Abstract

We demonstrate the direct generation of a first-order LG01 Laguerre Gaussian (vortex) mode operating at the first-Stokes wavelength of a diode end-pumped, Nd:GdVO4 self-Raman laser. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of intracavity stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) being used as a method for frequency conversion of a vortex laser beam and it is effective in enabling the frequency-converted (Stokes) beam to have the same LG01 mode as the fundamental beam.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. W. Kim, “High-power laser operation of the first-order Laguerre-Gaussian (LG01) mode in a diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” J. Korean Phys. Soc.61(5), 739–743 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Strohaber, M. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, A. A. Kolomenskii, G. G. Paulus, and H. A. Schuessler, “Coherent transfer of optical orbital angular momentum in multi-order Raman sideband generation,” Opt. Lett.37(16), 3411–3413 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Yusufu, Y. Tokizane, M. Yamada, K. Miyamoto, and T. Omatsu, “Tunable 2-μm optical vortex parametric oscillator,” Opt. Express20(21), 23666–23675 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Omatsu, M. Okida, A. J. Lee, and H. M. Pask, “Thermal lensing in a diode-end-pumped continuous-wave self-Raman Nd-doped GdVO4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B108(1), 73–79 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (2)

2010 (2)

2009 (1)

2008 (2)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2007 (3)

2005 (2)

J.-F. Bisson, Y. Senatsky, and K.-I. Ueda, “Generation of Laguerre-Gaussian modes in Nd:YAG laser using diffractive optical pumping,” Laser Phys. Lett.2(7), 327–333 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Kotlyar, A. A. Almazov, S. N. Khonina, V. A. Soifer, H. Elfstrom, and J. Turunen, “Generation of phase singularity through diffracting a plane or Gaussian beam by a spiral phase plate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A22(5), 849–861 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (1)

M. Martinelli, J. A. O. Huguenin, P. Nussenzveig, and A. Z. Khoury, “Orbital angular momentum exchange in an optical parametric oscillator,” Phys. Rev. A70(1), 013812 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

D. G. Grier, “A revolution in optical manipulation,” Nature424(6950), 810–816 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000 (1)

M. Padgett and L. Allen, “Light with a twist in its tail,” Contemp. Phys.41(5), 275–285 (2000).
[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(1-6), 115–121 (1999).
[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. A54(5), R3742–R3745 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1995 (1)

I. V. Basistiy, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, “Optical wavefront dislocations and their properties,” Opt. Commun.119(5-6), 604–612 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

1992 (1)

Allen, L.

S. Franke-Arnold, L. Allen, and M. Padgett, “Advances in optical angular momentum,” Las. Photon. Rev.2(4), 299–313 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Padgett and L. Allen, “Light with a twist in its tail,” Contemp. Phys.41(5), 275–285 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K. Dholakia, N. B. Simpson, M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, “Second-harmonic generation and the orbital angular momentum of light,” Phys. Rev. A54(5), R3742–R3745 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Almazov, A. A.

Ando, T.

N. Matsumoto, T. Ando, T. Inoue, Y. Ohtake, N. Fukuchi, and T. Hara, “Generation of high-quality higher-order Lagurre-Gaussian beams using liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am.25(7), 1642–1651 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Aoki, N.

Basistiy, I. V.

I. V. Basistiy, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, “Optical wavefront dislocations and their properties,” Opt. Commun.119(5-6), 604–612 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Bisson, J.-F.

. Senatsky, J.-F. Bisson, J. Li, A. Shirakawa, M. Thirugnanasambandam, and K.- Ueda, “Laguerre-Gaussian modes selection in diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Opt. Rev.19(4), 201–221 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J.-F. Bisson, Y. Senatsky, and K.-I. Ueda, “Generation of Laguerre-Gaussian modes in Nd:YAG laser using diffractive optical pumping,” Laser Phys. Lett.2(7), 327–333 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chujo, K.

Clarkson, W. A.

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(1-6), 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(1-6), 115–121 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Dekker, P.

Dholakia, K.

K. Dholakia, N. B. Simpson, M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, “Second-harmonic generation and the orbital angular momentum of light,” Phys. Rev. A54(5), R3742–R3745 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Elfstrom, H.

Fan, L.

Fan, Y.-X.

Franke-Arnold, S.

S. Franke-Arnold, L. Allen, and M. Padgett, “Advances in optical angular momentum,” Las. Photon. Rev.2(4), 299–313 (2008).
[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(1-6), 115–121 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Fukuchi, N.

N. Matsumoto, T. Ando, T. Inoue, Y. Ohtake, N. Fukuchi, and T. Hara, “Generation of high-quality higher-order Lagurre-Gaussian beams using liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am.25(7), 1642–1651 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Furuki, K.

Grier, D. G.

D. G. Grier, “A revolution in optical manipulation,” Nature424(6950), 810–816 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hara, T.

N. Matsumoto, T. Ando, T. Inoue, Y. Ohtake, N. Fukuchi, and T. Hara, “Generation of high-quality higher-order Lagurre-Gaussian beams using liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am.25(7), 1642–1651 (2008).
[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(1-6), 115–121 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hayes, J. R.

Heckenberg, N. R.

Hell, S. W.

Huguenin, J. A. O.

M. Martinelli, J. A. O. Huguenin, P. Nussenzveig, and A. Z. Khoury, “Orbital angular momentum exchange in an optical parametric oscillator,” Phys. Rev. A70(1), 013812 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Inoue, T.

N. Matsumoto, T. Ando, T. Inoue, Y. Ohtake, N. Fukuchi, and T. Hara, “Generation of high-quality higher-order Lagurre-Gaussian beams using liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am.25(7), 1642–1651 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ito, A.

Itoh, M.

Kano, K.

K. Kano, Y. Kozawa, and S. Sato, “Generation of purely single transverse mode vortex beam from a He-Ne laser cavity with a spot-defect mirror,” Int. J. Opt.2012, 359141 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Khonina, S. N.

Khoury, A. Z.

M. Martinelli, J. A. O. Huguenin, P. Nussenzveig, and A. Z. Khoury, “Orbital angular momentum exchange in an optical parametric oscillator,” Phys. Rev. A70(1), 013812 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kim, J. W.

J. W. Kim, “High-power laser operation of the first-order Laguerre-Gaussian (LG01) mode in a diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” J. Korean Phys. Soc.61(5), 739–743 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. W. Kim, J. I. Mackenzie, J. R. Hayes, and W. A. Clarkson, “High power Er:YAG laser with radially-polarized Laguerre-Gaussian (LG01) mode output,” Opt. Express19(15), 14526–14531 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kolomenskii, A. A.

Kotlyar, V. V.

Kozawa, Y.

K. Kano, Y. Kozawa, and S. Sato, “Generation of purely single transverse mode vortex beam from a He-Ne laser cavity with a spot-defect mirror,” Int. J. Opt.2012, 359141 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Ito, Y. Kozawa, and S. Sato, “Generation of hollow scalar and vector beams using a spot-defect mirror,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A27(9), 2072–2077 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lee, A. J.

T. Omatsu, M. Okida, A. J. Lee, and H. M. Pask, “Thermal lensing in a diode-end-pumped continuous-wave self-Raman Nd-doped GdVO4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B108(1), 73–79 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Li, J.

. Senatsky, J.-F. Bisson, J. Li, A. Shirakawa, M. Thirugnanasambandam, and K.- Ueda, “Laguerre-Gaussian modes selection in diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Opt. Rev.19(4), 201–221 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Li, Y.-Q.

Mackenzie, J. I.

Martinelli, M.

M. Martinelli, J. A. O. Huguenin, P. Nussenzveig, and A. Z. Khoury, “Orbital angular momentum exchange in an optical parametric oscillator,” Phys. Rev. A70(1), 013812 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Matsumoto, N.

N. Matsumoto, T. Ando, T. Inoue, Y. Ohtake, N. Fukuchi, and T. Hara, “Generation of high-quality higher-order Lagurre-Gaussian beams using liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am.25(7), 1642–1651 (2008).
[CrossRef]

McDuff, R.

Miyagi, S.

Miyamoto, K.

Molina-Terriza, G.

G. Molina-Terriza, J. P. Torres, and L. Torner, “Twisted photons,” Nat. Phys.3(5), 305–310 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Morita, R.

K. Toyoda, K. Miyamoto, N. Aoki, R. Morita, and T. Omatsu, “Using optical vortex to control the chirality of twisted metal nanostructures,” Nano Lett.12(7), 3645–3649 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Omatsu, K. Chujo, K. Miyamoto, M. Okida, K. Nakamura, N. Aoki, and R. Morita, “Metal microneedle fabrication using twisted light with spin,” Opt. Express18(17), 17967–17973 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nakamura, K.

Nussenzveig, P.

M. Martinelli, J. A. O. Huguenin, P. Nussenzveig, and A. Z. Khoury, “Orbital angular momentum exchange in an optical parametric oscillator,” Phys. Rev. A70(1), 013812 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ohtake, Y.

N. Matsumoto, T. Ando, T. Inoue, Y. Ohtake, N. Fukuchi, and T. Hara, “Generation of high-quality higher-order Lagurre-Gaussian beams using liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am.25(7), 1642–1651 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Okida, M.

Omatsu, T.

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(1-6), 115–121 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Padgett, M.

S. Franke-Arnold, L. Allen, and M. Padgett, “Advances in optical angular momentum,” Las. Photon. Rev.2(4), 299–313 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Padgett and L. Allen, “Light with a twist in its tail,” Contemp. Phys.41(5), 275–285 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Padgett, M. J.

K. Dholakia, N. B. Simpson, M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, “Second-harmonic generation and the orbital angular momentum of light,” Phys. Rev. A54(5), R3742–R3745 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pask, H. M.

T. Omatsu, M. Okida, A. J. Lee, and H. M. Pask, “Thermal lensing in a diode-end-pumped continuous-wave self-Raman Nd-doped GdVO4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B108(1), 73–79 (2012).
[CrossRef]

P. Dekker, H. M. Pask, D. J. Spence, and J. A. Piper, “Continuous-wave, intracavity doubled, self-Raman laser operation in Nd:GdVO4 at 586.5 nm,” Opt. Express15(11), 7038–7046 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Paulus, G. G.

Piper, J. A.

Sato, S.

K. Kano, Y. Kozawa, and S. Sato, “Generation of purely single transverse mode vortex beam from a He-Ne laser cavity with a spot-defect mirror,” Int. J. Opt.2012, 359141 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Ito, Y. Kozawa, and S. Sato, “Generation of hollow scalar and vector beams using a spot-defect mirror,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A27(9), 2072–2077 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schuessler, H. A.

Senatsky, .

. Senatsky, J.-F. Bisson, J. Li, A. Shirakawa, M. Thirugnanasambandam, and K.- Ueda, “Laguerre-Gaussian modes selection in diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Opt. Rev.19(4), 201–221 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Senatsky, Y.

J.-F. Bisson, Y. Senatsky, and K.-I. Ueda, “Generation of Laguerre-Gaussian modes in Nd:YAG laser using diffractive optical pumping,” Laser Phys. Lett.2(7), 327–333 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Shirakawa, A.

. Senatsky, J.-F. Bisson, J. Li, A. Shirakawa, M. Thirugnanasambandam, and K.- Ueda, “Laguerre-Gaussian modes selection in diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Opt. Rev.19(4), 201–221 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Simpson, N. B.

K. Dholakia, N. B. Simpson, M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, “Second-harmonic generation and the orbital angular momentum of light,” Phys. Rev. A54(5), R3742–R3745 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Smith, C. P.

Soifer, V. A.

Sokolov, A. V.

Soskin, M. S.

I. V. Basistiy, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, “Optical wavefront dislocations and their properties,” Opt. Commun.119(5-6), 604–612 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Spence, D. J.

Strohaber, J.

Thirugnanasambandam, M.

. Senatsky, J.-F. Bisson, J. Li, A. Shirakawa, M. Thirugnanasambandam, and K.- Ueda, “Laguerre-Gaussian modes selection in diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Opt. Rev.19(4), 201–221 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Tokizane, Y.

Torner, L.

G. Molina-Terriza, J. P. Torres, and L. Torner, “Twisted photons,” Nat. Phys.3(5), 305–310 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Torres, J. P.

G. Molina-Terriza, J. P. Torres, and L. Torner, “Twisted photons,” Nat. Phys.3(5), 305–310 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Toyoda, K.

K. Toyoda, K. Miyamoto, N. Aoki, R. Morita, and T. Omatsu, “Using optical vortex to control the chirality of twisted metal nanostructures,” Nano Lett.12(7), 3645–3649 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Turunen, J.

Ueda, K.-

. Senatsky, J.-F. Bisson, J. Li, A. Shirakawa, M. Thirugnanasambandam, and K.- Ueda, “Laguerre-Gaussian modes selection in diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Opt. Rev.19(4), 201–221 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.-I.

J.-F. Bisson, Y. Senatsky, and K.-I. Ueda, “Generation of Laguerre-Gaussian modes in Nd:YAG laser using diffractive optical pumping,” Laser Phys. Lett.2(7), 327–333 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Vasnetsov, M. V.

I. V. Basistiy, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, “Optical wavefront dislocations and their properties,” Opt. Commun.119(5-6), 604–612 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Wang, H.-T.

Wang, J.

Wang, Q.

White, A. G.

Wichmann, J.

Yamada, M.

Yatagai, T.

Yusufu, T.

Zhang, H.

Zhi, M.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

T. Omatsu, M. Okida, A. J. Lee, and H. M. Pask, “Thermal lensing in a diode-end-pumped continuous-wave self-Raman Nd-doped GdVO4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B108(1), 73–79 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Contemp. Phys. (1)

M. Padgett and L. Allen, “Light with a twist in its tail,” Contemp. Phys.41(5), 275–285 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Int. J. Opt. (1)

K. Kano, Y. Kozawa, and S. Sato, “Generation of purely single transverse mode vortex beam from a He-Ne laser cavity with a spot-defect mirror,” Int. J. Opt.2012, 359141 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Korean Phys. Soc. (1)

J. W. Kim, “High-power laser operation of the first-order Laguerre-Gaussian (LG01) mode in a diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” J. Korean Phys. Soc.61(5), 739–743 (2012).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

System layout.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Power scaling characteristics of the fundamental and Stokes fields as a function of absorbed pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Images (a), (b), (c) showing the spatial profile, fork-interferogram, and spiral interferogram respectively for the fundamental field; and (d), (e), (f) showing the spatial profile, fork, and spiral interferograms respectively for the Stokes field. Note that the images show some distortion and diffraction rings, caused by debris on the optics used to capture each image and slight clipping of the beam within the interferometer.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Images showing (a) clockwise; and (b) anti-clockwise spiral waveform generated at the fundamental wavelength when the cavity length was changed.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Concept diagram showing orbital angular momentum states of participating photons and vibration states before and after a SRS event.

Equations (1)

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l F + l S + l R =2 l ' S + l ' R

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