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Pancharactnam-Berry phase used for realizing spin-dependent propagation and polarization measurement
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Paper Abstract

Pancharatnam-Berry (PB) phase is known as the geometric phase associated with the polarization transformation of light. In this work, we reveal the PB phase of light generated during the transformation from a single polarization to a spacevariant one. To realize the space-variant polarization transformation, we utilized our early developed approach based on a Sagnac interferometer. The two spin states of the output field contain different PB phases. By tailoring the PB phase, we demonstrate the spin-dependent propagations of light beams. Besides, the PB phase can also be used for measuring the polarization distribution of vector beams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10549, Complex Light and Optical Forces XII, 105491A (22 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2286224
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Sheng Liu, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Peng Li, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Jianlin Zhao, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10549:
Complex Light and Optical Forces XII
Enrique J. Galvez; David L. Andrews; Jesper Glückstad, Editor(s)

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