Laser mirrors with dependence of phase or amplitude of reflected light on polarization under normal light incidence are proposed. Such a mirror is a combination of anisotropic element and dielectric multilayer. A metal grating of small period is suggested to use as an anisotropic element. Results of calculation and experimental testing of polarization-anisotropic mirrors are presented.© (1993) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.