Abstract

The radially polarized mode is achieved from an active Yb fiber by utilizing of an intracavity converging axicon, where the axicon acts as a TM01 mode selector based on not only its Brewster convex surface but also the distance between its vertex and plane output coupler. The polarization state of the annular laser beam is checked by using a home-made eight-hole aperture. Furthermore, an uncoated plane glass plate is inserted into the cavity, and the reflected beam points to the existence of an annular lasing mode inside the gain fiber. The issues for developing high-power radially polarized fiber lasers also are considered.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the Yb-doped fiber laser. LPF, long-pass filter; LP, linear polarizer; L3, achromatic doublets lens. Other abbreviations defined in text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Intensity distribution of the laser output beam at 400 mW incident pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output spectrum of the Yb fiber laser at 400 mW incident pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Intensity variations of beam segments penetrating through the eight holes on a home-made aperture with θ.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Far-field intensity distribution of the beam reflected by an uncoated plane glass placed.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Intensity variations along two orthogonal line profiles: (a) transverse direction X and (b) vertical direction Y of the reflected beam.

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