Abstract

We present a new method of realizing phase plates by phase-volume holography on a photopolymer film. We implement such a component in a diode-pumped Nd:YAG oscillator to control the output spatial beam profile. Flattop super-Gaussian and square-shaped beams are obtained.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diode-pumped Nd:YAG oscillator with an intracavity hologram for spatial mode control.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup for holographic phase-plate recording at 532 nm: λ/2, half-wave plate for the 532-nm wavelength; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; M, plane mirror; L1, L2, lenses.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Calculated phase profiles: (a) phase of the super-Gaussian beam propagating from the output mirror to the hologram location (solid curve) and the approximate spherical phase profile (dashed curve); (b) difference between the two wave fronts; (c) two-dimensional 256 gray-level recorded phase information, including the stretch coefficient and the SLM’s aberration.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental results showing (a) the Gaussian intensity beam profile of a conventional Nd:YAG oscillator and (b), (c) the beam profiles of two different customized Nd:YAG oscillators with an intracavity hologram. (b) flattop super-Gaussian beam profile, (c) square-shaped profile.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Experimental transverse profile of Fig. 4(b) (gray curve) compared with the ideal super-Gaussian (dashed curve) and the theoretical mode of the cavity (solid curve).

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