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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2326–2328

Dark-spot formation by vector beams

Yuichi Kozawa and Shunichi Sato  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 20, pp. 2326-2328 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002326


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Abstract

Dark-spot formation is demonstrated by calculating electric-field distribution near the focus produced by focusing higher-order transverse-mode vector beams with radial and azimuthal polarizations in addition to Laguerre–Gaussian beams with linear and circular polarizations. The size of the dark spot in the radial direction varies from one beam to another, but the size in the axial direction is almost the same. The radially polarized TM 02 -mode beam is predicted to form a dark spot solely by an axial electric field.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2008
Published: October 10, 2008

Citation
Yuichi Kozawa and Shunichi Sato, "Dark-spot formation by vector beams," Opt. Lett. 33, 2326-2328 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-20-2326

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