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Radially polarized Yb:YAG thin-disc laser
Author(s): Marwan Abdou Ahmed; Moritz M. Vogel; Armin Austerschulte; Frank Sterns; Andreas Voss; Thomas Schoder; Monica Ubl; Marcus Pritschow; Thomas Graf
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Paper 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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Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6998, Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III, 69980H (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780230
Show Author Affiliations
Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Moritz M. Vogel, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Armin Austerschulte, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Frank Sterns, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Andreas Voss, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Thomas Schoder, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Monica Ubl, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Marcus Pritschow, Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart (Germany)
Thomas Graf, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6998:
Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III
Jonathan A. Terry; Thomas Graf; Helena Jelínková, Editor(s)

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