Abstract

We consider the basic properties and features of beams with a defined type of polarization symmetry, in particular beams formed by Laguerre–Gauss modes of the second-order. On the whole the polarization structure of such beams does not have a certain polarization state. We have shown the approach to such beams’ formation with the use of cube-corner reflectors, with the faces having a special dielectric interference coating.

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