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Spatially varying polarization singular pattern: degree of coherence
Author(s): Nirmal K. Viswanathan; Samlan C. T.; Rishabh Pandey
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Paper Abstract

Spatially varying polarization modulation with polarization singularities are realized using a birefringent wedge pair (BWP), which is due to coherent superposition of orthogonally polarized beams. We studied the degree of polarization, visibility and the degree of local coherence as a function of spatial coherence using Stokes polarimetric technique in and around the identified polarization singular patterns in the beam cross-section. Through these we illustrate the unification of coherence and polarization.

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Date Published: 10 March 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9379, Complex Light and Optical Forces IX, 93790F (10 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2078100
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Nirmal K. Viswanathan, Univ. of Hyderabad (India)
Samlan C. T., Univ. of Hyderabad (India)
Rishabh Pandey, Univ. of Hyderabad (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9379:
Complex Light and Optical Forces IX
Enrique J. Galvez; Jesper Glückstad; David L. Andrews, Editor(s)

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