18 April 2017 Tailored vectorial light fields: flower, spider web and hybrid structures
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Proceedings Volume 10252, Optical Manipulation Conference; 102520D (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2274935
Event: SPIE Technologies and Applications of Structured Light, 2017, Yokohama, Japan
We present the realization and analysis of tailored vector fields including polarization singularities. The fields are generated by a holographic method based on an advanced system including a spatial light modulator. We demonstrate our systems capabilities realizing specifically customized vector fields including stationary points of defined polarization in its transverse plane. Subsequently, vectorial flowers and spider webs as well as unique hybrid structures of these are introduced, and embedded singular points are characterized. These sophisticated light fields reveal attractive properties that pave the way to advanced application in e.g. optical micromanipulation. Beyond particle manipulation, they contribute essentially to actual questions in singular optics.
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Eileen Otte, Eileen Otte, Christina Alpmann, Christina Alpmann, Cornelia Denz, Cornelia Denz, } "Tailored vectorial light fields: flower, spider web and hybrid structures", Proc. SPIE 10252, Optical Manipulation Conference, 102520D (18 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274935; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2274935


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