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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3787–3789

Natural shaping of the cylindrically polarized beams

T. Fadeyeva, V. Shvedov, N. Shostka, C. Alexeyev, and A. Volyar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 22, pp. 3787-3789 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003787


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Abstract

We have experimentally and theoretically shown that the circularly polarized beam bearing a singly charged optical vortex propagating through a uniaxial crystal can be split after focusing into the radially and azimuthally polarized beams in the vicinity of the focal area provided that the polarization handedness and the vortex topological charge have opposite signs.

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OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2010
Published: November 8, 2010

Citation
T. Fadeyeva, V. Shvedov, N. Shostka, C. Alexeyev, and A. Volyar, "Natural shaping of the cylindrically polarized beams," Opt. Lett. 35, 3787-3789 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-22-3787


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