Single-transverse higher-order radially polarized beams with multiple rings are selectively generated from a Nd:YAG laser cavity by using a reflectivity-modified and polarization-selective photonic crystal mirror. As predicted by theoretical analysis [A. A. Tovar, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 2705 (1998)], the intensity distribution and propagation characteristics of the higher-order radially polarized beams are expressed by a Laguerre- Gaussian formula.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Mar 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition