16 April 2008 Radially polarized Yb:YAG thin-disc laser
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Abstract
Beams with radial polarization have attracted an increasing interest during the past few years because of their attractive properties. An overview of the different intra- or extra-cavity techniques to generate such beams is given in the present paper. The design, fabrication and characterization of a multilayer polarizing grating mirror developed for an Yb:YAG thin-disc laser resonator are reported. The potential of the proposed solution is discussed together with the first demonstration of a radially polarized Yb:YAG thin-disc laser.
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Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Moritz M. Vogel, Moritz M. Vogel, Armin Austerschulte, Armin Austerschulte, Frank Sterns, Frank Sterns, Andreas Voss, Andreas Voss, Thomas Schoder, Thomas Schoder, Monica Ubl, Monica Ubl, Marcus Pritschow, Marcus Pritschow, Thomas Graf, Thomas Graf, } "Radially polarized Yb:YAG thin-disc laser", Proc. SPIE 6998, Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III, 69980H (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780230; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.780230
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