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Poincare modes of light
Author(s): Enrique J. Galvez; Shreeya Khadka
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Paper Abstract

This article presents a study of Poincare-mode patterns produced by superpositions of high-order Laguerre-Gauss modes in orthogonal polarization eigenstates. We cover the cases of three polarization bases: circular, linear and elliptical. We show that a variety of patterns can be created, many containing polarization singularities and multiple mappings of the Poincaré sphere onto the beam mode.

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Date Published: 13 February 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8274, Complex Light and Optical Forces VI, 82740Y (13 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909469
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Enrique J. Galvez, Colgate Univ. (United States)
Shreeya Khadka, Colgate Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8274:
Complex Light and Optical Forces VI
Enrique J. Galvez; David L. Andrews; Jesper Glückstad; Marat S. Soskin, Editor(s)

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