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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 520–523

Characterization of tightly focused partially coherent radially polarized vortex beams

Lina Guo, Zhilie Tang, Chongqing Liang, and Zhiliang Tan  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 8, Issue 5, pp. 520-523 (2010)

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Tight focusing properties of partially coherent radially polarized vortex beams are studied based on vectorial Debye theory. We focus on the focal properties including the intensity and the partially coherent and polarized properties of such partially coherent vortex beams through a high numerical aperture objective. It is found that the source coherence length and the maximal numerical aperture angle have direct influence on the focal intensity, as well as coherence and polarization properties. This research is important in optical micromanipulation and beam shaping.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

Lina Guo, Zhilie Tang, Chongqing Liang, and Zhiliang Tan, "Characterization of tightly focused partially coherent radially polarized vortex beams," Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 520-523 (2010)

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