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CLEO: Science and Innovations
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
Nonlinear and Quantum Science and Measurements Joint Poster Session (JThB)

Methods Towards Achieving Precise Birefringent Focusing

David Schmid, Shiraz Hazrat, Radhika Rangarajan, Onur Hosten, Stephan Quint, and Paul Kwiat  »View Author Affiliations


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We present two independent schemes for the precise focusing of orthogonal polarizations of light at arbitrary relative locations. The first scheme uses a polarization Sagnac interferometer, the second a set of three birefringent elements.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5790) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Sagnac effect
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

D. Schmid, S. Hazrat, R. Rangarajan, O. Hosten, S. Quint, and P. Kwiat, "Methods Towards Achieving Precise Birefringent Focusing," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JThB130.

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