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Full Poincaré beams obtained by means of uniaxial crystals
Author(s): Juan Carlos G. de Sande; Massimo Santarsiero; Gemma Piquero
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Paper Abstract

The generation of non-uniformly totally polarized beams and the study of their applications is a subject of increasing interest in the last years. A particular class of beams of this kind are the so-called full Poincaré beams, which have the property of presenting all possible polarization states across their transverse section. Here we present a simple and easy way to obtain a beam endowed with such property. The method is based on the use of an initially linearly polarized beam that propagates along the optic axis of a uniaxial crystal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10453, Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 1045323 (22 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275812
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Juan Carlos G. de Sande, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Massimo Santarsiero, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tre (Italy)
Gemma Piquero, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10453:
Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe P. C. M. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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