Abstract

Changes generated by lenslike birefringent elements on the beam-quality parameter of partially polarized beams are investigated. Analytical expressions for the beam-quality gain at the output of such systems are given in terms of the second-order intensity moments of the field. Explicit conditions to improve and optimize the beam-quality parameter after propagation through these birefringent transmittances are also shown.

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Q. Lü, S. Dong, H. Weber, “Analysis of TEM00 laser beam degradation caused by a birefringent Nd:YAG rod,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 27, 777–783 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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1992

1991

1989

M. J. Bastiaans, “Propagation laws for the second-order moments of the Wigner distribution function in first-order optical systems,” Optik (Stuttgart) 82, 173–181 (1989).

1988

1981

1980

1976

Bastiaans, M. J.

M. J. Bastiaans, “Propagation laws for the second-order moments of the Wigner distribution function in first-order optical systems,” Optik (Stuttgart) 82, 173–181 (1989).

Bélanger, P. A.

Byer, R. L.

Dong, S.

Q. Lü, S. Dong, H. Weber, “Analysis of TEM00 laser beam degradation caused by a birefringent Nd:YAG rod,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 27, 777–783 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Eggleston, J. M.

Feldman, B. J.

Gitomer, S. J.

Giuliani, G.

Keren, E.

Lavi, S.

Lü, Q.

Q. Lü, S. Dong, H. Weber, “Analysis of TEM00 laser beam degradation caused by a birefringent Nd:YAG rod,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 27, 777–783 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Marti´nez-Herrero, R.

Meji´as, P. M.

Movilla, J. M.

Park, Y. K.

Piquero, G.

Prochaska, R.

Serna, J.

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, “Binary phase plates cannot improve laser beam quality,” Opt. Lett. 18, 675–677 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. E. Siegman, “New developments in laser resonators,” in Optical Resonators, D. A. Holmes, ed., Proc. SPIE1224, 2–14 (1990).

Weber, H.

Q. Lü, S. Dong, H. Weber, “Analysis of TEM00 laser beam degradation caused by a birefringent Nd:YAG rod,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 27, 777–783 (1995).
[CrossRef]

H. Weber, “Propagation of higher-order intensity moments in quadratic-index media,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 24, 1027–1049 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Quantum Electron.

Q. Lü, S. Dong, H. Weber, “Analysis of TEM00 laser beam degradation caused by a birefringent Nd:YAG rod,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 27, 777–783 (1995).
[CrossRef]

H. Weber, “Propagation of higher-order intensity moments in quadratic-index media,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 24, 1027–1049 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Optik (Stuttgart)

M. J. Bastiaans, “Propagation laws for the second-order moments of the Wigner distribution function in first-order optical systems,” Optik (Stuttgart) 82, 173–181 (1989).

Other

A. E. Siegman, “New developments in laser resonators,” in Optical Resonators, D. A. Holmes, ed., Proc. SPIE1224, 2–14 (1990).

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