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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
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Statistics properties of a cylindrical vector partially coherent beam

Yiming Dong, Yangjian Cai, Chengliang Zhao, and Min Yao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 5979-5992 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.005979


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Abstract

Cylindrical vector partially coherent beam is introduced as a natural extension of cylindrical vector coherent beam based on the unified theory of coherence and polarization. Analytical propagation formula for the cross-spectral density matrix of a cylindrical vector partially coherent beam passing through paraxial ABCD optical system is derived based on the generalized Collins integral formula. As an application example, the statistics properties, such as the average intensity, spreading and the degree of polarization, of a cylindrical vector partially coherent beam propagating in free space are studied in detail. It is found that the statistics properties of a cylindrical vector partially coherent beam are much different from a cylindrical vector coherent beam. Our results may find applications in connection with laser beam shaping and optical trapping.

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1. Introduction

In the past several years, laser beams with cylindrical symmetry in polarization (i.e., cylindrical vector beams) have been widely investigated and applied in optical trapping, laser making, dark field imaging, free-space optical communications, singular optics, data storage, 3D tailoring of the focus shape, optical inspection and metrology [1

1. Q. Zhan, “Cylindrical vector beams: from mathematical concepts to applications,” Adv. Opt. Photon. 1(1), 1–57 (2009). [CrossRef]

20

20. W. Cheng, J. W. Haus, and Q. W. Zhan, “Propagation of vector vortex beams through a turbulent atmosphere,” Opt. Express 17(20), 17829–17836 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. Different methods have been developed to generate cylindrical vector beams [1

1. Q. Zhan, “Cylindrical vector beams: from mathematical concepts to applications,” Adv. Opt. Photon. 1(1), 1–57 (2009). [CrossRef]

,8

8. C. Maurer, A. Jesacher, S. Furhapter, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, “Tailoring of arbitrary optical vector beams,” N. J. Phys. 9(3), 78 (2007). [CrossRef]

13

13. X. L. Wang, J. Ding, W. J. Ni, C. S. Guo, and H. T. Wang, “Generation of arbitrary vector beams with a spatial light modulator and a common path interferometric arrangement,” Opt. Lett. 32(24), 3549–3551 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. Different theoretical models for cylindrical vector beams have been proposed, and the tight focusing properties, propagation properties and second-harmonic generation of cylindrical vector beams have been explored in detail [1

1. Q. Zhan, “Cylindrical vector beams: from mathematical concepts to applications,” Adv. Opt. Photon. 1(1), 1–57 (2009). [CrossRef]

,14

14. A. A. Tovar, “Production and propagation of cylindrically polarized Laguerre–Gaussian laser beams,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15(10), 2705–2711 (1998). [CrossRef]

21

21. A. Ohtsu, Y. Kozawa, and S. Sato, “Calculation of second-harmonic wave pattern generated by focused cylindrical vector beams,” Appl. Phys. B 98(4), 851–855 (2010). [CrossRef]

].

In this paper, we extend the cylindrical vector beam to the partially coherent case based on the unified theory of coherence and polarization. Analytical propagation formula for the cross-spectral density matrix of a cylindrical vector partially coherent beam passing through paraxial ABCD optical system is derived. The statistics properties of a cylindrical vector partially coherent beam on propagation in free space are illustrated numerically. Some interesting phenomena are found.

2. Theory

In cylindrical coordinates, the electric field of coherent cylindrically polarized Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) beam at z = 0 is expressed as follows [14

14. A. A. Tovar, “Production and propagation of cylindrically polarized Laguerre–Gaussian laser beams,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15(10), 2705–2711 (1998). [CrossRef]

]
E(r,ϕ,z)=exp(r2w02)(2r2w02)(n±1)/2Lpn±1(2r2w02){cos(nϕ)eϕsin(nϕ)er±sin(nϕ)eϕ+cos(nϕ)er},
(1)
where r and ϕ are the radial and azimuthal (angle) coordinates, Lpn±1 denotes the Laguerre polynomial with mode orders p and n±1, is the beam width of the fundamental Gaussian mode. When n=0, Eq. (1) reduces to the electric field for the well-known radially or azimuthally polarized LG beam. Whenp=0 and n=0, Eq. (1) degenerates to the electric field of a radially or azimuthally polarized Gaussian beams.

By use of the formulae er=cosϕex+sinϕey and eϕ=sinϕex+cosϕey, Eq. (1) can be expressed in the following alternative form

E(r,ϕ,0)=exp(r2w02)[2r2w02](n±1)/2Lpn±1[2r2w02]{sin[(n±1)ϕ]ex+cos[(n±1)ϕ]eycos[(n±1)ϕ]ex+sin[(n±1)ϕ]ey}=exp(r2w02)×[2r2w02](n±1)/2Lpn±1[2r2w02]{exp[i(n±1)ϕ]exp[i(n±1)ϕ]2iex+exp[i(n±1)ϕ]+exp[i(n±1)ϕ]2eyexp[i(n±1)ϕ]+exp[i(n±1)ϕ]2ex+exp[i(n±1)ϕ]exp[i(n±1)ϕ]2iey},
(2)

By use of the following relation between an LG mode and an Hermite-Gaussian (HG) mode
[2r2w02](n±1)/2Lpn±1[2r2w02]exp[i(n±1)ϕ]=(1)p22p+n±1p!m=0ps=0n±1is(pm)(n±1s)H2m+n±1s(2xw0)H2p2m+s(2yw0),
(3)
with H(x) being the Hermite polynomial, (pm) and (n±1s) being binomial coefficients, Eq. (2) can be expressed in the following alternative form in Cartesian coordinates

E(x,y,0)={Ex(x,y,0)ex+Ey(x,y,0)eyEy(x,y,0)ex+Ex(x,y,0)ey}                =exp(x2+y2w02)(1)p22p+n±1p!{12im=0ps=0n±1is[1(1)s](pm)(n±1s)H2m+n±1s(2xw0)H2p2m+s(2yw0)ex12m=0ps=0n±1is[1+(1)s](pm)(n±1s)H2m+n±1s(2xw0)H2p2m+s(2yw0)ex                    +12m=0ps=0n±1is[1+(1)s](pm)(n±1s)H2m+n±1s(2xw0)H2p2m+s(2yw0)ey+12im=0ps=0n±1is[1(1)s](pm)(n±1s)H2m+n±1s(2xw0)H2p2m+s(2yw0)ey}.
(4)

Now we extend the cylindrically polarized Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) beam to the partially coherent case. Let us consider a planar, secondary, vector (i.e., electromagnetic) partially coherent source located in the plane z=0 and radiating into the half-space z>0. Based on the unified theory of coherence and polarization, the second-order correlation properties of the source, in space–frequency domain, can be characterized by the cross-spectral density matrix of the electric field, defined by the formula [24

24. E. Wolf, “Unified theory of coherence and polarization of random electromagnetic beams,” Phys. Lett. A 312(5-6), 263–267 (2003). [CrossRef]

]
W^(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)=(Wxx(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)           Wxy(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)Wyx(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)           Wyy(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)),
(5)
with elements
Wαβ(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)=Eα(x1,y1,0)Eβ*(x2,y2,0),  (α=x,y;β=x,y),
(6)
where Ex and Ey denote the components of the random electric vector, along two mutually orthogonal x and y directions perpendicular to the z-axis. Here the asterisk denotes the complex conjugate and the angular brackets denote ensemble average.

We assume the cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam is radiated from a Schell-model source whose spectral degree of correlation satisfy Gaussian distribution [24

24. E. Wolf, “Unified theory of coherence and polarization of random electromagnetic beams,” Phys. Lett. A 312(5-6), 263–267 (2003). [CrossRef]

28

28. F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, R. Borghi, and V. Ramírez-Sánchez, “Realizability condition for electromagnetic Schell-model sources,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25(5), 1016–1021 (2008). [CrossRef]

], namely each of the four elements of the cross-spectral density matrix of such a source has the form
Wαβ(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)=Eα(x1,y1,0)Eβ(x2,y2,0)μαβ(x1x2,y1y2,0)(α=x,y;β=x,y),
(7)
where
μαβ(x1x2,y1y2,0)=Bαβexp[(x1x2)2+(y1y2)22σαβ2],(α=x,y;β=x,y),
(8)
here is the correlation coefficient between theEx and Ey field components and satisfies the relation Bαβ=Bβα*, ϕ is the phase difference between the x-and y-components of the field and is removable in most case, σαβdenotes the width of the spectral degree of correlation. The realizability conditions for the parameters of an electromagnetic Schell-model source can be found in [27

27. O. Korotkova, M. Salem, and E. Wolf, “Beam conditions for radiation generated by an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source,” Opt. Lett. 29(11), 1173–1175 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

] and [28

28. F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, R. Borghi, and V. Ramírez-Sánchez, “Realizability condition for electromagnetic Schell-model sources,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25(5), 1016–1021 (2008). [CrossRef]

].

By applying Eqs. (4)(8), for the case of E(x,y,0)=Ex(x,y,0)ex+Ey(x,y,0)ey, we can express the elements of the cross-spectral density matrix of a cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam as follows

Wxx(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)=14exp[x12+x22+y12+y22w02(x1x2)2+(y1y2)22σxx2]×124p+2n±2(p!)2m=0ps=0n±1l=0ph=0n±1is(i)h[1(1)s][1(1)h](pm)(pl)(n±1s)(n±1h)H2m+n±1s(2x1w0)×H2l+n±1h(2x2w0)H2p2m+s(2y1w0)H2p2l+h(2y2w0),
(9)
Wxy(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)=Bxy4iexp[x12+x22+y12+y22w02(x1x2)2+(y1y2)22σxy2]×124p+2n±2(p!)2m=0ps=0n±1l=0ph=0n±1is(i)h[1(1)s][1+(1)h](pm)(pl)(n±1s)(n±1h)H2m+n±1s(2x1w0)×H2l+n±1h(2x2w0)H2p2m+s(2y1w0)H2p2l+h(2y2w0),
(10)
Wyx(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)=[Wxy(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)]*,
(11)
Wyy(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)=14exp[x12+x22+y12+y22w02(x1x2)2+(y1y2)22σyy2]×124p+2n±2(p!)2m=0ps=0n±1l=0ph=0n±1is(i)h[1+(1)s][1+(1)h](pm)(pl)(n±1s)(n±1h)H2m+n±1s(2x1w0)×H2l+n±1h(2x2w0)H2p2m+s(2y1w0)H2p2l+h(2y2w0).
(12)

In a similar way, for the case of E(x,y,0)=Ey(x,y,0)ex+Ex(x,y,0)ey, we can express the elements of the cross-spectral density matrix of a cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam as follows
W1xx(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)=Wyy(x1,y1,x2,y2,0), W1yy(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)=Wxx(x1,y1,x2,y2,0),W1xy(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)=Wyx(x1,y1,x2,y2,0), W1xy(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)=Wxy(x1,y1,x2,y2,0).
(13)
where Wxx, Wxy, Wyx, Wyyare given by Eqs. (9)(12).

Now we study the propagation of a cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam through paraxial ABCD optical system. Within the validity of the paraxial approximation, the propagation of the elements of cross-spectral density matrix of a cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam through paraxial ABCD optical system in free space can be studied with the help of the following generalized Collins formula [46

46. Q. Lin and Y. Cai, “Tensor ABCD law for partially coherent twisted anisotropic Gaussian-Schell model beams,” Opt. Lett. 27(4), 216–218 (2002). [CrossRef]

,47

47. Y. Cai and C. Chen, “Paraxial propagation of a partially coherent Hermite-Gaussian beam through aligned and misaligned ABCD optical systems,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24(8), 2394–2401 (2007). [CrossRef]

]
Wαβ(u1,v1,u2,v2,z)=(1λ|B|)2Wαβ(x1,y1,x2,y2,0)                                ×exp[ik2B(Ax12+Ay122x1u12y1v1+Du12+Dv12)]                                ×exp[ik2B*(A*x22+A*y222x2u22y2v2+D*u22+D*v22)]dx1dx2dy1dy2,
(14)
where xi,yi and ui,vi are the position coordinates in the input and output planes, A, B, C, and D are the transfer matrix elements of optical system and * denotes the complex conjugate being required for a general optical system with loss or gain, although it does not appear in Eq. (13) of [46

46. Q. Lin and Y. Cai, “Tensor ABCD law for partially coherent twisted anisotropic Gaussian-Schell model beams,” Opt. Lett. 27(4), 216–218 (2002). [CrossRef]

], k=2π/λ is the wave number with λ being the wavelength.

Substituting from Eqs. (9)(12) into Eq. (14), we obtain (after tedious integration over x1,x2,y1,y2) the following expressions for the elements of cross-spectral density matrix of a cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam in the output plane
Wxx(u1,v1,u2,v2,z)=14(1λ|B|)2π2M1xx125(n±1+2p)/2(p!)2(12M1xxw02)(n±1+2p)/2×exp[ikD2B(u12+v12)]exp[ikD*2B*(u22+v22)]exp[k24M1xxB2(u12+v12)]×exp{k24M2xx(u2B*u12M1xxBσxx2)2}exp{k24M2xx(v2B*v12M1xxBσxx2)2}×m=0ps=0n±1l=0ph=0n±1c1=02m+n±1sd1=0c1/2e1=0(2l+n±1h)/2c2=02p2m+sd2=0c2/2e2=0(2p2l+h)/2(2p2m+sc2)(2m+n±1sc1)×(pm)(pl)(n±1s)(n±1h)[1(1)s][1(1)h](1)d1+d2+e1+e2is(i)h(2i)(c1+c22d12d2+n±1+2p2e12e2)                                                     ×(22w0)2p+n±12e12e2c1!d1!(c12d1)!c2!d2!(c22d2)!(2l+n±1h)!e1!(2l+n±1h2e1)!(2p2l+h)!e2!(2p2l+h2e2)!×1(M2xx)c1+c2+n±1+2p2d12d22e12e2+2(2(w02M1xx2σxx42M1xxσxx4)1/2)c1+c22d12d2×Hc12d1+2l+n±1h2e1(k2M2xx(u12M1xxBσxx2u2B*))H2m+n±1sc1(iku1(w02M1xx2B22M1xxB2)1/2)×Hc22d2+2p2l+h2e2(k2M2xx(v12M1xxBσxx2v2B*))H2p2m+sc2(ikv1(w02M1xx2B22M1xxB2)1/2),
(15)
with
M1xx=1/w02+1/(2σxx2)ikA/(2B), M2xx=1/w02+1/(2σxx2)+ikA*/(2B*)1/(4M1xxσxx4),
Wxy(u1,v1,u2,v2,z)=Bxy4i(1λ|B|)2π2M1xy125(n±1+2p)/2(p!)2(12M1xyw02)(n±1+2p)/2×exp[ikD2B(u12+v12)]exp[ikD*2B*(u22+v22)]exp[k24M1xyB2(u12+v12)]×exp{k24M2xy(u2B*u12M1xyBσxy2)2}exp{k24M2xy(v2B*v12M1xyBσxy2)2}×m=0ps=0n±1l=0ph=0n±1c1=02m+n±1sd1=0c1/2e1=0(2l+n±1h)/2c2=02p2m+sd2=0c2/2e2=0(2p2l+h)/2(2p2m+sc2)(2m+n±1sc1)×(pm)(pl)(n±1s)(n±1h)[1(1)s][1+(1)h](1)d1+d2+e1+e2is(i)h(2i)(c1+c22d12d2+n±1+2p2e12e2)                                                     ×(22w0)2p+n±12e12e2c1!d1!(c12d1)!c2!d2!(c22d2)!(2l+n±1h)!e1!(2l+n±1h2e1)!(2p2l+h)!e2!(2p2l+h2e2)!×1(M2xy)c1+c22d12d2+n±1+2p2e12e2+2(2(w02M1xy2σxy42M1xyσxy4)1/2)c1+c22d12d2×Hc12d1+2l+n±1h2e1(k2M2xy(u12M1xyBσxy2u2B*))H2m+n±1sc1(iku1(w02M1xy2B22M1xyB2)1/2)×Hc22d2+2p2l+h2e2(k2M2xy(v12M1xyBσxy2v2B*))H2p2m+sc2(ikv1(w02M1xy2B22M1xyB2)1/2),
(16)
with
M1xy=1/w02+1/(2σxy2)ikA/(2B), M2xy=1/w02+1/(2σxy2)+ikA*/(2B*)1/(4M1xyσxy4),
Wyx(u1,v1,u2,v2,z)=[Wxy(u1,v1,u2,v2,z)]*,
(17)
Wyy(u1,v1,u2,v2,z)=14(1λ|B|)2π2M1yy125(n±1+2p)/2(p!)2(12M1yyw02)(n±1+2p)/2×exp[ikD2B(u12+v12)]exp[ikD*2B*(u22+v22)]exp[k24M1yyB2(u12+v12)]×exp{k24M2yy(u2B*u12M1yyBσyy2)2}exp{k24M2yy(v2B*v12M1yyBσyy2)2}×m=0ps=0n±1l=0ph=0n±1c1=02m+n±1sd1=0c1/2e1=0(2l+n±1h)/2c2=02p2m+sd2=0c2/2e2=0(2p2l+h)/2(2p2m+sc2)(2m+n±1sc1)×(pm)(pl)(n±1s)(n±1h)[1+(1)s][1+(1)h](1)d1+d2+e1+e2is(i)h(2i)(c1+c22d12d2+n±1+2p2e12e2)                                                     ×(22w0)2p+n±12e12e2c1!d1!(c12d1)!c2!d2!(c22d2)!(2l+n±1h)!e1!(2l+n±1h2e1)!(2p2l+h)!e2!(2p2l+h2e2)!×1(M2yy)c1+c22d12d2+n±1+2p2e12e2+2(2(w02M1yy2σyy42M1yyσyy4)1/2)c1+c22d12d2×Hc12d1+2l+n±1h2e1(k2M2yy(u12M1yyBσyy2u2B*))H2m+n±1sc1(iku1(w02M1yy2B22M1yyB2)1/2)×Hc22d2+2p2l+h2e2(k2M2yy(v12M1yyBσyy2v2B*))H2p2m+sc2(ikv1(w02M1yy2B22M1yyB2)1/2),
(18)
with
M1yy=1/w02+1/(2σyy2)ikA/(2B), M2yy=1/w02+1/(2σyy2)+ikA*/(2B*)1/(4M1yyσyy4).
In above derivations, we have used the following integral and expansion formulae [48

48. A. Erdelyi, W. Magnus, and F. Oberhettinger, Tables of Integral Transforms (McGraw-Hill, 1954).

,49

49. M. Abramowitz and I. Stegun, Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables (U. S. Department of Commerce, 1970).

]
exp[(xy)2]Hn(ax)dx=π(1a2)n/2Hn(ay(1a2)1/2),
(19)
xnexp[(xβ)2]dx=(2i)nπHn(iβ),
(20)
Hn(x+y)=12n/2k=0n(nk)Hk(2x)Hnk(2y),
(21)
Hn(x)=k=0n/2(1)kn!k!(n2k)!(2x)n2k.
(22)
The intensity distribution of a cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam in the output plane is expressed as
I(u,v,z)=Wxx(u,v,u,v,z)+Wyy(u,v,u,v,z).
(23)
The effective beam size of a cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam in the output plane is defined as
Wsz(z)=2s2I(u,v,z)dudvI(u,v,z)dudv,         (s=u,v).
(24)
The degree of polarization a cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam in the output plane is expressed as [24

24. E. Wolf, “Unified theory of coherence and polarization of random electromagnetic beams,” Phys. Lett. A 312(5-6), 263–267 (2003). [CrossRef]

,25

25. E. Wolf, Introduction to the Theory of Coherence and Polarization of Light (Cambridge U. Press, 2007).

]
P(u,v,z)=14det[W^(u,v,u,v,z)]{Tr[W^(u,v,u,v,z)]}2.
(25)
Applying Eqs. (15)(18) and Eqs. (23)(25), we can study the statistics properties of a cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam propagating through paraxial optical system in free space conveniently.

3. Statistics properties of a cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam in free space

To learn about the spreading properties of the cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam in free space, substituting Eqs. (15), (18), (23) and (26) into Eq. (24), we calculate the effective beam size (Wuz=Wvz=Wz) of a cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam versus the propagation distance z for different values of the correlation coefficientsσxx, σyyand the mode orders p, n±1in free space with λ=632.8nm. For the convenience of comparison, we have chosen w0=10mm for p=1, n±1=1, w0=8.615mm for p=2, n±1=1, w0=7.07mm forp=3, n±1=1, w0=8.944mm for p=1, n±1=2, and w0=8.166mm for p=1, n±1=3, so the cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beams with different mode orders have the same effective beam sizes in the source plane (z=0). One sees that the spreading properties of the cylindrical vector LG beam in free space are closely determined by the correlation coefficients and the mode orders. A cylindrical vector LG beam with low coherence spreads more rapidly than that with high coherence as expected. When the initial correlation coefficients are large (i.e., initial degree of coherence is high), the cylindrical vector partially coherent beam spreads more rapidly as the mode orders increase (see Figs. 2 (a)
Fig. 2 Effective beam size of a cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam versus the propagation distance z for different values of the correlation coefficientsσxx, σyyand the mode orders p, n±1in free space.
and 2(b)). When the initial degree of coherence is low, the cylindrical vector partially coherent beams with different mode orders exhibit almost the same spreading features (see Fig. 2(c)). We can explain this phenomenon as follows: it is known that the spreading properties of a cylindrical vector coherent LG beam due to free-space diffraction are closely determined by its mode orders, and the beam with higher mode orders spreads more rapidly. For a cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam, its spreading properties are determined by its mode orders and its initial coherence together. When the initial coherence is high, the effect of the mode orders plays a dominant role, and the effect of partially coherence can be neglected, then its spreading properties are similar to that of a cylindrical vector coherent LG beam. When the initial coherence is low, the effect of the partially coherence plays a dominant role, and the effect of the mode orders can be neglected.

4. Summary

We have proposed theoretical model to describe cylindrical vector partially coherent beam based on the unified theory of coherence and polarization, and have derived the analytical formulae for the elements of the cross-spectral density matrix of such beam propagating through paraxial ABCD optical system. As numerical examples, we have studied the properties of the intensity, spreading and degree of polarization of a cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam on propagation in free space, and have carried out the corresponding comparison with those of a cylindrical vector coherent LG beam. We have found that the properties of a cylindrical vector partially coherent LG beam on propagation in free space are much different those of a cylindrical vector coherent LG beam. By degrading the coherence of a cylindrical vector LG beam, we can shape the beam profile of such beam, and alter its polarization structure. Our results may find applications in connection with laser beam shaping and optical trapping.

Acknowledgments

Yangjian Cai acknowledges the support by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Grant No. 10904102, the Foundation for the Author of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of PR China under Grant No. 200928, the Natural Science of Jiangsu Province under Grant No. BK2009114, the Huo Ying Dong Education Foundation of China under Grant No. 121009, the Key Project of Chinese Ministry of Education under Grant No. 210081 and the Project for Constructing Superiority Branch of Learning of Universities of Jiangsu Province. Chengliang Zhao acknowledges the support by the NSFC under Grant No. 61008009 and the Universities Natural Science Research Project of Jiangsu Province under Grant No. 10KJB140011. Min Yao acknowledges the support by Scientific Research Fund of Zhejiang Provincial Education Department, China (Grant No. Y200908631).

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B. J. Roxworthy and K. C. Toussaint Jr., “Optical trapping with pi-phase cylindrical vector beams,” N. J. Phys. 12(7), 073012 (2010). [CrossRef]

4.

Y. Kozawa and S. Sato, “Optical trapping of micrometer-sized dielectric particles by cylindrical vector beams,” Opt. Express 18(10), 10828–10833 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

5.

Y. Gu, O. Korotkova, and G. Gbur, “Scintillation of nonuniformly polarized beams in atmospheric turbulence,” Opt. Lett. 34(15), 2261–2263 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

6.

D. P. Biss, K. S. Youngworth, and T. G. Brown, “Dark-field imaging with cylindrical-vector beams,” Appl. Opt. 45(3), 470–479 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

7.

X. Wang, J. Ding, J. Qin, J. Chen, Y. Fan, and H. Wang, “Configurable three-dimensional optical cage generated from cylindrical vector beams,” Opt. Commun. 282(17), 3421–3425 (2009). [CrossRef]

8.

C. Maurer, A. Jesacher, S. Furhapter, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, “Tailoring of arbitrary optical vector beams,” N. J. Phys. 9(3), 78 (2007). [CrossRef]

9.

R. Zheng, C. Gu, A. Wang, L. Xu, and H. Ming, “An all-fiber laser generating cylindrical vector beam,” Opt. Express 18(10), 10834–10838 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

10.

K. J. Moh, X. C. Yuan, J. Bu, D. K. Y. Low, and R. E. Burge, “Direct noninterference cylindrical vector beam generation applied in the femtosecond regime,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(25), 251114 (2006). [CrossRef]

11.

R. S. Kurti, K. Halterman, R. K. Shori, and M. J. Wardlaw, “Discrete cylindrical vector beam generation from an array of optical fibers,” Opt. Express 17(16), 13982–13988 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

12.

G. Volpe and D. Petrov, “Generation of cylindrical vector beams with few-mode fibers excited by Laguerre-Gaussian beams,” Opt. Commun. 237(1-3), 89–95 (2004). [CrossRef]

13.

X. L. Wang, J. Ding, W. J. Ni, C. S. Guo, and H. T. Wang, “Generation of arbitrary vector beams with a spatial light modulator and a common path interferometric arrangement,” Opt. Lett. 32(24), 3549–3551 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

14.

A. A. Tovar, “Production and propagation of cylindrically polarized Laguerre–Gaussian laser beams,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15(10), 2705–2711 (1998). [CrossRef]

15.

C. F. Li, “Integral transformation solution of free-space cylindrical vector beams and prediction of modified Bessel-Gaussian vector beams,” Opt. Lett. 32(24), 3543–3545 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

16.

D. P. Biss and T. G. Brown, “Cylindrical vector beam focusing through a dielectric interface,” Opt. Express 9(10), 490–497 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

17.

Q. Zhan and J. R. Leger, “Focus shaping using cylindrical vector beams,” Opt. Express 10(7), 324–331 (2002). [PubMed]

18.

W. Chen and Q. Zhan, “Three-dimensional focus shaping with cylindrical vector beams,” Opt. Commun. 265(2), 411–417 (2006). [CrossRef]

19.

K. S. Youngworth and T. G. Brown, “Focusing of high numerical aperture cylindrical-vector beams,” Opt. Express 7(2), 77–87 (2000). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

20.

W. Cheng, J. W. Haus, and Q. W. Zhan, “Propagation of vector vortex beams through a turbulent atmosphere,” Opt. Express 17(20), 17829–17836 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

21.

A. Ohtsu, Y. Kozawa, and S. Sato, “Calculation of second-harmonic wave pattern generated by focused cylindrical vector beams,” Appl. Phys. B 98(4), 851–855 (2010). [CrossRef]

22.

L. Mandel and E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge U. Press, 1995).

23.

C. Brosseau, Fundamentals of Polarized Light: A Statistical Approach (Wiley, 1998).

24.

E. Wolf, “Unified theory of coherence and polarization of random electromagnetic beams,” Phys. Lett. A 312(5-6), 263–267 (2003). [CrossRef]

25.

E. Wolf, Introduction to the Theory of Coherence and Polarization of Light (Cambridge U. Press, 2007).

26.

F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, G. Piquero, R. Borghi, A. Mondello, and R. Simon, “Partially polarized Gaussian Schell-model beams,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 3(1), 1–9 (2001). [CrossRef]

27.

O. Korotkova, M. Salem, and E. Wolf, “Beam conditions for radiation generated by an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source,” Opt. Lett. 29(11), 1173–1175 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

28.

F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, R. Borghi, and V. Ramírez-Sánchez, “Realizability condition for electromagnetic Schell-model sources,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25(5), 1016–1021 (2008). [CrossRef]

29.

T. Shirai, O. Korotkova, and E. Wolf, “A method of generating electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beams,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 7(5), 232–237 (2005). [CrossRef]

30.

O. Korotkova and E. Wolf, “Changes in the state of polarization of a random electromagnetic beam on propagation,” Opt. Commun. 246(1-3), 35–43 (2005). [CrossRef]

31.

S. Zhu, Y. Cai, and O. Korotkova, “Propagation factor of a stochastic electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12587–12598 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

32.

O. Korotkova, “Scintillation index of a stochastic electromagnetic beam propagating in random media,” Opt. Commun. 281, 2342–2348 (2008).

33.

Y. Cai, O. Korotkova, H. T. Eyyuboğlu, and Y. Baykal, “Active laser radar systems with stochastic electromagnetic beams in turbulent atmosphere,” Opt. Express 16(20), 15834–15846 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

34.

O. Korotkova, Y. Cai, and E. Watson, “Stochastic electromagnetic beams for LIDAR systems operating through turbulent atmosphere,” Appl. Phys. B 94(4), 681–690 (2009). [CrossRef]

35.

W. Gao and O. Korotkova, “Changes in the state of polarization of a random electromagnetic beam propagating through tissue,” Opt. Commun. 270(2), 474–478 (2007). [CrossRef]

36.

S. Zhu and Y. Cai, “Spectral shift of a twisted electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam focused by a thin lens,” Appl. Phys. B 99(1-2), 317–323 (2010). [CrossRef]

37.

M. Yao, Y. Cai, H. T. Eyyuboğlu, Y. Baykal, and O. Korotkova, “Evolution of the degree of polarization of an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam in a Gaussian cavity,” Opt. Lett. 33(19), 2266–2268 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

38.

O. Korotkova, M. Yao, Y. Cai, H. T. Eyyuboğlu, and Y. Baykal, “State of polarization of a stochastic electromagnetic beam in an optical resonator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25(11), 2710–2720 (2008). [CrossRef]

39.

Z. Tong, O. Korotkova, Y. Cai, H. T. Eyyuboğlu, and Y. Baykal, “Correlation properties of random electromagnetic beams in laser resonators,” Appl. Phys. B 97(4), 849–857 (2009). [CrossRef]

40.

S. Zhu, F. Zhou, Y. Cai, and L. Zhang, “Thermal lens effect induced changes of polarization, coherence and spectrum of a stochastic electromagnetic beam in a Gaussian cavity,” Appl. Phys. B , doi:.

41.

S. Zhu and Y. Cai, “M2-factor of a stochastic electromagnetic beam in a Gaussian cavity,” Opt. Express 18(26), 27567–27581 (2010). [CrossRef]

42.

Z. Tong, Y. Cai, and O. Korotkova, “Ghost imaging with electromagnetic stochastic beams,” Opt. Commun. 283(20), 3838–3845 (2010). [CrossRef]

43.

C. Zhao, Y. Cai, and O. Korotkova, “Radiation force of scalar and electromagnetic twisted Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Express 17(24), 21472–21487 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

44.

L. Zhang, F. Wang, Y. Cai, and O. Korotkova, “Degree of paraxiality of a stochastic electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam,” Opt. Commun. 284(5), 1111–1117 (2011). [CrossRef]

45.

P. Liu, H. Yang, J. Rong, G. Wang, and J. Wang, “Focusing of stochastic electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beams through a high numerical aperture objective,” Opt. Commun. 284(4), 909–914 (2011). [CrossRef]

46.

Q. Lin and Y. Cai, “Tensor ABCD law for partially coherent twisted anisotropic Gaussian-Schell model beams,” Opt. Lett. 27(4), 216–218 (2002). [CrossRef]

47.

Y. Cai and C. Chen, “Paraxial propagation of a partially coherent Hermite-Gaussian beam through aligned and misaligned ABCD optical systems,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24(8), 2394–2401 (2007). [CrossRef]

48.

A. Erdelyi, W. Magnus, and F. Oberhettinger, Tables of Integral Transforms (McGraw-Hill, 1954).

49.

M. Abramowitz and I. Stegun, Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables (U. S. Department of Commerce, 1970).

50.

F. Wang, Y. Cai, and O. Korotkova, “Partially coherent standard and elegant Laguerre-Gaussian beams of all orders,” Opt. Express 17(25), 22366–22379 (2009). [CrossRef]

51.

J. Yin, W. Gao, and Y. Zhu, “Generation of dark hollow beams and their applications,” in Progress in Optics, E. Wolf, ed. (North-Holland, 2003), Vol. 44, pp.119–204.

OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 2011
Published: March 16, 2011

Citation
Yiming Dong, Yangjian Cai, Chengliang Zhao, and Min Yao, "Statistics properties of a cylindrical vector partially coherent beam," Opt. Express 19, 5979-5992 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-7-5979


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  27. O. Korotkova, M. Salem, and E. Wolf, “Beam conditions for radiation generated by an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source,” Opt. Lett. 29(11), 1173–1175 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  28. F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, R. Borghi, and V. Ramírez-Sánchez, “Realizability condition for electromagnetic Schell-model sources,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25(5), 1016–1021 (2008). [CrossRef]
  29. T. Shirai, O. Korotkova, and E. Wolf, “A method of generating electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beams,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 7(5), 232–237 (2005). [CrossRef]
  30. O. Korotkova and E. Wolf, “Changes in the state of polarization of a random electromagnetic beam on propagation,” Opt. Commun. 246(1-3), 35–43 (2005). [CrossRef]
  31. S. Zhu, Y. Cai, and O. Korotkova, “Propagation factor of a stochastic electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12587–12598 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  32. O. Korotkova, “Scintillation index of a stochastic electromagnetic beam propagating in random media,” Opt. Commun. 281, 2342–2348 (2008).
  33. Y. Cai, O. Korotkova, H. T. Eyyuboğlu, and Y. Baykal, “Active laser radar systems with stochastic electromagnetic beams in turbulent atmosphere,” Opt. Express 16(20), 15834–15846 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  34. O. Korotkova, Y. Cai, and E. Watson, “Stochastic electromagnetic beams for LIDAR systems operating through turbulent atmosphere,” Appl. Phys. B 94(4), 681–690 (2009). [CrossRef]
  35. W. Gao and O. Korotkova, “Changes in the state of polarization of a random electromagnetic beam propagating through tissue,” Opt. Commun. 270(2), 474–478 (2007). [CrossRef]
  36. S. Zhu and Y. Cai, “Spectral shift of a twisted electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam focused by a thin lens,” Appl. Phys. B 99(1-2), 317–323 (2010). [CrossRef]
  37. M. Yao, Y. Cai, H. T. Eyyuboğlu, Y. Baykal, and O. Korotkova, “Evolution of the degree of polarization of an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam in a Gaussian cavity,” Opt. Lett. 33(19), 2266–2268 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  38. O. Korotkova, M. Yao, Y. Cai, H. T. Eyyuboğlu, and Y. Baykal, “State of polarization of a stochastic electromagnetic beam in an optical resonator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25(11), 2710–2720 (2008). [CrossRef]
  39. Z. Tong, O. Korotkova, Y. Cai, H. T. Eyyuboğlu, and Y. Baykal, “Correlation properties of random electromagnetic beams in laser resonators,” Appl. Phys. B 97(4), 849–857 (2009). [CrossRef]
  40. S. Zhu, F. Zhou, Y. Cai, and L. Zhang, “Thermal lens effect induced changes of polarization, coherence and spectrum of a stochastic electromagnetic beam in a Gaussian cavity,” Appl. Phys. B , doi:.
  41. S. Zhu and Y. Cai, “M2-factor of a stochastic electromagnetic beam in a Gaussian cavity,” Opt. Express 18(26), 27567–27581 (2010). [CrossRef]
  42. Z. Tong, Y. Cai, and O. Korotkova, “Ghost imaging with electromagnetic stochastic beams,” Opt. Commun. 283(20), 3838–3845 (2010). [CrossRef]
  43. C. Zhao, Y. Cai, and O. Korotkova, “Radiation force of scalar and electromagnetic twisted Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Express 17(24), 21472–21487 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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  47. Y. Cai and C. Chen, “Paraxial propagation of a partially coherent Hermite-Gaussian beam through aligned and misaligned ABCD optical systems,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24(8), 2394–2401 (2007). [CrossRef]
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