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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 10, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-818-7
Spatially Variant Polarization Fields, Polarized Speckle Patterns, Polarized Vortices and Polarization Aberrations II (FThJ)

Polarization Singularities of Focused, Radially Polarized Fields

Robert W. Schoonover and Taco D. Visser

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/FIO.2006.FThJ5


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Abstract

The state of polarization of focused, radially polarized electromagnetic fields is examined. Several types of polarization singularities exist and their relationship is investigated. We demonstrate that polarization singularities can annihilate in a variety of ways.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Citation
R. W. Schoonover and T. D. Visser, "Polarization Singularities of Focused, Radially Polarized Fields," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper FThJ5.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=FiO-2006-FThJ5


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