31 October 2016 Manipulation of full Poincaré beams on a hybrid Poincaré sphere
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We present a hybrid Poincaré sphere, whose eigenstates are defined as a pair of circularly polarized fundamental-mode Gaussian beam and a Laguerre-Gaussian beam, to describe the so-called full Poincaré beam. We also show that any desired full Poincaré beam over the hybrid Poincaré sphere via modulating the incident polarization state of light and two cascaded half-wave plates. This research provides an alternative way for charactering and manipulating the full Poincaré beam and an effective method to control the polarization state of light.
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Xiaohui Ling, Xunong Yi, Zhiping Dai, Youwen Wang, Liezun Chen, "Manipulation of full Poincaré beams on a hybrid Poincaré sphere", Proc. SPIE 10022, Holography, Diffractive Optics, and Applications VII, 100220X (31 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2245520; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2245520
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