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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2443–2445

Generation of a radially polarized laser beam in a single microchip Nd:YVO4 laser

Ming-Dar Wei, Yi-Shen Lai, and Ken-Chia Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 14, pp. 2443-2445 (2013)

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A radially polarized beam was generated in a microchip Nd:YVO4 laser by shaping the pump profile to be a group of focused plane waves, the directions of which are located on a conical surface. The oblique incident pump beam induces thermal lensing combined with birefringence to distinguish the radial ray from the azimuthal ray to achieve radial polarization. The average contrast ratio was 23.6 when the pump power was between 3.06 and 4.27 W.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2013
Published: July 9, 2013

Ming-Dar Wei, Yi-Shen Lai, and Ken-Chia Chang, "Generation of a radially polarized laser beam in a single microchip Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Lett. 38, 2443-2445 (2013)

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