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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3179–3181

Generation of vector beam with space-variant distribution of both polarization and phase

Hao Chen, Jingjing Hao, Bai-Fu Zhang, Ji Xu, Jianping Ding, and Hui-Tian Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 16, pp. 3179-3181 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003179


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Abstract

We present an idea to generate an arbitrary space-variant vector beam with structured polarization and phase distributions. The vector beams are synthesized from the left- and right-hand polarized light, each carrying different phase distributions. Both the phase and the state of polarization of vector beams can be tailored independently and dynamically by a spatial light modulator.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Holographic interferometry
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2011
Published: August 11, 2011

Citation
Hao Chen, Jingjing Hao, Bai-Fu Zhang, Ji Xu, Jianping Ding, and Hui-Tian Wang, "Generation of vector beam with space-variant distribution of both polarization and phase," Opt. Lett. 36, 3179-3181 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-16-3179


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