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International Quantum Electronics Conference
San Francisco, California United States
May 16, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Near-Field and Fundamental Optics (IWG)

Radial polarization minimizes focal spot size

Susanne Quabis, Ralf Dorn, Jochen Müller, Geoffrey Kihara. Rurimo, and Gerd Leuchs

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/IQEC.2004.IWG3


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate that a radially polarized beam can be focused to a spot size significantly smaller than for linear polarization and that the longitudinal field component arising at focus best coupled to small particles.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Citation
S. Quabis, R. Dorn, J. Müller, G. K. Rurimo, and G. Leuchs, "Radial polarization minimizes focal spot size," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper IWG3.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=IQEC-2004-IWG3

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