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Complex light fields for polarimetry, microscopy, and fundamental science (Conference Presentation)

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Since (at least) a quarter of a century researchers are fascinated by light that carries orbital angular momentum. At Glasgow we routinely use a variety of techniques to imprint structure in the spatial amplitude, phase and polarization of a light beam, aiming to study the interaction with atomic vapours. In this presentation however, I will concentrate on the light fields themselves, and in particular on the strong correlations between the polarisation and spatial degree of freedom. We quantify these correlations via concurrence measurements, investigate their use for enhanced focussing, and employ them in a single-shot broad band polarimeter.

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Date Published: 13 March 2019
Proc. SPIE 10935, Complex Light and Optical Forces XIII, 109350Z (13 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2511740
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Sonja Franke-Arnold, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Adam Selyem, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10935:
Complex Light and Optical Forces XIII
Jesper Glückstad; David L. Andrews; Enrique J. Galvez, Editor(s)

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