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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 12 — Dec. 19, 2012

Investigation on partially coherent vector beams and their propagation and focusing properties

Kelei Hu, Ziyang Chen, and Jixiong Pu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 2300-2306 (2012)

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The propagation and focusing properties of partially coherent vector beams including radially polarized and azimuthally polarized (AP) beams are theoretically and experimentally investigated. The beam profile of a partially coherent radially or AP beam can be shaped by adjusting the initial spatial coherence length. The dark hollow, flat-topped, and Gaussian beam spots can be obtained, which will be useful in trapping particles. The experimental observations are consistent with the theoretical results.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2012
Published: October 11, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Kelei Hu, Ziyang Chen, and Jixiong Pu, "Investigation on partially coherent vector beams and their propagation and focusing properties," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 2300-2306 (2012)

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