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25 February 2014 Incoherent polarized white-light vecctor vortex from a q-plate
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Proceedings Volume 8999, Complex Light and Optical Forces VIII; 89990P (2014)
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2014, San Francisco, California, United States
A spatially incoherent white light optical vortex is generated using a tunable liquid crystal q-plate and white lamp source. This work investigates the propagation of incoherent vector vortex to the far field, and makes comparisons with a coherent optical vortex at a particular wavelength. The contrast ratio between the vortex’s ring and core darkness is determined, and the polarization of the vortex s mapped. For the keywords, select up to 8 key terms for a search on your manuscript's subject.
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Thien An Nguyen, Yisa Rumala, Giovanni Milione, Daniel A. Nolan, Ebrahim Karimi, Sergei Slussarenko, Lorenzo Marrucci, and Robert R. Alfano "Incoherent polarized white-light vecctor vortex from a q-plate", Proc. SPIE 8999, Complex Light and Optical Forces VIII, 89990P (25 February 2014);

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