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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3272–3274

Multilayer polarizing grating mirror used for the generation of radial polarization in Yb:YAG thin-disk lasers

Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Andreas Voss, Moritz M. Vogel, and Thomas Graf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 22, pp. 3272-3274 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003272


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Abstract

The design, fabrication and characterization of a multilayer polarizing grating mirror developed for an Yb:YAG thin-disk laser resonator are reported. The potential of the proposed solution is discussed together with the first demonstration of a radially polarized Yb:YAG thin-disk laser.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: August 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2007
Published: November 2, 2007

Citation
Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Andreas Voss, Moritz M. Vogel, and Thomas Graf, "Multilayer polarizing grating mirror used for the generation of radial polarization in Yb:YAG thin-disk lasers," Opt. Lett. 32, 3272-3274 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-22-3272


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