Wereporta method that enables dynamic switching of the pulse-to-pulse linear polarization orientation of a high-pulse-rate laser. The implications for laser micromachining, where polarization direction can be important, are also discussed.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: August 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2006
Published: February 2, 2007
Steffen Hahne, Benjamin F. Johnston, and Michael J. Withford, "Pulse-to-pulse polarization-switching method for high-repetition-rate lasers," Appl. Opt. 46, 954-958 (2007)