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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1099–1104

Tight focusing properties of hybridly polarized vector beams

Kelei Hu, Ziyang Chen, and Jixiong Pu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 6, pp. 1099-1104 (2012)

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We theoretically investigate the tight focusing properties of hybridly polarized vector beams. Some numerical results are obtained to illustrate the intensity, phase, and polarization of tightly focused hybridly polarized vector beams. It is shown that the shape of the focal pattern may change from an elliptical beam to a ring focus with increasing radial index. The phase distribution around the tightly focused ring is shown to be the helical phase profile, indicating that the radial-variant spin angular momentum of hybridly polarized vector beams can be converted into the radial-variant orbital angular momentum.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2012
Published: June 1, 2012

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Kelei Hu, Ziyang Chen, and Jixiong Pu, "Tight focusing properties of hybridly polarized vector beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 1099-1104 (2012)

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