Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the first observation of Ince–Gaussian modes directly generated in a stable resonator. By slightly breaking the symmetry of the cavity of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser and its pump beam configuration we were able to generate single high-order Ince–Gaussian modes of high quality. The observed transverse modes have an inherent elliptic structure and exhibit remarkable agreement with theoretical predictions.

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A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986).

F. M. Arscott, Periodic Differential Equations (Pergamon, Oxford, 1964).

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