Abstract

We outline a simple laser cavity comprising an opaque ring and a circular aperture that is capable of producing spatially tuneable laser modes, from a Gaussian beam to a Flat-top beam. The tuneability is achieved by varying the diameter of the aperture and thus requires no realignment of the cavity. We demonstrate this principle using a digital laser with an intra-cavity spatial light modulator, and confirm the predicted properties of the resonator experimentally.

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S. Ngcobo, I. A. Litvin, L. Burger, and A. Forbes, “A digital laser for on-demand laser modes,” Nat. Commun.4, 2289 (2013), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2012 (2)

A. Hasnaoui, T. Godin, E. Cagniot, M. Fromager, A. Forbes, and K. Ait-Ameur, “Selection of a LGp0-shaped fundamental mode in a laser cavity: phase versus amplitude masks,” Opt. Commun.285(24), 5268–5275 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Laskin and V. Laskin, “Imaging techniques with refractive beam shaping optics,” Proc. SPIE8490, 84900J, 84900J-11 (2012), doi:.
[CrossRef]

2010 (1)

2009 (2)

2007 (2)

2004 (1)

M. Gerber and T. Graf, “Generation of super-Gaussian modes in Nd:YAG lasers with a graded-phase mirror,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.40(6), 741–746 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Ait-Ameur, K.

A. Hasnaoui, T. Godin, E. Cagniot, M. Fromager, A. Forbes, and K. Ait-Ameur, “Selection of a LGp0-shaped fundamental mode in a laser cavity: phase versus amplitude masks,” Opt. Commun.285(24), 5268–5275 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Arrizón, V.

Bélanger, P. A.

Burger, L.

S. Ngcobo, I. A. Litvin, L. Burger, and A. Forbes, “A digital laser for on-demand laser modes,” Nat. Commun.4, 2289 (2013), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cagniot, E.

A. Hasnaoui, T. Godin, E. Cagniot, M. Fromager, A. Forbes, and K. Ait-Ameur, “Selection of a LGp0-shaped fundamental mode in a laser cavity: phase versus amplitude masks,” Opt. Commun.285(24), 5268–5275 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Caley, A. J.

Carrada, R.

Chen, D.

Cherezova, T. Y.

Chesnokov, S. S.

Dai, K.

Dainty, J. C.

Forbes, A.

S. Ngcobo, I. A. Litvin, L. Burger, and A. Forbes, “A digital laser for on-demand laser modes,” Nat. Commun.4, 2289 (2013), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Hasnaoui, T. Godin, E. Cagniot, M. Fromager, A. Forbes, and K. Ait-Ameur, “Selection of a LGp0-shaped fundamental mode in a laser cavity: phase versus amplitude masks,” Opt. Commun.285(24), 5268–5275 (2012).
[CrossRef]

I. A. Litvin and A. Forbes, “Intra-cavity flat-top beam generation,” Opt. Express17(18), 15891–15903 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. A. Litvin and A. Forbes, “Gaussian mode selection with intracavity diffractive optics,” Opt. Lett.34(19), 2991–2993 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fromager, M.

A. Hasnaoui, T. Godin, E. Cagniot, M. Fromager, A. Forbes, and K. Ait-Ameur, “Selection of a LGp0-shaped fundamental mode in a laser cavity: phase versus amplitude masks,” Opt. Commun.285(24), 5268–5275 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Gerber, M.

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[CrossRef]

Godin, T.

A. Hasnaoui, T. Godin, E. Cagniot, M. Fromager, A. Forbes, and K. Ait-Ameur, “Selection of a LGp0-shaped fundamental mode in a laser cavity: phase versus amplitude masks,” Opt. Commun.285(24), 5268–5275 (2012).
[CrossRef]

González, L. A.

Graf, T.

M. Gerber and T. Graf, “Generation of super-Gaussian modes in Nd:YAG lasers with a graded-phase mirror,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.40(6), 741–746 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hasnaoui, A.

A. Hasnaoui, T. Godin, E. Cagniot, M. Fromager, A. Forbes, and K. Ait-Ameur, “Selection of a LGp0-shaped fundamental mode in a laser cavity: phase versus amplitude masks,” Opt. Commun.285(24), 5268–5275 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Hasnaoui and K. Ait-Ameur, “Properties of a laser cavity containing an absorbing ring,” Appl. Opt.49(21), 4034–4043 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hoffnagle, J. A.

Jefferson, C. M.

Kaptsov, L. N.

Koryabin, A. V.

Kudryashov, A. V.

Lachance, R. L.

Laskin, A.

A. Laskin and V. Laskin, “Imaging techniques with refractive beam shaping optics,” Proc. SPIE8490, 84900J, 84900J-11 (2012), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Laskin, V.

A. Laskin and V. Laskin, “Imaging techniques with refractive beam shaping optics,” Proc. SPIE8490, 84900J, 84900J-11 (2012), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Leger, J. R.

Litvin, I. A.

Liu, J.

Ngcobo, S.

S. Ngcobo, I. A. Litvin, L. Burger, and A. Forbes, “A digital laser for on-demand laser modes,” Nat. Commun.4, 2289 (2013), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Paré, C.

Ruiz, U.

Samarkin, V. V.

Taghizadeh, M. R.

Thomson, M. J.

Waddie, A. J.

Wang, Z.

Appl. Opt. (5)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Gerber and T. Graf, “Generation of super-Gaussian modes in Nd:YAG lasers with a graded-phase mirror,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.40(6), 741–746 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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

Nat. Commun. (1)

S. Ngcobo, I. A. Litvin, L. Burger, and A. Forbes, “A digital laser for on-demand laser modes,” Nat. Commun.4, 2289 (2013), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Hasnaoui, T. Godin, E. Cagniot, M. Fromager, A. Forbes, and K. Ait-Ameur, “Selection of a LGp0-shaped fundamental mode in a laser cavity: phase versus amplitude masks,” Opt. Commun.285(24), 5268–5275 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Proc. SPIE (1)

A. Laskin and V. Laskin, “Imaging techniques with refractive beam shaping optics,” Proc. SPIE8490, 84900J, 84900J-11 (2012), doi:.
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

F. M. Dickey, S. C. Holswade, and D. L. Shealy, Laser Beam Shaping Applications (Taylor and Francis, 2006).

F. M. Dickey and S. C. Holswade, Laser Beam Shaping, Theory and Techniques (Marcel Dekker, 2000).

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