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Polarization manipulation of radially polarized beams
Author(s): Ignacio Moreno; Jorge Albero; Jeffrey A. Davis; Don M. Cottrell; Johnathan B. Cushing
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Paper Abstract

We used patterned radial polarizers to easily generate and detect radially polarized beams. We then showed how to spatially manipulate the two-dimensional polarization mapping provided by a radial polarizer using different waveplate systems to obtain new two-dimensional polarization states. One system is particularly useful, since it converts the radial polarized beam into the azimuthally polarized beam. The transformed beams were analyzed using linear, circular, and radial polarizers. The Jones matrix formalism was applied for the theoretical analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(12) 128003 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.12.128003
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Ignacio Moreno, Univ. Miguel Hernández de Elche (Spain)
Jorge Albero, Univ. Miguel Hernández de Elche (Spain)
Jeffrey A. Davis, San Diego State Univ. (United States)
Don M. Cottrell, San Diego State Univ. (United States)
Johnathan B. Cushing, San Diego State Univ. (United States)

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