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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2556–2560

Array of polarization singularities in interference of three waves

Renlong Yu, Yu Xin, Qi Zhao, Yanru Chen, and Qian Song  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 30, Issue 12, pp. 2556-2560 (2013)

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In this paper, we show that arrayed polarization singularities (PSs) can be generated by interference of three polarized waves. An experimental setup was proposed and used to produce one of the available types of array structures. We then analytically identified factors that control the structures of these arrays and classified all the structures into three types. Simulation results were used to assist this analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2013
Published: November 14, 2013

Renlong Yu, Yu Xin, Qi Zhao, Yanru Chen, and Qian Song, "Array of polarization singularities in interference of three waves," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 2556-2560 (2013)

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