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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 1998
  • pp: 540–545

Phase Compensation of Azimuthally Polarized J1 Bessel-Gaussian Laser Beams

Anthony A. Tovar  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 540-545 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.000540


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Abstract

As other semiconductor lasers, concentric-circle-grating, surface-emitting lasers are compact, light, and efficient. However, unlike other semiconductor lasers, they emit high-power, low-divergence azimuthally polarized J1 Bessel–Gaussian beams. Because of their azimuthal polarization, they have a null at the center of the beam that makes them undesirable for certain applications. Binary phase compensation, a lossless technique previously used to improve the far-field profile of linearly polarized Hermite–Gaussian beams, is adapted to these azimuthally polarized beams to rid them of their axial nulls and improve their beam profile.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

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Anthony A. Tovar, "Phase Compensation of Azimuthally Polarized J1 Bessel-Gaussian Laser Beams," Appl. Opt. 37, 540-545 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-3-540


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