A conical refraction (CR) laser based on a separate gain medium (Nd:YVO4) and an intracavity CR element (KGW) was demonstrated. The decoupling of the gain and CR media enabled the laser to produce a well-behaved CR laser beam with excellent quality, while reducing the complexity of the pumping scheme. The proposed laser setup has the potential for power scaling using the efficient diode pumping approach and the properties of the generated CR beam are independent from the laser gain medium.
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Mar 2019|
|Event||Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XXI - San Francisco, United States|
Duration: 2 Feb 2019 → 7 Feb 2019
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- Conical refraction
- Diode-pumped laser
- Nd-doped laser crystals
- Solid-state laser
Akbari, R., Howlader, C., Fedorova, K., Sokolovskii, G., Rafailov, E., Major, A., Kudryashov, A. V., Paxton, A. H., & Ilchenko, V. S. (2019). Conical refraction lasing in a Nd:YVO4 laser with a conerefringent KGW element. Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 10904, [109041Z]. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2508960