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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: C224–C230

Engineering of the space-variant linear polarization of vortex-beams in biaxially induced crystals

Tatyana A. Fadeyeva, Constantin N. Alexeyev, Pavel M. Anischenko, and Alexander V. Volyar  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 10, pp. C224-C230 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.00C224


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Abstract

We considered the propagation of Bessel beams through the biaxially induced birefringent crystal implemented by the mechanical torsion of the uniaxial crystal around its optical axis. Analyzing the solutions to the wave equation in the form of eigenmodes, we found that the system enables us to convert the beams with a uniform distribution of the linear polarization at the beam cross section into radially, azimuthally, and spirally polarized beams. Moreover, we revealed that the above system permits us to convert the beams with the space-variant linear polarization in accordance with the rule ss+1, where s is the topological index of the centered polarization singularity.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2012
Published: March 30, 2012

Citation
Tatyana A. Fadeyeva, Constantin N. Alexeyev, Pavel M. Anischenko, and Alexander V. Volyar, "Engineering of the space-variant linear polarization of vortex-beams in biaxially induced crystals," Appl. Opt. 51, C224-C230 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-10-C224


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