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Elliptical analyzer and plurality of light polarization state singularities
Author(s): Piotr Kurzynowski
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Paper Abstract

The paper shows that the localization of a given light polarization state singularity of the optical field is strictly related to the elliptical analyzer properties. There are at least four reasons for such an approach: 1) there is an infinite number of light polarizations state representations; 2) the light polarization state cannot be measured directly; 3) non-measurable polarization state distribution of a light wave can be transformed into a measurable one using an elliptical analyzer; 4) the analyzer’s properties strictly determine the light polarization state representation. As a consequence, in my opinion, one cannot consider the properties of light polarization state singularities regardless of the analyzer’s polarization properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9441, 19th Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 94411Q (5 December 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2176547
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Piotr Kurzynowski, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9441:
19th Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Agnieszka Popiolek-Masajada; Waclaw Urbanczyk, Editor(s)

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