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Related Weblinks and Journal Articles

Laser Modes

Gaussian Beams in an optics course- great paper written by Kiko Galvez of Colgate University that gives all background information on Guassian, HG and LG modes.

An Experiment to observe the intensity and phase structure of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes - paper written by Padgett, Arlt, and Simpson that also provides good background knowledge for laser modes and also explains in depth the theory behind an astigmatic mode converter, which converts HG modes to corresponding LG modes.


Advanced experiment information script: Examination of Laser Modes -written by Padgett that describes the method for interfering two LG modes of equal but opposite azimuthal index by use of a dove prism

Victor Wang
Summer 2006
Laser Teaching Center