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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21793–21802

Generation of a radially polarized light beam using internal conical diffraction

C. F. Phelan, J. F. Donegan, and J. G. Lunney  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21793-21802 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.021793


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Abstract

Using a combination of internal conical diffraction and Mach-Zehnder interferometry we have theoretically and experimentally demonstrated an efficient new technique for the conversion of a linearly polarized Gaussian laser beam to one with radial polarization. These methods that can be adapted to yield either ring-shaped or first order Bessel beams which are radially polarized.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2011
Published: October 20, 2011

Citation
C. F. Phelan, J. F. Donegan, and J. G. Lunney, "Generation of a radially polarized light beam using internal conical diffraction," Opt. Express 19, 21793-21802 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-22-21793


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