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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 20 — Sep. 28, 2009
  • pp: 18196–18208

Dynamics of linear polarization conversion in uniaxial crystals

Yana Izdebskaya, Etienne Brasselet, Vladlen Shvedov, Anton Desyatnikov, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 20, pp. 18196-18208 (2009)

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We report on the experimental and theoretical investigation of polarization conversion of linearly polarized Gaussian beam propagating in perpendicularly cut homogeneous uniaxial crystals. We derive analytical expressions, in good agreement with experimental data, for power transfer between components at normal incidence accompanied by the generation of a topological quadrupole. We extend the results to the oblique incidence case and confirm experimentally the optimal parameters for generation of a single charge on-axis optical vortex, including spectrally resolved measurements for the white-light beams.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2009
Published: September 24, 2009

Yana Izdebskaya, Etienne Brasselet, Vladlen Shvedov, Anton Desyatnikov, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri Kivshar, "Dynamics of linear polarization conversion in uniaxial crystals," Opt. Express 17, 18196-18208 (2009)

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