Abstract

To generate a radially polarized laser beam we designed and fabricated a new Brewster optical element that consists of convex and concave conical prisms. The lateral surface of the convex conical prism was coated with a dielectric multilayer (SiO2 and Ta2O5) to enhance polarization selectivity. By combining two prisms we obtained a conical Brewster prism without beam divergence owing to refraction. A radially polarized TEM01*(RTEM01*) mode laser beam was demonstrated when this prism was used inside a Nd:YAG laser cavity.

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[CrossRef]

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G. Miyaji, N Miyanaga, K. Tsubakimoto, K. Sueda, and K. Ohbayashi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 3855 (2004).
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R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon, and E. Hasman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322 (2000).
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[CrossRef]

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D. Pohl, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 266 (1972).
[CrossRef]

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S. Quabis, R. Dorn, M. Eberler, O. Glöckl, and G. Leuchs, Opt. Commun. 179, 1 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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T. Moser, H. Glur, V. Romano, F. Pigeon, O. Parriaux, M. A. Ahmed, and T. Graf, Appl. Phys. B 80, 707 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Smith, A. V.

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[CrossRef]

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G. Miyaji, N Miyanaga, K. Tsubakimoto, K. Sueda, and K. Ohbayashi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 3855 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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G. Volpe and D. Petrov, Opt. Commun. 237, 89 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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A. V. Nesterov, V. G. Niziev, and V. P. Yakunin, J. Phys. D 32, 2871 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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Zhan, Q.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

T. Moser, H. Glur, V. Romano, F. Pigeon, O. Parriaux, M. A. Ahmed, and T. Graf, Appl. Phys. B 80, 707 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

G. Miyaji, N Miyanaga, K. Tsubakimoto, K. Sueda, and K. Ohbayashi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 3855 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. Pohl, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 266 (1972).
[CrossRef]

R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon, and E. Hasman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

J. Phys. D (1)

A. V. Nesterov, V. G. Niziev, and V. P. Yakunin, J. Phys. D 32, 2871 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

S. Quabis, R. Dorn, M. Eberler, O. Glöckl, and G. Leuchs, Opt. Commun. 179, 1 (2000).
[CrossRef]

G. Volpe and D. Petrov, Opt. Commun. 237, 89 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Proc. IEEE (1)

Y. Mushiake, K. Matsumura, and N. Nakajima, Proc. IEEE 60, 1107 (1972).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Drawing of the conical Brewster prism.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Block diagram of the experimental setup. CBP, conical Brewster prism; LD, laser diode.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured total intensity distribution of the laser beam, (b)–(e) measured intensity distributions after the linear polarizer for the directions indicated by the arrows, (f) schematic representation of the polarization distribution.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Beam intensity profile along the radial direction corresponding to that in Fig. 3(a). The solid curve is the result of fitting to a first-order Hermite–Gaussian mode.

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