11 December 2012 Polarization manipulation of radially polarized beams
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Abstract
We used patterned radial polarizers to easily generate and detect radially polarized beams. We then showed how to spatially manipulate the two-dimensional polarization mapping provided by a radial polarizer using different waveplate systems to obtain new two-dimensional polarization states. One system is particularly useful, since it converts the radial polarized beam into the azimuthally polarized beam. The transformed beams were analyzed using linear, circular, and radial polarizers. The Jones matrix formalism was applied for the theoretical analysis.
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Ignacio Moreno, Jorge Albero, Jeffrey A. Davis, Don M. Cottrell, Johnathan B. Cushing, "Polarization manipulation of radially polarized beams," Optical Engineering 51(12), 128003 (11 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.51.12.128003 . Submission:
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