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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 375–381

Propagation of spectral Stokes singularities of stochastic electromagnetic beams through an astigmatic lens

Hongwei Yan and Baida Lü  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 375-381 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.000375


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Abstract

The dynamic behavior of spectral Stokes singularities (vortices) of stochastic electromagnetic beams propagating through an astigmatic lens is studied based on the spectral Stokes parameters and complex spectral Stokes fields. It is found that there exist S 12 , S 23 , and S 31 spectral Stokes vortices. By suitably varying propagation distance, spatial correlation length, off-axis distance or astigmatic coefficient, the motion, creation, annihilation, and changes in the degree of polarization of S 12 , S 23 , and S 31 vortices, in particular, the inversion of handedness of S 12 vortices may take place. A comparison with the previous work is also made.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 27, 2009
Published: February 2, 2010

Citation
Hongwei Yan and Baida Lü, "Propagation of spectral Stokes singularities of stochastic electromagnetic beams through an astigmatic lens," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 375-381 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-3-375

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