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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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.
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