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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2000
  • pp: 284–286

Conversion of bright nondiffracting beams into dark nondiffracting beams by use of the topological properties of polarized light

Erna M. Frins, José A. Ferrari, Alfredo Dubra, and Daniel Perciante  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 5, pp. 284-286 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000284


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Abstract

We present a method for the generation of an axial phase dislocation on a wave front, which is induced by topological properties of polarized light. This effect is shown to be useful for conversion of bright nondiffracting beams into dark nondiffracting beams. Experiments showing the generation of dark nondiffracting beams have been performed.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(350.7420) Other areas of optics : Waves

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Erna M. Frins, José A. Ferrari, Alfredo Dubra, and Daniel Perciante, "Conversion of bright nondiffracting beams into dark nondiffracting beams by use of the topological properties of polarized light," Opt. Lett. 25, 284-286 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-5-284


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