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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1824–1826

Radially polarized 3 kW beam from a CO 2 laser with an intracavity resonant grating mirror

Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Joachim Schulz, Andreas Voss, Olivier Parriaux, Jean-Claude Pommier, and Thomas Graf  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 13, pp. 1824-1826 (2007)

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A 3 kW radially polarized beam is generated from a CO 2 laser by means of a resonant grating mirror. The design results and spectral characterization of a broadband polarizing mirror are presented as well as the mirror's operation in a CO 2 laser resonator. In a long-term experiment a radially polarized beam with a power of 2.7 kW was observed for several hours, proving the high stability of this polarizing scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3470) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, carbon dioxide
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2007
Published: June 20, 2007

Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Joachim Schulz, Andreas Voss, Olivier Parriaux, Jean-Claude Pommier, and Thomas Graf, "Radially polarized 3kW beam from a CO2 laser with an intracavity resonant grating mirror," Opt. Lett. 32, 1824-1826 (2007)

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