1 July 1992 Transporting and focusing radially polarized laser beams
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Optical Engineering, 31(7), (1992). doi:10.1117/12.57684
Abstract
A radially polarized laser beam is useful for applications such as laser particle acceleration. The issues of transporting and focusing (with an axicon) a radially polarized beam that was generated in the laboratory are examined. Problems of preserving the polarization while directing the beam are solved by using a compound 90-deg-fold out-of-plane pair of mirrors. When focused by an axicon, the radially polarized beam produces a diffraction-free Bessel beam. The transverse intensity distribution agrees with theory.
Steven Chase Tidwell, Dennis H. Ford, Wayne D. Kimura, "Transporting and focusing radially polarized laser beams," Optical Engineering 31(7), (1 July 1992). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.57684
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Axicons

Mirrors

Polarization

Bessel beams

Argon ion lasers

Particles

Cameras

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