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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 10786–10795

A new type of vector fields with hybrid states of polarization

Xi-Lin Wang, Yongnan Li, Jing Chen, Cheng-Shan Guo, Jianping Ding, and Hui-Tian Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 10786-10795 (2010)

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We present an idea based on Poincaré sphere and demonstrate the creation of a new type of vector fields, which have hybrid states of polarization. Such a type of hybridly polarized vector fields have completely different property from the reported scalar and vector fields. The novel vector fields are anticipated to result in new effects, phenomena, and applications.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

Original Manuscript: February 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 12, 2010
Published: May 10, 2010

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Hui-Tian Wang, Xi-Lin Wang, Yongnan Li, Jing Chen, Cheng-Shan Guo, and Jianping Ding, "A new type of vector fields with hybrid states of polarization," Opt. Express 18, 10786-10795 (2010)

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