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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2003
  • pp: 807–809

Production of radially or azimuthally polarized beams in solid-state lasers and the elimination of thermally induced birefringence effects

Inon Moshe, Steven Jackel, and Avi Meir  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 10, pp. 807-809 (2003)

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Production and amplification of radially and azimuthally (tangentially) polarized laser beams are demonstrated. Based on the different focusing between radially and tangentially polarized light in thermally stressed isotropic laser rods, Nd:YAG laser oscillators were developed to produce low-loss stable oscillation in a single polarization. Pure radially polarized light at 70 W with M2=2 and on-axis impure radially polarized light at 150 W with M2=2.5 were achieved. The radially polarized beams were then amplified while good beam quality and polarization purity were retained. Complete elimination of thermal-birefringence-induced aberrations was demonstrated. This should allow much better beam quality from rod-based high-power lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators

Inon Moshe, Steven Jackel, and Avi Meir, "Production of radially or azimuthally polarized beams in solid-state lasers and the elimination of thermally induced birefringence effects," Opt. Lett. 28, 807-809 (2003)

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