Abstract

A birefringent crystal with a surface curvature ρ provides a radial variation of polarization retardation. One or more such radial birefringent elements in combination with a polarizer form a radial intensity filter (RIF). RIF’s permit the generation of a variety of radial transmittance and reflectance profiles that are useful in resonator and spatial filter applications.

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B. J. Feldman and S. J. Gitomer, "Annular lens soft aperture for high power laser systems," Appl. Opt. 15, 1379–1380 (1976).

1975

U. Ganiel and Y. Silberberg, "Stability of optical resonators with an active medium," Appl. Opt. 14, 306–309 (1975).

A. Yariv and P. Yeh, "Confinement and stability in optical resonators employing mirrors with Gaussian reflectivity tapers," Opt. Commun. 13, 370–374 (1975).

N. G. Vorkhimov, "Selection of axial modes in open resonators," Radio Eng. Electron. Phys. 10, 469 (1975).

1974

L. W. Casperson, "Mode stability of lasers and periodic optical systems," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-10, 629–634 (1974).

1973

A. J. Campillo, J. E. Pearson, S. L. Sharpiro, and N. J. Terrell, Jr., "Fresnel diffraction effects in the design of high power laser systems," Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 85 (1973).

1971

1970

H. Zucker, "Optical resonators with variable reflectivity mirrors," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 49, 2343–2376 (1970).

1966

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1942

Beckers, J. M.

Byer, R. L.

G. Giuliani, Y. K. Park, and R. L. Byer, "The radial birefringent elements and its application to a Nd:YAG resonator," Opt. Lett. 5, 491–493 (1980).

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Campillo, A. J.

A. J. Campillo, J. E. Pearson, S. L. Sharpiro, and N. J. Terrell, Jr., "Fresnel diffraction effects in the design of high power laser systems," Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 85 (1973).

Casperson, L. W.

L. W. Casperson, "Mode stability of lasers and periodic optical systems," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-10, 629–634 (1974).

Feldman, B. J.

Ganiel, U.

Gitomer, S. J.

Giuliani, G.

G. Giuliani, Y. K. Park, and R. L. Byer, "The radial birefringent elements and its application to a Nd:YAG resonator," Opt. Lett. 5, 491–493 (1980).

G. Giuliani, Y. K. Park, and R. L. Byer, "The radial birefringent element and its application to laser resonator design," presented at the Eleventh International Quantum Electronics Conference, Boston, Mass., June 1980.

Jones, R. C.

Kumagei, N.

N. Kumagei, H. Mori, and T. Shiozawa, "Resonant modes in a Fabry-Perot resonator consisting of non-uniform reflectors," Electron. Commun. Jpn. 49, 1 (1966).

Mori, H.

N. Kumagei, H. Mori, and T. Shiozawa, "Resonant modes in a Fabry-Perot resonator consisting of non-uniform reflectors," Electron. Commun. Jpn. 49, 1 (1966).

Park, Y. K.

G. Giuliani, Y. K. Park, and R. L. Byer, "The radial birefringent elements and its application to a Nd:YAG resonator," Opt. Lett. 5, 491–493 (1980).

G. Giuliani, Y. K. Park, and R. L. Byer, "The radial birefringent element and its application to laser resonator design," presented at the Eleventh International Quantum Electronics Conference, Boston, Mass., June 1980.

Pearson, J. E.

A. J. Campillo, J. E. Pearson, S. L. Sharpiro, and N. J. Terrell, Jr., "Fresnel diffraction effects in the design of high power laser systems," Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 85 (1973).

Sharpiro, S. L.

A. J. Campillo, J. E. Pearson, S. L. Sharpiro, and N. J. Terrell, Jr., "Fresnel diffraction effects in the design of high power laser systems," Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 85 (1973).

Shiozawa, T.

N. Kumagei, H. Mori, and T. Shiozawa, "Resonant modes in a Fabry-Perot resonator consisting of non-uniform reflectors," Electron. Commun. Jpn. 49, 1 (1966).

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, "A canonical formulation for analyzing multielement unstable resonators," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12 35 (1976).

A. E. Siegman, An Introduction to Lasers and Masers (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971).

Silberberg, Y.

Terrell, Jr., N. J.

A. J. Campillo, J. E. Pearson, S. L. Sharpiro, and N. J. Terrell, Jr., "Fresnel diffraction effects in the design of high power laser systems," Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 85 (1973).

Vorkhimov, N. G.

N. G. Vorkhimov, "Selection of axial modes in open resonators," Radio Eng. Electron. Phys. 10, 469 (1975).

Yariv, A.

A. Yariv and P. Yeh, "Confinement and stability in optical resonators employing mirrors with Gaussian reflectivity tapers," Opt. Commun. 13, 370–374 (1975).

A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, 2nd ed. (Wiley, New York, 1975).

Yeh, P.

A. Yariv and P. Yeh, "Confinement and stability in optical resonators employing mirrors with Gaussian reflectivity tapers," Opt. Commun. 13, 370–374 (1975).

Zucker, H.

H. Zucker, "Optical resonators with variable reflectivity mirrors," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 49, 2343–2376 (1970).

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

A. J. Campillo, J. E. Pearson, S. L. Sharpiro, and N. J. Terrell, Jr., "Fresnel diffraction effects in the design of high power laser systems," Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 85 (1973).

Bell Syst. Tech. J.

H. Zucker, "Optical resonators with variable reflectivity mirrors," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 49, 2343–2376 (1970).

Electron. Commun. Jpn.

N. Kumagei, H. Mori, and T. Shiozawa, "Resonant modes in a Fabry-Perot resonator consisting of non-uniform reflectors," Electron. Commun. Jpn. 49, 1 (1966).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

A. E. Siegman, "A canonical formulation for analyzing multielement unstable resonators," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12 35 (1976).

L. W. Casperson, "Mode stability of lasers and periodic optical systems," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-10, 629–634 (1974).

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

Opt. Commun.

A. Yariv and P. Yeh, "Confinement and stability in optical resonators employing mirrors with Gaussian reflectivity tapers," Opt. Commun. 13, 370–374 (1975).

Opt. Lett.

Radio Eng. Electron. Phys.

N. G. Vorkhimov, "Selection of axial modes in open resonators," Radio Eng. Electron. Phys. 10, 469 (1975).

Other

A. E. Siegman, An Introduction to Lasers and Masers (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971).

A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, 2nd ed. (Wiley, New York, 1975).

G. Giuliani, Y. K. Park, and R. L. Byer, "The radial birefringent element and its application to laser resonator design," presented at the Eleventh International Quantum Electronics Conference, Boston, Mass., June 1980.

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