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Hybrid vector beam generation
Author(s): Giovanni Milione; Stefan Evans; Robert R. Alfano
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Paper Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate the generation of a class of spatially variant polarization beams called hybrid vector beams. Hybrid vector beams have cylindrically symmetric amplitude and a spatially varying degree of polarization ellipticity in their transverse profile about the beam axes, varying from linear to elliptical to circular every 45 degrees. We describe a method for the generation of various hybrid vector beam polarizations based on the transformation of various cylindrical vector beams using conventional wave plates. The Stokes parameters for the overall polarization of each hybrid vector beam generated are experimentally measured and mapped numerically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7950, Complex Light and Optical Forces V, 79500Z (16 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.875205
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Giovanni Milione, The City College of New York (United States)
Stefan Evans, The City College of New York (United States)
Robert R. Alfano, The City College of New York (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7950:
Complex Light and Optical Forces V
David L. Andrews; Enrique J. Galvez; Jesper Glückstad, Editor(s)

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