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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2711–2713

Analytical vectorial structure of radially polarized light beams

Dongmei Deng and Qi Guo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 18, pp. 2711-2713 (2007)

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Starting from the vector angular spectrum of the electromagnetic beam, the analytical vectorial structure of the radially polarized beams (RPBs) is presented. The energy flux distributions of the RPBs are demonstrated. The physical pictures of the RPBs are well illustrated from the vectorial structure. This particular electromagnetic field is entirely transverse magnetic, and on axis it only has a longitudinal ( z ) electric-field component (i.e., no transverse electric field and no magnetic field at all on axis).

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: June 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2007
Published: September 11, 2007

Dongmei Deng and Qi Guo, "Analytical vectorial structure of radially polarized light beams," Opt. Lett. 32, 2711-2713 (2007)

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