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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 10775–10776

Focus Issue: Unconventional Polarization States of Light

Thomas G. Brown and Qiwen Zhan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 10775-10776 (2010)

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The polarization of light plays an important role in optical science and engineering. While most textbook treatments of light assume beams of spatially homogeneous polarization, there is an increasing interest in beams with spatially inhomogeneous state of polarizations. New effects and phenomena have been predicted and observed for light beams with these unconventional polarization states. To capture the latest development in this important emerging field of optics, it is our pleasure to introduce you the Optics Express Focus Issue on the Unconventional Polarization States of Light, with special attention to innovative work being done with radial polarizations, azimuthal polarizations, and other types of polarization vortices and spatially engineered polarizations.

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Original Manuscript: May 5, 2010
Published: May 10, 2010

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Unconventional Polarization States of Light (2010) Optics Express

Thomas Brown and Qiwen Zhan, "Introduction: Unconventional Polarization States of Light Focus Issue," Opt. Express 18, 10775-10776 (2010)

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