5 November 2014 Effect of higher order aberrations on a radially polarized beam
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Abstract
Radially polarized beams have cylindrically symmetric polarization profile. When focused tightly such beam gives rise to a strong axially polarized electric field component at the focus. Owing to this unique property, radially polarized beams have found applications in a number of important areas. There has been published research work on the properties of the radially polarized beam in the presence of primary monochromatic aberrations. However optical system involving such beam may also contain second order aberrations. Unfortunately there has not been any such study in the available literature. In this work we will employ vectorial diffraction theory to investigate the effect of the focal field components due to the presence of second order aberrations.
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Md. Gaffar, B. R. Boruah, "Effect of higher order aberrations on a radially polarized beam", Proc. SPIE 9272, Optical Design and Testing VI, 92720J (5 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2072057; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2072057
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