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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2005
  • pp: 984–991

Simple interferometric technique for generation of a radially polarized light beam

Nicolas Passilly, Renaud de Saint Denis, Kamel Aït-Ameur, François Treussart, Rolland Hierle, and Jean-François Roch  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 984-991 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.22.000984


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Abstract

We present a theoretical and experimental investigation of an interferometric technique for converting a linearly polarized Gaussian beam into a radially polarized doughnut beam. The experimental setup accomplishes the coherent summation of two orthogonally polarized TEM_01 and TEM_10 beams that are obtained from the transformation of a TEM_00 beam by use of a simple binary diffractive optical element. We have shown that the degree of radial polarization is maximum at a given distance from the interferometer output port that depends on the diameter of the incident beam at the interferometer input port.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Nicolas Passilly, Renaud de Saint Denis, Kamel Aït-Ameur, François Treussart, Rolland Hierle, and Jean-François Roch, "Simple interferometric technique for generation of a radially polarized light beam," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 984-991 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-22-5-984


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