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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 21715–21721

Generation of arbitrary spatially variant polarization beams with a trapezoid Sagnac interferometer

Sheng Liu, Peng Li, Tao Peng, and Jianlin Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21715-21721 (2012)

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We present a flexible approach to generate arbitrary vector beams with a trapezoid Sagnac interferometer. With the interferometer, the different orders of two orthogonally polarized beams from computer-generated holograms coincide with each other in Fourier spectrum domain, and coaxially combine into the vector beams. This approach provides convenient way to experimentally study the properties of vector beams with complex polarization.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5790) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Sagnac effect
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2012
Published: September 6, 2012

Sheng Liu, Peng Li, Tao Peng, and Jianlin Zhao, "Generation of arbitrary spatially variant polarization beams with a trapezoid Sagnac interferometer," Opt. Express 20, 21715-21721 (2012)

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