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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2005
  • pp: 3063–3065

Generation of a radially polarized laser beam by use of a conical Brewster prism

Yuichi Kozawa and Shunichi Sato  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 22, pp. 3063-3065 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.003063


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Abstract

To generate a radially polarized laser beam we designed and fabricated a new Brewster optical element that consists of convex and concave conical prisms. The lateral surface of the convex conical prism was coated with a dielectric multilayer (SiO2 and Ta2O5) to enhance polarization selectivity. By combining two prisms we obtained a conical Brewster prism without beam divergence owing to refraction. A radially polarized TEM<sub>01</sub>*(R−TEM<sub>01</sub>*) mode laser beam was demonstrated when this prism was used inside a Nd:YAG laser cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(230.5480) Optical devices : Prisms
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

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Yuichi Kozawa and Shunichi Sato, "Generation of a radially polarized laser beam by use of a conical Brewster prism," Opt. Lett. 30, 3063-3065 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-22-3063

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