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4 May 2012 Generation of complex beams by means of polarization holograms
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In this paper we present the experimental generation of complex beams by means of a polarization holographic technique. The interference of a reference Gaussian beam and a complex beam having opposite circular polarization states, stored on a highly polarization sensitive material, generates polarization holograms whose diffracted beams are high quality complex fields. The technique is tested with the generation of three different types of beams: a simple vortex, a Bessel and a Laguerre-Gaussian beam. This suggests an alternative method for the generation of complex beams with predetermined polarization states.
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U. Ruiz, K. Volke-Sepúlveda, C. Provenzano, P. Pagliusi, and G. Cipparrone "Generation of complex beams by means of polarization holograms", Proc. SPIE 8429, Optical Modelling and Design II, 84290N (4 May 2012); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.922011
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