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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)

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

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)

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