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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 4503–4511

Wave-vector and polarization dependence of conical refraction

A. Turpin, Yu. V. Loiko, T. K. Kalkandjiev, H. Tomizawa, and J. Mompart  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 4503-4511 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.004503


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Abstract

We experimentally address the wave-vector and polarization dependence of the internal conical refraction phenomenon by demonstrating that an input light beam of elliptical transverse profile refracts into two beams after passing along one of the optic axes of a biaxial crystal, i.e. it exhibits double refraction instead of refracting conically. Such double refraction is investigated by the independent rotation of a linear polarizer and a cylindrical lens. Expressions to describe the position and the intensity pattern of the refracted beams are presented and applied to predict the intensity pattern for an axicon beam propagating along the optic axis of a biaxial crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2013
Published: February 13, 2013

Citation
A. Turpin, Yu. V. Loiko, T. K. Kalkandjiev, H. Tomizawa, and J. Mompart, "Wave-vector and polarization dependence of conical refraction," Opt. Express 21, 4503-4511 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-4-4503


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