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.
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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)