Applied Physics B

, Volume 103, Issue 4, pp 991–999 | Cite as

Generation of multi-axis Laguerre–Gaussian beams from geometric modes of a hemiconfocal cavity

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Abstract

We study the transformation of multi-axis Laguerre–Gaussian beams from optical beams comprising Hermite–Gaussian modes with ray–wave duality. By use of cylindrical lenses, Hermite–Gaussian modes can be transformed into Laguerre–Gaussian modes possessing optical orbital angular momentum. The superposed Hermite–Gaussian modes localized on geometric trajectories are generated from a degenerate hemiconfocal cavity and transformed into multi-axis Laguerre–Gaussian beams. Experimental results of the structured beams are systematically manipulated and in good agreement with theoretical analyses.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. H. Lu
    • 1
  • Y. C. Lin
    • 2
  • Y. F. Chen
    • 2
  • K. F. Huang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNational Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of ElectrophysicsNational Chiao Tung UniversityHsinchuTaiwan

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