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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 27682–27696

Theoretical and experimental studies of the spectral changes of a polychromatic partially coherent radially polarized beam

Shijun Zhu, Xianglong Zhu, Lin Liu, Fei Wang, and Yangjian Cai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 27682-27696 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.027682


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Abstract

In a recent publication (Appl. Phys. Lett. 100 (2012) 051108), a monochromatic partially coherent radially polarized (RP) beam was generated experimentally. In this paper, we analyze the spectral changes of a polychromatic partially coherent RP beam focused by a thin lens for the first time, and compare with that of a focused scalar polychromatic GSM beam. Furthermore, we report experimental generation of a polychromatic partially coherent RP beam and carry out experimental measurement of the spectral changes of such beam focused by a thin lens. Our results show that the behavior of the spectral changes of a focused polychromatic partially coherent RP beam is different from that of a focused scalar polychromatic GSM beam. Our experimental results are consistent with the theoretical predictions.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 2013
Published: November 4, 2013

Citation
Shijun Zhu, Xianglong Zhu, Lin Liu, Fei Wang, and Yangjian Cai, "Theoretical and experimental studies of the spectral changes of a polychromatic partially coherent radially polarized beam," Opt. Express 21, 27682-27696 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-23-27682


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