Applied Physics B

, Volume 80, Issue 6, pp 707–713

Polarization-selective grating mirrors used in the generation of radial polarization

  • T. Moser
  • H. Glur
  • V. Romano
  • F. Pigeon
  • O. Parriaux
  • M. A. Ahmed
  • T. Graf
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-005-1794-5

Cite this article as:
Moser, T., Glur, H., Romano, V. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2005) 80: 707. doi:10.1007/s00340-005-1794-5

Abstract

Two novel methods to control the polarization of laser radiation are presented. The discrimination between different polarization distributions isperformed with a corrugation grating in the top high-index layer of a multilayer mirror, which couples the undesired polarization into a lossy waveguidemode of the multilayer. The generation of radially polarized radiation in a laser resonator is presented as a practical verification of the principle.

PACS

42.25.Lc42.25.Ja42.79.Fm

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Moser
    • 1
  • H. Glur
    • 1
  • V. Romano
    • 1
  • F. Pigeon
    • 2
  • O. Parriaux
    • 2
  • M. A. Ahmed
    • 3
  • T. Graf
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Laboratoire TSIUniversité Jean MonnetSaint-EtienneFrance
  3. 3.Institut für StrahlwerkzeugeUniversität of StuttgartStuttgartGermany