laguerre-Gaussian modes," Opt. Commun. 121,36-40 (1995).
[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 45,8185-8189 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Amano, M.

T. Omatsu, T. Imaizumi, M. Amano, Y. Ojima, K. Watanabe and M. Goto, "Multi-watt diffraction-limited picosecond pulses from a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a photorefractive phase conjugate mirror," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5,S467-S470 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Arlt, J.

M. P. MacDonald, K. Volke-Sepulveda, L. Paterson, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Revolving interference patterns for the rotation of optically trapped particles," Opt. Commun. 201,21-28 (2002).
[CrossRef]

L. Paterson, M. P. MacDonald, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, P. E. Bryant, and K. Dholakia, "Controlled rotation of optically trapped microscopic particles," Science 292,912-914 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Bazhenov, V. Yu.

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Screw dislocations in light wavefronts," J. Mod. Opt. 39,985-990 (1992).

Beijersbergen, M. W.

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 45,8185-8189 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Bezuhanov, K.

K. Bezuhanov and A. Dreischuh, G. G. Paulus, M. G. Schatzel and H. Walther, "Vortices in femtosecond laser fields," Opt. Lett. 15,1942-1944 (2004).

Bryant, P. E.

L. Paterson, M. P. MacDonald, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, P. E. Bryant, and K. Dholakia, "Controlled rotation of optically trapped microscopic particles," Science 292,912-914 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Crofts, G. J.

M. J. Damzen, Y. Matsumoto, G. J. Crofts, R. P. M. Green, "Bragg-selectivity of a volume gain grating," Opt. Commun. 123,182-188 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Damzen, M. J.

M. J. Damzen, Y. Matsumoto, G. J. Crofts, R. P. M. Green, "Bragg-selectivity of a volume gain grating," Opt. Commun. 123,182-188 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Dholakia, K.

M. P. MacDonald, K. Volke-Sepulveda, L. Paterson, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Revolving interference patterns for the rotation of optically trapped particles," Opt. Commun. 201,21-28 (2002).
[CrossRef]

L. Paterson, M. P. MacDonald, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, P. E. Bryant, and K. Dholakia, "Controlled rotation of optically trapped microscopic particles," Science 292,912-914 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Dreischuh, A.

K. Bezuhanov and A. Dreischuh, G. G. Paulus, M. G. Schatzel and H. Walther, "Vortices in femtosecond laser fields," Opt. Lett. 15,1942-1944 (2004).

Goto, M.

T. Imaizumi, M. Goto, Y. Ojuma and T. Omatsu, "Characterization of a pico-second phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 laser system," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43,2515-2518 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Omatsu, T. Imaizumi, M. Amano, Y. Ojima, K. Watanabe and M. Goto, "Multi-watt diffraction-limited picosecond pulses from a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a photorefractive phase conjugate mirror," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5,S467-S470 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Green, R. P. M.

M. J. Damzen, Y. Matsumoto, G. J. Crofts, R. P. M. Green, "Bragg-selectivity of a volume gain grating," Opt. Commun. 123,182-188 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Imaizumi, T.

T. Imaizumi, M. Goto, Y. Ojuma and T. Omatsu, "Characterization of a pico-second phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 laser system," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43,2515-2518 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Omatsu, T. Imaizumi, M. Amano, Y. Ojima, K. Watanabe and M. Goto, "Multi-watt diffraction-limited picosecond pulses from a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a photorefractive phase conjugate mirror," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5,S467-S470 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Korol'kov, S. A.

S. A. Korol'kov, Yu. S. Kuzminov, A. V. Mamaev, V. V. Shkunov, and A. A. Zozulya, "Spatial structure of scattered radiation in a self-pumped photorefractive passive ring mirror," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 9,664-671 (1992).

Kuzminov, Yu. S.

S. A. Korol'kov, Yu. S. Kuzminov, A. V. Mamaev, V. V. Shkunov, and A. A. Zozulya, "Spatial structure of scattered radiation in a self-pumped photorefractive passive ring mirror," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 9,664-671 (1992).

MacDonald, M. P.

M. P. MacDonald, K. Volke-Sepulveda, L. Paterson, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Revolving interference patterns for the rotation of optically trapped particles," Opt. Commun. 201,21-28 (2002).
[CrossRef]

L. Paterson, M. P. MacDonald, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, P. E. Bryant, and K. Dholakia, "Controlled rotation of optically trapped microscopic particles," Science 292,912-914 (2001).
[CrossRef]

MacVicar, I.

A. T. O'Neil, I. MacVicar, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, "Intrinsic and extrinsic nature of the orbital angular momentum of a light beam," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88,05360114 (2002).

Mamaev, A. V.

S. A. Korol'kov, Yu. S. Kuzminov, A. V. Mamaev, V. V. Shkunov, and A. A. Zozulya, "Spatial structure of scattered radiation in a self-pumped photorefractive passive ring mirror," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 9,664-671 (1992).

Mariyenko, I. G.

Matsumoto, Y.

M. J. Damzen, Y. Matsumoto, G. J. Crofts, R. P. M. Green, "Bragg-selectivity of a volume gain grating," Opt. Commun. 123,182-188 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Nawata, K.

Ojima, Y.

Y. Ojima, K. Nawata, and T. Omatsu, "Over 10-watt pico-second diffraction-limeted output from a Nd:YVO4 slab amplifier with a phase conjugate mirror," Opt. Express 13,8993-8998 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Omatsu, T. Imaizumi, M. Amano, Y. Ojima, K. Watanabe and M. Goto, "Multi-watt diffraction-limited picosecond pulses from a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a photorefractive phase conjugate mirror," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5,S467-S470 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ojuma, Y.

T. Imaizumi, M. Goto, Y. Ojuma and T. Omatsu, "Characterization of a pico-second phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 laser system," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43,2515-2518 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Omatsu, T.

Y. Ojima, K. Nawata, and T. Omatsu, "Over 10-watt pico-second diffraction-limeted output from a Nd:YVO4 slab amplifier with a phase conjugate mirror," Opt. Express 13,8993-8998 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Imaizumi, M. Goto, Y. Ojuma and T. Omatsu, "Characterization of a pico-second phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 laser system," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43,2515-2518 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Omatsu, T. Imaizumi, M. Amano, Y. Ojima, K. Watanabe and M. Goto, "Multi-watt diffraction-limited picosecond pulses from a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a photorefractive phase conjugate mirror," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5,S467-S470 (2003).
[CrossRef]

O'Neil, A. T.

A. T. O'Neil, I. MacVicar, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, "Intrinsic and extrinsic nature of the orbital angular momentum of a light beam," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88,05360114 (2002).

Padgett, M. J.

A. T. O'Neil, I. MacVicar, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, "Intrinsic and extrinsic nature of the orbital angular momentum of a light beam," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88,05360114 (2002).

M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, "The Poynting vector in Laguerre-Gaussian modes," Opt. Commun. 121,36-40 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Paterson, L.

M. P. MacDonald, K. Volke-Sepulveda, L. Paterson, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Revolving interference patterns for the rotation of optically trapped particles," Opt. Commun. 201,21-28 (2002).
[CrossRef]

L. Paterson, M. P. MacDonald, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, P. E. Bryant, and K. Dholakia, "Controlled rotation of optically trapped microscopic particles," Science 292,912-914 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Paulus, G. G.

K. Bezuhanov and A. Dreischuh, G. G. Paulus, M. G. Schatzel and H. Walther, "Vortices in femtosecond laser fields," Opt. Lett. 15,1942-1944 (2004).

Schatzel, M. G.

K. Bezuhanov and A. Dreischuh, G. G. Paulus, M. G. Schatzel and H. Walther, "Vortices in femtosecond laser fields," Opt. Lett. 15,1942-1944 (2004).

Shkunov, V. V.

S. A. Korol'kov, Yu. S. Kuzminov, A. V. Mamaev, V. V. Shkunov, and A. A. Zozulya, "Spatial structure of scattered radiation in a self-pumped photorefractive passive ring mirror," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 9,664-671 (1992).

Sibbett, W.

M. P. MacDonald, K. Volke-Sepulveda, L. Paterson, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Revolving interference patterns for the rotation of optically trapped particles," Opt. Commun. 201,21-28 (2002).
[CrossRef]

L. Paterson, M. P. MacDonald, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, P. E. Bryant, and K. Dholakia, "Controlled rotation of optically trapped microscopic particles," Science 292,912-914 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Soskin, M. S.

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Screw dislocations in light wavefronts," J. Mod. Opt. 39,985-990 (1992).

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 45,8185-8189 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Strohaber, J.

Uiterwaal, C. J. G. J.

Vasnetsov, M. V.

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Screw dislocations in light wavefronts," J. Mod. Opt. 39,985-990 (1992).

Volke-Sepulveda, K.

M. P. MacDonald, K. Volke-Sepulveda, L. Paterson, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Revolving interference patterns for the rotation of optically trapped particles," Opt. Commun. 201,21-28 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Walther, H.

K. Bezuhanov and A. Dreischuh, G. G. Paulus, M. G. Schatzel and H. Walther, "Vortices in femtosecond laser fields," Opt. Lett. 15,1942-1944 (2004).

Watanabe, K.

T. Omatsu, T. Imaizumi, M. Amano, Y. Ojima, K. Watanabe and M. Goto, "Multi-watt diffraction-limited picosecond pulses from a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a photorefractive phase conjugate mirror," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5,S467-S470 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Woerdman, J. P.

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 45,8185-8189 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Zozulya, A. A.

S. A. Korol'kov, Yu. S. Kuzminov, A. V. Mamaev, V. V. Shkunov, and A. A. Zozulya, "Spatial structure of scattered radiation in a self-pumped photorefractive passive ring mirror," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 9,664-671 (1992).

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Screw dislocations in light wavefronts," J. Mod. Opt. 39,985-990 (1992).

J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

T. Omatsu, T. Imaizumi, M. Amano, Y. Ojima, K. Watanabe and M. Goto, "Multi-watt diffraction-limited picosecond pulses from a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 amplifier with a photorefractive phase conjugate mirror," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5,S467-S470 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. (1)

S. A. Korol'kov, Yu. S. Kuzminov, A. V. Mamaev, V. V. Shkunov, and A. A. Zozulya, "Spatial structure of scattered radiation in a self-pumped photorefractive passive ring mirror," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 9,664-671 (1992).

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

T. Imaizumi, M. Goto, Y. Ojuma and T. Omatsu, "Characterization of a pico-second phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 laser system," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43,2515-2518 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

M. J. Damzen, Y. Matsumoto, G. J. Crofts, R. P. M. Green, "Bragg-selectivity of a volume gain grating," Opt. Commun. 123,182-188 (1996).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, "The Poynting vector in Laguerre-Gaussian modes," Opt. Commun. 121,36-40 (1995).
[CrossRef]

M. P. MacDonald, K. Volke-Sepulveda, L. Paterson, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Revolving interference patterns for the rotation of optically trapped particles," Opt. Commun. 201,21-28 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (1)

K. Bezuhanov and A. Dreischuh, G. G. Paulus, M. G. Schatzel and H. Walther, "Vortices in femtosecond laser fields," Opt. Lett. 15,1942-1944 (2004).

Phys Rev A (1)

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 45,8185-8189 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

A. T. O'Neil, I. MacVicar, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, "Intrinsic and extrinsic nature of the orbital angular momentum of a light beam," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88,05360114 (2002).

Science (1)

L. Paterson, M. P. MacDonald, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, P. E. Bryant, and K. Dholakia, "Controlled rotation of optically trapped microscopic particles," Science 292,912-914 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

P. Yeh, Introduction to Photorefractive Nonlinear Optics (John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1993), Chap. 6.

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