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Manipulation of full Poincaré beams on a hybrid Poincaré sphere
Author(s): Xiaohui Ling; Xunong Yi; Zhiping Dai; Youwen Wang; Liezun Chen
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Paper Abstract

We present a hybrid Poincaré sphere, whose eigenstates are defined as a pair of circularly polarized fundamental-mode Gaussian beam and a Laguerre-Gaussian beam, to describe the so-called full Poincaré beam. We also show that any desired full Poincaré beam over the hybrid Poincaré sphere via modulating the incident polarization state of light and two cascaded half-wave plates. This research provides an alternative way for charactering and manipulating the full Poincaré beam and an effective method to control the polarization state of light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10022, Holography, Diffractive Optics, and Applications VII, 100220X (31 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2245520
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Xiaohui Ling, Hengyang Normal Univ. (China)
Xunong Yi, Hubei Engineering Univ. (China)
Zhiping Dai, Hengyang Normal Univ. (China)
Youwen Wang, Hengyang Normal Univ. (China)
Liezun Chen, Hengyang Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10022:
Holography, Diffractive Optics, and Applications VII
Yunlong Sheng; Chongxiu Yu; Changhe Zhou, Editor(s)

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