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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3700–3703

Vector optical fields with bipolar symmetry of linear polarization

Yue Pan, Yongnan Li, Si-Min Li, Zhi-Cheng Ren, Yu Si, Chenghou Tu, and Hui-Tian Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 18, pp. 3700-3703 (2013)

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We focus on a new kind of vector optical field with bipolar symmetry of linear polarization instead of cylindrical and elliptical symmetries, enriching members of family of vector optical fields. We design theoretically and generate experimentally the demanded vector optical fields and then explore some novel tightly focusing properties. The geometric configurations of states of polarization provide additional degrees of freedom assisting in engineering the field distribution at the focus to the specific applications such as lithography, optical trapping, and material processing.

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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: June 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2013
Published: September 13, 2013

Yue Pan, Yongnan Li, Si-Min Li, Zhi-Cheng Ren, Yu Si, Chenghou Tu, and Hui-Tian Wang, "Vector optical fields with bipolar symmetry of linear polarization," Opt. Lett. 38, 3700-3703 (2013)

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