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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 16200–16209

Vector optical fields with polarization distributions similar to electric and magnetic field lines

Yue Pan, Si-Min Li, Lei Mao, Ling-Jun Kong, Yongnan Li, Chenghou Tu, Pei Wang, and Hui-Tian Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 16200-16209 (2013)

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We present, design and generate a new kind of vector optical fields with linear polarization distributions modeling to electric and magnetic field lines. The geometric configurations of “electric charges” and “magnetic charges” can engineer the spatial structure and symmetry of polarizations of vector optical field, providing additional degrees of freedom assisting in controlling the field symmetry at the focus and allowing engineering of the field distribution at the focus to the specific applications.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: May 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2013
Published: June 28, 2013

Yue Pan, Si-Min Li, Lei Mao, Ling-Jun Kong, Yongnan Li, Chenghou Tu, Pei Wang, and Hui-Tian Wang, "Vector optical fields with polarization distributions similar to electric and magnetic field lines," Opt. Express 21, 16200-16209 (2013)

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