We demonstrate four optical vector beams states using a diffractive optical element interferometer. Such a scheme exhibits passive phase stability, making it suitable for linear and nonlinear optical (super-resolution) microscopy.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy
K. C. Toussaint, S. Park, J. E. Jureller, and N. F. Scherer, "Vector Beam Generation From A Passively Phase Stable Diffractive Optical Element Interferometer," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CME5.
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