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.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(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
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)