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, Moritz M. Vogel, Armin Austerschulte, Frank Sterns, Andreas Voss, Thomas Schoder, Monica Ubl, Marcus Pritschow, 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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