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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1999
  • pp: 6887–6891

Design of polarization-selective diffractive phase elements in a laser cavity

Juan Liu, Ben-Yuan Gu, and Guo-Zhen Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 33, pp. 6887-6891 (1999)

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We report a new design for a polarization-selective laser cavity with birefringent diffractive phase elements. This laser cavity can create two modes with different polarizations and profiles launched separately from two end mirrors. The numerical simulation results show that the constructed laser cavity can successfully generate two orthogonal polarization modes with a uniform circular shaped pattern output from one end mirror and a uniform square-shaped pattern output from another end mirror.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

Original Manuscript: March 19, 1999
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 1999
Published: November 20, 1999

Juan Liu, Ben-Yuan Gu, and Guo-Zhen Yang, "Design of polarization-selective diffractive phase elements in a laser cavity," Appl. Opt. 38, 6887-6891 (1999)

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