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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3160–3162

Nonparaxial polarizers

Andrea Aiello, Christoph Marquardt, and Gerd Leuchs  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 20, pp. 3160-3162 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003160


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Abstract

We develop a theoretical description for polarizers that goes beyond the paraxial approximation. By combining existing theories for fields with nonplanar wavefronts, we are able to derive a simple power series expansion expressing the electric field of a light beam after a polarizer as a linear function of the field and its spatial derivatives evaluated before the polarizer. The first few terms of such expansion are explicitly given, and their physical meaning is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2009
Published: October 9, 2009

Citation
Andrea Aiello, Christoph Marquardt, and Gerd Leuchs, "Nonparaxial polarizers," Opt. Lett. 34, 3160-3162 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-20-3160

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