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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2014
  • pp: 5274–5276

Generation of arbitrary cylindrical vector beams on the higher order Poincaré sphere

Shizhen Chen, Xinxing Zhou, Yachao Liu, Xiaohui Ling, Hailu Luo, and Shuangchun Wen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 18, pp. 5274-5276 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.005274


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Abstract

We propose and experimentally demonstrate a novel interferometric approach to generate arbitrary cylindrical vector beams on the higher order Poincaré sphere (HOPS). Our scheme is implemented by collinear superposition of two orthogonal circular polarizations with opposite topological charges. By modifying the amplitude and phase factors of the two beams, respectively, any desired vector beams on the HOPS with high tunability can be acquired. Our research provides a convenient way to evolve the polarization states in any path on the high order Poincaré sphere.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 20, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2014
Published: September 3, 2014

Citation
Shizhen Chen, Xinxing Zhou, Yachao Liu, Xiaohui Ling, Hailu Luo, and Shuangchun Wen, "Generation of arbitrary cylindrical vector beams on the higher order Poincaré sphere," Opt. Lett. 39, 5274-5276 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-18-5274


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