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Tailored vectorial light fields: flower, spider web and hybrid structures
Author(s): Eileen Otte; Christina Alpmann; Cornelia Denz
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Paper Abstract

We present the realization and analysis of tailored vector fields including polarization singularities. The fields are generated by a holographic method based on an advanced system including a spatial light modulator. We demonstrate our systems capabilities realizing specifically customized vector fields including stationary points of defined polarization in its transverse plane. Subsequently, vectorial flowers and spider webs as well as unique hybrid structures of these are introduced, and embedded singular points are characterized. These sophisticated light fields reveal attractive properties that pave the way to advanced application in e.g. optical micromanipulation. Beyond particle manipulation, they contribute essentially to actual questions in singular optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10252, Optical Manipulation Conference, 102520D (18 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274935
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Eileen Otte, Univ. of Muenster (Germany)
Christina Alpmann, Univ. of Muenster (Germany)
Cornelia Denz, Univ. of Muenster (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10252:
Optical Manipulation Conference
Takashige Omatsu, Editor(s)

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