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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
Joint CLEO/QELS Poster Session I (JTuD)

Arbitrary Focal-Field Polarization Control for Optical Microscopy

Ayman F. Abouraddy and Kimani C. Toussaint

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Abstract

We propose an approach to optical microscopy that enables control over the three-dimensional polarization vector at the focal spot of a high-numerical-aperture lens. The input field is linearly polarized and no polarization optics are required.

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OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Citation
A. F. Abouraddy and K. C. Toussaint, "Arbitrary Focal-Field Polarization Control for Optical Microscopy," 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 JTuD56.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=QELS-2006-JTuD56


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