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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 2010
  • pp: 765–766

Magnetic field distribution of a highly focused radially-polarized light beam: comment

Qiwen Zhan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 765-766 (2010)

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This is a comment in response to the claims made in a recent paper by Zhang and Ding [Opt. Express 17, 22235-22239 (2009)]. The authors claimed that an error has been found in a previous paper [Opt. Express 12, 3377-3382 (2004)] and provided a “guess” of how the Poynting vector was calculated. These claims are incorrect and are based on a misconception.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: November 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2009
Published: January 5, 2010

Qiwen Zhan, "Magnetic field distribution of a highly focused radially-polarized light beam: comment," Opt. Express 18, 765-766 (2010)

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