5 December 2014 Elliptical analyzer and plurality of light polarization state singularities
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Proceedings Volume 9441, 19th Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics; 94411Q (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2176547
Event: XIX Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 2014, Jelenia Gora, Poland
Abstract
The paper shows that the localization of a given light polarization state singularity of the optical field is strictly related to the elliptical analyzer properties. There are at least four reasons for such an approach: 1) there is an infinite number of light polarizations state representations; 2) the light polarization state cannot be measured directly; 3) non-measurable polarization state distribution of a light wave can be transformed into a measurable one using an elliptical analyzer; 4) the analyzer’s properties strictly determine the light polarization state representation. As a consequence, in my opinion, one cannot consider the properties of light polarization state singularities regardless of the analyzer’s polarization properties.
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Piotr Kurzynowski, Piotr Kurzynowski, "Elliptical analyzer and plurality of light polarization state singularities", Proc. SPIE 9441, 19th Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 94411Q (5 December 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2176547; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2176547
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