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16 February 2011 Hybrid vector beam generation
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Proceedings Volume 7950, Complex Light and Optical Forces V; 79500Z (2011)
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2011, San Francisco, California, United States
We experimentally demonstrate the generation of a class of spatially variant polarization beams called hybrid vector beams. Hybrid vector beams have cylindrically symmetric amplitude and a spatially varying degree of polarization ellipticity in their transverse profile about the beam axes, varying from linear to elliptical to circular every 45 degrees. We describe a method for the generation of various hybrid vector beam polarizations based on the transformation of various cylindrical vector beams using conventional wave plates. The Stokes parameters for the overall polarization of each hybrid vector beam generated are experimentally measured and mapped numerically.
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Giovanni Milione, Stefan Evans, and Robert R. Alfano "Hybrid vector beam generation", Proc. SPIE 7950, Complex Light and Optical Forces V, 79500Z (16 February 2011);

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