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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 399–403

Demonstration and selection of a single-transverse higher-order-mode beam with radial polarization

Yuichi Kozawa and Shunichi Sato  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 399-403 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.27.000399


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Abstract

Single-transverse higher-order radially polarized beams with multiple rings are selectively generated from a Nd:YAG laser cavity by using a reflectivity-modified and polarization-selective photonic crystal mirror. As predicted by theoretical analysis [ A. A. Tovar, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 2705 (1998) ], the intensity distribution and propagation characteristics of the higher-order radially polarized beams are expressed by a Laguerre–Gaussian formula.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: December 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2010
Published: February 10, 2010

Citation
Yuichi Kozawa and Shunichi Sato, "Demonstration and selection of a single-transverse higher-order-mode beam with radial polarization," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 399-403 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-27-3-399


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