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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 6 — Mar. 19, 2007
  • pp: 3550–3556

Experimental measurement of longitudinal component in the vicinity of focused radially polarized beam

Bing Hao and James Leger  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 6, pp. 3550-3556 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.003550


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Abstract

Experiments were carried out to study the focusing properties of radially polarized light. By direct recording of the focal pattern in photoresist, the intensity distribution in the vicinity of the beam focus was measured, and the non-propagating longitudinal component (z-component) was clearly demonstrated. Comparison with corresponding theory shows good agreement.

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OCIS Codes
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(210.4770) Optical data storage : Optical recording
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

Citation
Bing Hao and James Leger, "Experimental measurement of longitudinal component in the vicinity of focused radially polarized beam," Opt. Express 15, 3550-3556 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-6-3550


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