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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2008
  • pp: 399–401

Simultaneous generation of helical beams with linear and radial polarization by use of a segmented half-wave plate

Hikaru Kawauchi, Yuichi Kozawa, Shunichi Sato, Takashi Sato, and Shojiro Kawakami  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 4, pp. 399-401 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000399


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Abstract

Simultaneous generation of helical beams with linear and radial polarization is demonstrated by use of a segmented half-wave plate in a Ti:sapphire laser cavity. A linearly polarized Laguerre–Gaussian beam is converted to a radially polarized beam with a spiral phase shift and vice versa. In addition, these two beams coexist in the cavity, and the cavity emits one of these two beams from an output coupler.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: December 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2008
Published: February 14, 2008

Citation
Hikaru Kawauchi, Yuichi Kozawa, Shunichi Sato, Takashi Sato, and Shojiro Kawakami, "Simultaneous generation of helical beams with linear and radial polarization by use of a segmented half-wave plate," Opt. Lett. 33, 399-401 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-4-399


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