Abstract

A 3kW radially polarized beam is generated from a CO2 laser by means of a resonant grating mirror. The design results and spectral characterization of a broadband polarizing mirror are presented as well as the mirror's operation in a CO2 laser resonator. In a long-term experiment a radially polarized beam with a power of 2.7kW was observed for several hours, proving the high stability of this polarizing scheme.

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[CrossRef]

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Graf, Th.

M. Abdou Ahmed, Th. Graf, Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 178 (2006).
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T. Moser, H. Glur, V. Romano, F. Pigeon, O. Parriaux, M. Abdou Ahmed, Th. Graf, Appl. Phys. B: Photophys. Laser Chem. 80, 707 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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Y. Mushiake, K. Matsumura, N. Nakajima, Proc. IEEE 60, 1107 (1972).
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T. Moser, H. Glur, V. Romano, F. Pigeon, O. Parriaux, M. Abdou Ahmed, Th. Graf, Appl. Phys. B: Photophys. Laser Chem. 80, 707 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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I. Moshe, S. Jackel, A. Meir, Y. Lumer, E. Leibush, Opt. Lett. 3, 47 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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A. V. Nesterov, V. G. Niziev, J. Phys. D 32, 1817 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Moser, H. Glur, V. Romano, F. Pigeon, O. Parriaux, M. Abdou Ahmed, Th. Graf, Appl. Phys. B: Photophys. Laser Chem. 80, 707 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Pommier, J. C.

Reynaud, S.

Romano, V.

T. Moser, H. Glur, V. Romano, F. Pigeon, O. Parriaux, M. Abdou Ahmed, Th. Graf, Appl. Phys. B: Photophys. Laser Chem. 80, 707 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Meier, H. Glur, E. Wyss, T. Feurer, V. RomanoProc. SPIE 6065, 313 (2005).

Sychugov, V. A.

O. Parriaux, V. A. Sychugov, A. V. Tishchenko, Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Tidwell, S. C.

Tishchenko, A. V.

O. Parriaux, V. A. Sychugov, A. V. Tishchenko, Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Tonchev, S.

Verstuyft, S.

Wyss, E.

M. Meier, H. Glur, E. Wyss, T. Feurer, V. RomanoProc. SPIE 6065, 313 (2005).

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B: Photophys. Laser Chem. (1)

T. Moser, H. Glur, V. Romano, F. Pigeon, O. Parriaux, M. Abdou Ahmed, Th. Graf, Appl. Phys. B: Photophys. Laser Chem. 80, 707 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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

J. Phys. D (1)

A. V. Nesterov, V. G. Niziev, J. Phys. D 32, 1817 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Abdou Ahmed, Th. Graf, Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 178 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Acta (1)

L. C. Boten, M. S. Graig, R. C. Mcphedran, J. L. Adams, J. R. Andrewartha, Opt. Acta 28, 413 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

R. M. A. Azzam, Opt. Commun. 20, 405 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

I. Moshe, S. Jackel, A. Meir, Y. Lumer, E. Leibush, Opt. Lett. 3, 47 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Proc. IEEE (1)

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

Proc. SPIE (1)

M. Meier, H. Glur, E. Wyss, T. Feurer, V. RomanoProc. SPIE 6065, 313 (2005).

Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

O. Parriaux, V. A. Sychugov, A. V. Tishchenko, Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 453 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

F. Keilmann, in Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Laser Beam and Optics Characterization, A. Giesen and M. Morin, eds. (VDI-Verlag, 1997), pp. 365–372.

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Fig. 1

Calculated leaky modes of the multilayer waveguide with a 200 nm groove depth grating coupler under normal incidence at 10.6 μ m wavelength.

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Fig. 2

Radial and azimuthal calculated (dashed and straight lines) and measured (open triangles and open circles) reflectivities versus the wavelength for the 6500 nm period and 200 nm groove depth grating at normal incidence. Inset, 3D picture of the polarizing mirror.

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Fig. 3

CO 2 laser resonator used for the generation of the radially polarized beam.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Burn-in of the doughnut CO 2 laser beam into a plexiglas cube.

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Fig. 5

Measured polarization distribution over the beam cross section. The arrows show the polarization direction through the lasnix apparatus at different positions over the beam cross section.

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Table 1 Calculated Leaky Mode Effective Indices

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