Abstract

We demonstrate direct production of a high power Laguerre–Gaussian mode from a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 1.3-μm bounce amplifier with an asymmetric cavity configuration. A maximum LG output of 7.7 W is obtained.

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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] [PubMed]
  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, 053601 (2002)
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. T. Watanabe, Y Igasaki, N. Fukuchi, M. Sakai, S. Ishiuchi, M. Fujii, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, and Y. Iketaki, "Formation of a doughnut laser beam for super-resolving microscopy using a phase spatial light modulato," Opt. Eng. 43, 1136-1143 (2004)
    [CrossRef]
  5. 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, 634-639 (2003)
    [CrossRef]
  6. T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, "Two-point-separation in super-resolution fluorescence microscope based on up-conversion fluorescence depletion technique," Opt. Express 11, 3271-3276 (2003).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. R. Oron, Y. Danziger, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, and E. Hasman, "Laser mode discrimination with intra-cavity spiral phase elements," Opt. Commun. 169, 115-121 (1999)
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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2005 (2)

A. Minassian, B. Thompson and M. J. Damzen, "High-power TEM00 grazing-incidence Nd:YVO4 oscillators in single and multiple bounce configurations," Opt. Commun. 245, 295-300 (2005)
[CrossRef]

M. Okida, M. Itoh, T. Yatagai, H. Ogilby, J. Piper, and T. Omatsu, "Heat generation in Nd doped vanadate crystals with 1.34 μm laser action," Opt. Express 13, 4909-4915 (2005)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (4)

A. Minassian and M. J. Damzen, "20 W bounce geometry diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser system at 1342 nm," Opt. Commun. 230,191-195 (2004)
[CrossRef]

K. Sueda, G. Miyaji, N. Miyanaga, and M. Nakatsuka, "Laguerre-Gaussian beam generated with a multilevel spiral phase plate for high intensity laser pulses," Opt. Express 12, 3548-3553 (2004)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Watanabe, Y Igasaki, N. Fukuchi, M. Sakai, S. Ishiuchi, M. Fujii, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, and Y. Iketaki, "Formation of a doughnut laser beam for super-resolving microscopy using a phase spatial light modulato," Opt. Eng. 43, 1136-1143 (2004)
[CrossRef]

T. Moser, M. A. Ahmed, F. Pigeon, O. Parriaux, E. Wyss, and Th. Graf, "Generation of radially polarized beams in Nd:YAG lasers with polarization selective mirrors," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 234-236 (2004)
[CrossRef]

2003 (4)

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, 634-639 (2003)
[CrossRef]

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, "Two-point-separation in super-resolution fluorescence microscope based on up-conversion fluorescence depletion technique," Opt. Express 11, 3271-3276 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Minassian, B. Thompson and M. J. Damzen, "Ultrahigh-efficiency TEM00 diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Appl. Phys. B 76, 341-343 (2003)
[CrossRef]

J. C. Bermudez G., M. J. Damzen V. J. Pinto-Robledo, A. V. Kir’yanov, and J. J. Soto-Bernal, "Compact diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser in grazing-incidence configuration," Appl. Phys. B 76, 13-16 (2003)
[CrossRef]

2002 (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, 053601 (2002)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2001 (1)

Y. F. Chen and Y. P. Lan, "Dynamics of the Laguerre Gaussian TEM0,l mode in a solid-state laser," Phys. Rev. A 63, 063807 (2001)
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

R. Oron, Y. Danziger, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, and E. Hasman, "Laser mode discrimination with intra-cavity spiral phase elements," Opt. Commun. 169, 115-121 (1999)
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

1992 (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, 8185-8189 (1992)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Ahmed, M. A.

T. Moser, M. A. Ahmed, F. Pigeon, O. Parriaux, E. Wyss, and Th. Graf, "Generation of radially polarized beams in Nd:YAG lasers with polarization selective mirrors," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 234-236 (2004)
[CrossRef]

Alcock, A. J.

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, 053601 (2002)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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] [PubMed]

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] [PubMed]

Bernard, J. E.

Chen, Y. F.

Y. F. Chen and Y. P. Lan, "Dynamics of the Laguerre Gaussian TEM0,l mode in a solid-state laser," Phys. Rev. A 63, 063807 (2001)
[CrossRef]

Damzen, M. J.

A. Minassian, B. Thompson and M. J. Damzen, "High-power TEM00 grazing-incidence Nd:YVO4 oscillators in single and multiple bounce configurations," Opt. Commun. 245, 295-300 (2005)
[CrossRef]

A. Minassian and M. J. Damzen, "20 W bounce geometry diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser system at 1342 nm," Opt. Commun. 230,191-195 (2004)
[CrossRef]

A. Minassian, B. Thompson and M. J. Damzen, "Ultrahigh-efficiency TEM00 diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Appl. Phys. B 76, 341-343 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Danziger, Y.

R. Oron, Y. Danziger, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, and E. Hasman, "Laser mode discrimination with intra-cavity spiral phase elements," Opt. Commun. 169, 115-121 (1999)
[CrossRef]

Davidson, N.

R. Oron, Y. Danziger, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, and E. Hasman, "Laser mode discrimination with intra-cavity spiral phase elements," Opt. Commun. 169, 115-121 (1999)
[CrossRef]

Friesem, A. A.

R. Oron, Y. Danziger, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, and E. Hasman, "Laser mode discrimination with intra-cavity spiral phase elements," Opt. Commun. 169, 115-121 (1999)
[CrossRef]

Fujii, M.

T. Watanabe, Y Igasaki, N. Fukuchi, M. Sakai, S. Ishiuchi, M. Fujii, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, and Y. Iketaki, "Formation of a doughnut laser beam for super-resolving microscopy using a phase spatial light modulato," Opt. Eng. 43, 1136-1143 (2004)
[CrossRef]

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, 634-639 (2003)
[CrossRef]

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, "Two-point-separation in super-resolution fluorescence microscope based on up-conversion fluorescence depletion technique," Opt. Express 11, 3271-3276 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fukuchi, N.

T. Watanabe, Y Igasaki, N. Fukuchi, M. Sakai, S. Ishiuchi, M. Fujii, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, and Y. Iketaki, "Formation of a doughnut laser beam for super-resolving microscopy using a phase spatial light modulato," Opt. Eng. 43, 1136-1143 (2004)
[CrossRef]

Graf, Th.

T. Moser, M. A. Ahmed, F. Pigeon, O. Parriaux, E. Wyss, and Th. Graf, "Generation of radially polarized beams in Nd:YAG lasers with polarization selective mirrors," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 234-236 (2004)
[CrossRef]

Hasman, E.

R. Oron, Y. Danziger, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, and E. Hasman, "Laser mode discrimination with intra-cavity spiral phase elements," Opt. Commun. 169, 115-121 (1999)
[CrossRef]

Heckenberg, N. R.

Igasaki, Y

T. Watanabe, Y Igasaki, N. Fukuchi, M. Sakai, S. Ishiuchi, M. Fujii, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, and Y. Iketaki, "Formation of a doughnut laser beam for super-resolving microscopy using a phase spatial light modulato," Opt. Eng. 43, 1136-1143 (2004)
[CrossRef]

Iketaki, Y.

T. Watanabe, Y Igasaki, N. Fukuchi, M. Sakai, S. Ishiuchi, M. Fujii, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, and Y. Iketaki, "Formation of a doughnut laser beam for super-resolving microscopy using a phase spatial light modulato," Opt. Eng. 43, 1136-1143 (2004)
[CrossRef]

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, 634-639 (2003)
[CrossRef]

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, "Two-point-separation in super-resolution fluorescence microscope based on up-conversion fluorescence depletion technique," Opt. Express 11, 3271-3276 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ishiuchi, S.

T. Watanabe, Y Igasaki, N. Fukuchi, M. Sakai, S. Ishiuchi, M. Fujii, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, and Y. Iketaki, "Formation of a doughnut laser beam for super-resolving microscopy using a phase spatial light modulato," Opt. Eng. 43, 1136-1143 (2004)
[CrossRef]

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, 634-639 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Itoh, M.

M. Okida, M. Itoh, T. Yatagai, H. Ogilby, J. Piper, and T. Omatsu, "Heat generation in Nd doped vanadate crystals with 1.34 μm laser action," Opt. Express 13, 4909-4915 (2005)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Okida, A. Tonouchi, M. Itoh, T. Yatagai, and T. Omatsu, "Thermal-lens measurement in a side-pumped 1.3 μm Nd:YVO4 bounce laser," Opt. Commun. (in press)

Lan, Y. P.

Y. F. Chen and Y. P. Lan, "Dynamics of the Laguerre Gaussian TEM0,l mode in a solid-state laser," Phys. Rev. A 63, 063807 (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, 053601 (2002)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

McDuff, R.

Minassian, A.

A. Minassian, B. Thompson and M. J. Damzen, "High-power TEM00 grazing-incidence Nd:YVO4 oscillators in single and multiple bounce configurations," Opt. Commun. 245, 295-300 (2005)
[CrossRef]

A. Minassian and M. J. Damzen, "20 W bounce geometry diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser system at 1342 nm," Opt. Commun. 230,191-195 (2004)
[CrossRef]

A. Minassian, B. Thompson and M. J. Damzen, "Ultrahigh-efficiency TEM00 diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Appl. Phys. B 76, 341-343 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Miyaji, G.

Miyanaga, N.

Moser, T.

T. Moser, M. A. Ahmed, F. Pigeon, O. Parriaux, E. Wyss, and Th. Graf, "Generation of radially polarized beams in Nd:YAG lasers with polarization selective mirrors," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 234-236 (2004)
[CrossRef]

Nakatsuka, M.

Ogilby, H.

Okida, M.

M. Okida, M. Itoh, T. Yatagai, H. Ogilby, J. Piper, and T. Omatsu, "Heat generation in Nd doped vanadate crystals with 1.34 μm laser action," Opt. Express 13, 4909-4915 (2005)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Okida, A. Tonouchi, M. Itoh, T. Yatagai, and T. Omatsu, "Thermal-lens measurement in a side-pumped 1.3 μm Nd:YVO4 bounce laser," Opt. Commun. (in press)

Omatsu, T.

M. Okida, M. Itoh, T. Yatagai, H. Ogilby, J. Piper, and T. Omatsu, "Heat generation in Nd doped vanadate crystals with 1.34 μm laser action," Opt. Express 13, 4909-4915 (2005)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Watanabe, Y Igasaki, N. Fukuchi, M. Sakai, S. Ishiuchi, M. Fujii, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, and Y. Iketaki, "Formation of a doughnut laser beam for super-resolving microscopy using a phase spatial light modulato," Opt. Eng. 43, 1136-1143 (2004)
[CrossRef]

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, 634-639 (2003)
[CrossRef]

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, "Two-point-separation in super-resolution fluorescence microscope based on up-conversion fluorescence depletion technique," Opt. Express 11, 3271-3276 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Okida, A. Tonouchi, M. Itoh, T. Yatagai, and T. Omatsu, "Thermal-lens measurement in a side-pumped 1.3 μm Nd:YVO4 bounce laser," Opt. Commun. (in press)

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, 053601 (2002)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Oron, R.

R. Oron, Y. Danziger, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, and E. Hasman, "Laser mode discrimination with intra-cavity spiral phase elements," Opt. Commun. 169, 115-121 (1999)
[CrossRef]

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, 053601 (2002)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Parriaux, O.

T. Moser, M. A. Ahmed, F. Pigeon, O. Parriaux, E. Wyss, and Th. Graf, "Generation of radially polarized beams in Nd:YAG lasers with polarization selective mirrors," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 234-236 (2004)
[CrossRef]

Pigeon, F.

T. Moser, M. A. Ahmed, F. Pigeon, O. Parriaux, E. Wyss, and Th. Graf, "Generation of radially polarized beams in Nd:YAG lasers with polarization selective mirrors," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 234-236 (2004)
[CrossRef]

Piper, J.

Sakai, M.

T. Watanabe, Y Igasaki, N. Fukuchi, M. Sakai, S. Ishiuchi, M. Fujii, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, and Y. Iketaki, "Formation of a doughnut laser beam for super-resolving microscopy using a phase spatial light modulato," Opt. Eng. 43, 1136-1143 (2004)
[CrossRef]

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, 634-639 (2003)
[CrossRef]

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, "Two-point-separation in super-resolution fluorescence microscope based on up-conversion fluorescence depletion technique," Opt. Express 11, 3271-3276 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Smith, C. P.

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] [PubMed]

Sueda, K.

Thompson, B.

A. Minassian, B. Thompson and M. J. Damzen, "High-power TEM00 grazing-incidence Nd:YVO4 oscillators in single and multiple bounce configurations," Opt. Commun. 245, 295-300 (2005)
[CrossRef]

A. Minassian, B. Thompson and M. J. Damzen, "Ultrahigh-efficiency TEM00 diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Appl. Phys. B 76, 341-343 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Tonouchi, A.

M. Okida, A. Tonouchi, M. Itoh, T. Yatagai, and T. Omatsu, "Thermal-lens measurement in a side-pumped 1.3 μm Nd:YVO4 bounce laser," Opt. Commun. (in press)

Watanabe, T.

T. Watanabe, Y Igasaki, N. Fukuchi, M. Sakai, S. Ishiuchi, M. Fujii, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, and Y. Iketaki, "Formation of a doughnut laser beam for super-resolving microscopy using a phase spatial light modulato," Opt. Eng. 43, 1136-1143 (2004)
[CrossRef]

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, "Two-point-separation in super-resolution fluorescence microscope based on up-conversion fluorescence depletion technique," Opt. Express 11, 3271-3276 (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, 634-639 (2003)
[CrossRef]

White, A. G.

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] [PubMed]

Wyss, E.

T. Moser, M. A. Ahmed, F. Pigeon, O. Parriaux, E. Wyss, and Th. Graf, "Generation of radially polarized beams in Nd:YAG lasers with polarization selective mirrors," Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 234-236 (2004)
[CrossRef]

Yamamoto, K.

T. Watanabe, Y Igasaki, N. Fukuchi, M. Sakai, S. Ishiuchi, M. Fujii, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, and Y. Iketaki, "Formation of a doughnut laser beam for super-resolving microscopy using a phase spatial light modulato," Opt. Eng. 43, 1136-1143 (2004)
[CrossRef]

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, 634-639 (2003)
[CrossRef]

T. Watanabe, Y. Iketaki, T. Omatsu, K. Yamamoto, M. Sakai, and M. Fujii, "Two-point-separation in super-resolution fluorescence microscope based on up-conversion fluorescence depletion technique," Opt. Express 11, 3271-3276 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yatagai, T.

M. Okida, M. Itoh, T. Yatagai, H. Ogilby, J. Piper, and T. Omatsu, "Heat generation in Nd doped vanadate crystals with 1.34 μm laser action," Opt. Express 13, 4909-4915 (2005)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Okida, A. Tonouchi, M. Itoh, T. Yatagai, and T. Omatsu, "Thermal-lens measurement in a side-pumped 1.3 μm Nd:YVO4 bounce laser," Opt. Commun. (in press)

Appl. Phys. B (2)

A. Minassian, B. Thompson and M. J. Damzen, "Ultrahigh-efficiency TEM00 diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Appl. Phys. B 76, 341-343 (2003)
[CrossRef]

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of a laser system with a symmetric cavity. EM, and OC are a high-reflection flat mirror and a 85 % reflection output coupler, respectively. VCLs are vertical cylindrical lenses.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Spatial form of the output from the symmetric cavity. (b) Experimental plots of output power as a function of pump power.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Schematic diagram of a laser system with an asymmetric cavity

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spatial forms of (a) HG01 and (b) LG beams. (c) Observed fringes formed by the LG beam and a copy of itself. (d) Fringes formed by the LG and spherical reference beams.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Output powers of HG01 and LG01 modes

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Numerical simulation of phase distribution in an amplifier with 1342-nm lasing at 40-W pumping. The red and blue parabolic curves show the thermal lensing experienced in the amplifier for the HG00 and HG01 modes.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Mode propagation inside a resonator. TL is the horizontal thermal lens.

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