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