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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22246–22254

The evanescent wavefield part of a cylindrical vector beam

Rui-Pin Chen and Guoqiang Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22246-22254 (2013)

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The evanescent wave of the cylindrical vector field is analyzed using the vector angular spectrum of the electromagnetic beam. Comparison between the contributions of the TE and TM terms of both the propagating and the evanescent waves associated with the cylindrical vector field in free space is demonstrated. The physical pictures of the evanescent wave and the propagating wave are well illustrated from the vectorial structure, which provides a new approach to manipulating laser beams by choosing the states of polarization in the cross-section of the field.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

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Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: June 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2013
Published: September 13, 2013

Rui-Pin Chen and Guoqiang Li, "The evanescent wavefield part of a cylindrical vector beam," Opt. Express 21, 22246-22254 (2013)

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