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Twist phase-induced characteristics changes of a radially polarized Gaussian Schell-Model beam in a uniaxial crystal orthogonal to the optical axis
Author(s): Pengfei Cao; Wenyu Fu
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Paper Abstract

Based on the extended Huygens-Fresnel integral formula and unified theory of coherence and polarization, we obtained the cross-spectral density matrix elements for a radially polarized partially coherent twist (RPPCT) beam in a uniaxial crystal. Moreover, compared with free space, we explore numerically the evolution properties of a RPPCT beam in a uniaxial crystal. The calculation results show that the evolution properties of a RPPCT beam in crystals are substantially different from its properties in free space. These properties in crystals are mainly determined by the twist factor and the ratio of extraordinary index to ordinary refractive index. In a uniaxial crystal, the distribution of the intensity of a RPPCT beam all exhibits non-circular symmetry, and these distributions change with twist factor and the ratio of extraordinary index to ordinary refractive index. The twist factor affects their rotation orientation angles, and the ratio of extraordinary index to ordinary refractive index impacts their twisted levels. This novel characteristics can be used for free-space optical communications, particle manipulation and nonlinear optics, where partially coherent beam with controlled profile and twist factor are required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10457, AOPC 2017: Laser Components, Systems, and Applications, 1045709 (24 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2281999
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Pengfei Cao, LongDong Univ. (China)
Wenyu Fu, LongDong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10457:
AOPC 2017: Laser Components, Systems, and Applications
Shibin Jiang; Lijun Wang; Lan Jiang; Long Zhang, Editor(s)

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