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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1929–1931

Method for the generation of arbitrary complex vector wave fronts

Mark A. A. Neil, Farnaz Massoumian, Rimvydas Juškaitis, and Tony Wilson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 21, pp. 1929-1931 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001929


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Abstract

We describe an extremely versatile method that permits the accurate generation of arbitrary complex vector wave fields. We implement the scheme using a reconfigurable binary optical element that also permits additional fine tuning, such as aberration correction, to be performed. As examples we demonstrate the generation of both azimuthally and radially polarized beams.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(070.6110) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial filtering

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Mark A. A. Neil, Farnaz Massoumian, Rimvydas Juškaitis, and Tony Wilson, "Method for the generation of arbitrary complex vector wave fronts," Opt. Lett. 27, 1929-1931 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-21-1929

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