An illumination system which has a polarization vortex in its point spread function produces interesting effects in imaging. We discuss experiment and theory directed to the incoherent superposition of polarization vortices.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
T. G. Brown, "Polarization Vortices and Partial Coherence," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper FThP2.