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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2010
  • pp: 7–9

Efficient scalar and vectorial singular beam shaping using homogeneous anisotropic media

Charles Loussert and Etienne Brasselet  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 1, pp. 7-9 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000007


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a global and efficient approach for scalar and vectorial beam shaping based on the interaction of circularly polarized light with a single piece of homogeneous anisotropic medium. The main idea is to mimic the behavior of a two-dimensional inhomogeneous birefringent medium with a radial distribution of its optical axis. This is done by transforming an incident Gaussian beam into a conical nipple of light that further propagates along the optical axis of a c-cut uniaxial crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: November 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2009
Published: December 18, 2009

Citation
Charles Loussert and Etienne Brasselet, "Efficient scalar and vectorial singular beam shaping using homogeneous anisotropic media," Opt. Lett. 35, 7-9 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-1-7


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