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Theory of nonuniform-polarization laser radiation
Author(s): A. L. Sokolov
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Paper Abstract

The theory of non-uniform-polarization waves (PNW) reviews. It is shown, that sources of these waves are environments with variable anisotropy and optical surfaces of arbitrary radii of curvature and general property of PNW is intimate connection between polarization and amplitude-phase characteristics. The method of polarization-wave matrixes is represented. PNW are described by a set of transverse Hermite-Gaussian modes with varies polarization and intensities. This method is used for calculation of polarization aberrations -- amplitude-phase distortions, which are different for orthogonal components of the electric field. PNW in the ring laser are considered. Properties and forming of radial-polarized beams, which are useful for increasing of efficiency of an interaction of laser radiation with a material, are investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4316, International Conference on Lasers for Measurements and Information Transfer, (27 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407666
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A. L. Sokolov, Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4316:
International Conference on Lasers for Measurements and Information Transfer
Vadim E. Privalov, Editor(s)

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