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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2627–2631

Polarization eigenstates of an axially symmetric laser beam in a c-cut uniaxial crystal

Peter Muys, Tobias Moser, and T. Feurer  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 10, pp. 2627-2631 (2007)

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The propagation of a circularly symmetric laser beam along the optical axis of a c-cut uniaxial crystal is described through the angular plane wave analysis. We show that radial and azimuthal polarization states appear as polarization eigenstates in a c-cut uniaxial crystal. As a consequence, no cross-talk occurs between these eigenstates during beam propagation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2007
Published: September 18, 2007

Peter Muys, Tobias Moser, and T. Feurer, "Polarization eigenstates of an axially symmetric laser beam in a c-cut uniaxial crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2627-2631 (2007)

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