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Abstract: We present the first handedness control of an optical vortex output from a vortex-pumped optical parametric oscillator. The handedness of the optical vortex was identical to that of the pump vortex beam. Over 2 mJ, 2-μm optical vortex with a topological charge of ± 1 was achieved. We found that the handedness of a fractional vortex with a half integer topological charge can also be selectively controlled.

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K. Shigematsu, Y. Toda, K. Yamane, and R. Morita, “Orbital angular momentum spectral dynamics of GaN excitons excited by optical vortices,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.52(2), 08JL08 (2013).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2012 (2)

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), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2011 (4)

K. Miyamoto, S. Miyagi, M. Yamada, K. Furuki, N. Aoki, M. Okida, and T. Omatsu, “Optical vortex pumped mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Express19(13), 12220–12226 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

K. Kano, Y. Kozawa, and S. Sato, “Generation of a purely single transverse mode vortex beam from a He-Ne laser cavity with a spot-defect mirror,” Int. J. Opt.2012, 359141 (2011).

A. M. Yao and M. J. Padgett, “Orbital angular momentum: origins, behavior and applications,” Adv. Opt. Photon3(2), 161–204 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (2)

2009 (2)

Y. Ueno, Y. Toda, S. Adachi, R. Morita, and T. Tawara, “Coherent transfer of orbital angular momentum to excitons by optical four-wave mixing,” Opt. Express17(22), 20567–20574 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. P. Chard, P. C. Shardlow, and M. J. Damzen, “High-power non-astigmatic TEM00 and vortex mode generation in a compact bounce laser design,” Appl. Phys. B97(2), 275–280 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (2)

2007 (4)

2005 (1)

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

2004 (3)

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]

S. S. R. Oemrawsingh, J. A. W. van Houwelingen, E. R. Eliel, J. P. Woerdman, E. J. K. Verstegen, J. G. Kloosterboer, and G. W. ’t Hooft, “Production and characterization of spiral phase plates for optical wavelengths,” Appl. Opt.43(3), 688–694 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Padgett, J. Courtial, and L. Allen, “Light’s orbital angular momentum,” Phys. Today57(5), 35–40 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

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

2002 (1)

D. P. Caetano, M. P. Almeida, P. H. Souto Ribeiro, J. Huguenin, B. Coutinho dos Santos, and A. Khoury, “Conservation of orbital angular momentum in stimulated down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A66(4), 041801 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

Y. F. Chen and Y. P. Lan, “Dynamics of the Laguerre Gaussian TEM*0,l mode in a solid-state laser,” Phys. Rev. A63(6), 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(1–6), 115–121 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (2)

J. Courtial, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Second-harmonic generation and the conservation of orbital angular momentum with high-order Laguerre-Gaussian modes,” Phys. Rev. A56(5), 4193–4196 (1997).
[CrossRef]

T. Kuga, Y. Torii, N. Shiokawa, T. Hirano, Y. Shimizu, and H. Sasada, “Novel optical trap of atoms with a doughnut beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett.78(25), 4713–4716 (1997).
[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]

1993 (1)

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

1992 (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. A45(11), 8185–8189 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1991 (1)

K. Kato, “Parametric oscillation at 3.2 µm in KTP pumped at 1.064 µm,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.27(5), 1137–1140 (1991).
[CrossRef]

’t Hooft, G. W.

Adachi, S.

Allen, L.

M. Padgett, J. Courtial, and L. Allen, “Light’s orbital angular momentum,” Phys. Today57(5), 35–40 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Courtial, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Second-harmonic generation and the conservation of orbital angular momentum with high-order Laguerre-Gaussian modes,” Phys. Rev. A56(5), 4193–4196 (1997).
[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]

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. A45(11), 8185–8189 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Almeida, M. P.

D. P. Caetano, M. P. Almeida, P. H. Souto Ribeiro, J. Huguenin, B. Coutinho dos Santos, and A. Khoury, “Conservation of orbital angular momentum in stimulated down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A66(4), 041801 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Aoki, N.

Bai, B.

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. A45(11), 8185–8189 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bisson, J.-F.

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

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]

Caetano, D. P.

D. P. Caetano, M. P. Almeida, P. H. Souto Ribeiro, J. Huguenin, B. Coutinho dos Santos, and A. Khoury, “Conservation of orbital angular momentum in stimulated down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A66(4), 041801 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Chard, S. P.

S. P. Chard, P. C. Shardlow, and M. J. Damzen, “High-power non-astigmatic TEM00 and vortex mode generation in a compact bounce laser design,” Appl. Phys. B97(2), 275–280 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y. F.

Y. F. Chen and Y. P. Lan, “Dynamics of the Laguerre Gaussian TEM*0,l mode in a solid-state laser,” Phys. Rev. A63(6), 063807 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chujo, K.

Clarkson, W. A.

Courtial, J.

M. Padgett, J. Courtial, and L. Allen, “Light’s orbital angular momentum,” Phys. Today57(5), 35–40 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Courtial, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Second-harmonic generation and the conservation of orbital angular momentum with high-order Laguerre-Gaussian modes,” Phys. Rev. A56(5), 4193–4196 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Coutinho dos Santos, B.

D. P. Caetano, M. P. Almeida, P. H. Souto Ribeiro, J. Huguenin, B. Coutinho dos Santos, and A. Khoury, “Conservation of orbital angular momentum in stimulated down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A66(4), 041801 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Damzen, M. J.

S. P. Chard, P. C. Shardlow, and M. J. Damzen, “High-power non-astigmatic TEM00 and vortex mode generation in a compact bounce laser design,” Appl. Phys. B97(2), 275–280 (2009).
[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(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]

Dholakia, K.

J. Courtial, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Second-harmonic generation and the conservation of orbital angular momentum with high-order Laguerre-Gaussian modes,” Phys. Rev. A56(5), 4193–4196 (1997).
[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]

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]

Eliel, E. R.

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]

Furuki, K.

Ghai, D. P.

D. P. Ghai, P. Senthilkumaran, and R. S. Sirohi, “Shearograms of an optical phase singularity,” Opt. Commun.281(6), 1315–1322 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Grier, D. G.

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

Hamazaki, J.

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.

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]

Hirano, T.

T. Kuga, Y. Torii, N. Shiokawa, T. Hirano, Y. Shimizu, and H. Sasada, “Novel optical trap of atoms with a doughnut beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett.78(25), 4713–4716 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Huguenin, J.

D. P. Caetano, M. P. Almeida, P. H. Souto Ribeiro, J. Huguenin, B. Coutinho dos Santos, and A. Khoury, “Conservation of orbital angular momentum in stimulated down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A66(4), 041801 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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]

Indebetouw, G.

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

Ito, H.

Itoh, M.

Kano, K.

K. Kano, Y. Kozawa, and S. Sato, “Generation of a purely single transverse mode vortex beam from a He-Ne laser cavity with a spot-defect mirror,” Int. J. Opt.2012, 359141 (2011).

Karvinen, P.

Kato, K.

K. Kato, “Parametric oscillation at 3.2 µm in KTP pumped at 1.064 µm,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.27(5), 1137–1140 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Khoury, A.

D. P. Caetano, M. P. Almeida, P. H. Souto Ribeiro, J. Huguenin, B. Coutinho dos Santos, and A. Khoury, “Conservation of orbital angular momentum in stimulated down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A66(4), 041801 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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.

Kloosterboer, J. G.

Kobayashi, Y.

Konishi, K.

Kozawa, Y.

K. Kano, Y. Kozawa, and S. Sato, “Generation of a purely single transverse mode vortex beam from a He-Ne laser cavity with a spot-defect mirror,” Int. J. Opt.2012, 359141 (2011).

Kuga, T.

T. Kuga, Y. Torii, N. Shiokawa, T. Hirano, Y. Shimizu, and H. Sasada, “Novel optical trap of atoms with a doughnut beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett.78(25), 4713–4716 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kuwata-Gonokami, M.

Lan, Y. P.

Y. F. Chen and Y. P. Lan, “Dynamics of the Laguerre Gaussian TEM*0,l mode in a solid-state laser,” Phys. Rev. A63(6), 063807 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lee, A. J.

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]

Meng, X.

Miyagi, S.

Miyamoto, K.

Morita, R.

K. Toyoda, F. Takahashi, S. Takizawa, Y. Tokizane, K. Miyamoto, R. Morita, and T. Omatsu, “Transfer of light helicity to nanostructures,” Phys. Rev. Lett.110(14), 143603 (2013).
[CrossRef]

K. Shigematsu, Y. Toda, K. Yamane, and R. Morita, “Orbital angular momentum spectral dynamics of GaN excitons excited by optical vortices,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.52(2), 08JL08 (2013).
[CrossRef]

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), doi:.
[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]

J. Hamazaki, R. Morita, K. Chujo, Y. Kobayashi, S. Tanda, and T. Omatsu, “Optical-vortex laser ablation,” Opt. Express18(3), 2144–2151 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Ueno, Y. Toda, S. Adachi, R. Morita, and T. Tawara, “Coherent transfer of orbital angular momentum to excitons by optical four-wave mixing,” Opt. Express17(22), 20567–20574 (2009).
[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]

Oemrawsingh, S. S. R.

Okida, M.

Omatsu, T.

A. J. Lee, T. Omatsu, and H. M. Pask, “Direct generation of a first-Stokes vortex laser beam from a self-Raman laser,” Opt. Express21(10), 12401–12409 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Toyoda, F. Takahashi, S. Takizawa, Y. Tokizane, K. Miyamoto, R. Morita, and T. Omatsu, “Transfer of light helicity to nanostructures,” Phys. Rev. Lett.110(14), 143603 (2013).
[CrossRef]

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), doi:.
[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]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setups for an optical parametric oscillator pumped by a 1-μm optical vortex beam and the wavefront measurement using a transmission grating with low spatial frequency.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spatial form, and (b) self-interference fringes of the right-handed pump beam. (c) Spatial form, (d) self-interference fringes, and (e) simulated fringes of the signal output obtained with right-handed pumping. (f) Spatial form, and (g) self-interference fringes of the left-handed pump beam. (h) Spatial form, (i) self-interference fringes, and (j) simulated fringes of the signal output with left-handed pumping.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spatial forms of the signal output in a nearly plane-parallel cavity configuration. (a) Spatial form and (b) interferometric fringes of the signal output with right-handed pumping. (c) Spatial form and (d) interferometric fringes of the signal output with left-handed pumping. (e)-(h) Simulated spatial forms and self-interference fringes of the signal output.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Signal output energy as a function of pump energy.

Equations (6)

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η=| ( E p m ) E s n rdrdϕ | E p m | 2 rdrdϕ | E s n | 2 rdrdϕ |
E p m = ( r ω p ) m exp( r 2 ω p 2 ) e imϕ
E s n = ( r ω s ) n exp( r 2 ω s 2 ) e inϕ
η={ 4 ω p 2 ω s 2 ( ω p 2 + ω s 2 ) 2 m=n 0mn
E s n =exp( r 2 ω s 2 )+ ( r ω s ) n exp( r 2 ω s 2 ) e inϕ
η={ 4 ω p 2 ω s 2 3 ( ω p 2 + ω s 2 ) 2 m=n 0mn

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