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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 12 — Dec. 3, 2001
  • pp: 603–609

Polarization state modifications in the propagation of high azimuthal order annular beams

Antonio Lapucci and Marco Ciofini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 12, pp. 603-609 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.9.000603


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Abstract

Using a vector Fresnel diffraction propagator we investigate the far-field distributions obtained from guided annular modes with different polarization states. Furthermore we demonstrate that a pure azimuthal polarization transforms into a mainly radial one in the propagation of annular beams with azimuthal mode number higher than 0. This property could enhance the performance of a laser metal-cutting system based on these kind of beams.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: November 16, 2001
Published: December 3, 2001

Citation
Antonio Lapucci and Marco Ciofini, "Polarization state modifications in the propagation of high azimuthal order annular beams," Opt. Express 9, 603-609 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-9-12-603


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