, Volume 80, Issue 6, pp 707-713
Date: 13 Apr 2005

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

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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.

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This revised version was published online in August 2005 with a corrected cover date.