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Propagation of a hybrid vector polarization beam in a uniaxial crystal
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Paper Abstract

The propagation of a hybrid vector polarization beam is experimentally investigated in an uniaxial birefringent quartz crystal. The hybrid beam can be expressed as a superposition of two orthogonal linearly polarized Laguerre-Gaussian modes of opposite topological charge. When propagating through the crystal, the beam decomposes into the two orthogonal components traveling along the ordinary and extraordinary rays. Investigation of the beams phase and polarization structure after propagation through the crystal shows a fork fringe pattern arising from interference between the orthogonally polarized components of opposite topological charge.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7613, Complex Light and Optical Forces IV, 76130I (8 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.840769
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G. Milione, The City College of New York (United States)
H. I. Sztul, The City College of New York (United States)
R. R. Alfano, The City College of New York (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7613:
Complex Light and Optical Forces IV
Enrique J. Galvez; David L. Andrews; Jesper Glückstad, Editor(s)

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