Full Poincare beams obtained by means of uniaxial crystals



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González de Sande, Juan Carlos and Santarsiero, Massimo and Piquero Sanz, Gemma María (2017) Full Poincare beams obtained by means of uniaxial crystals. Proceedings of SPIE, 10453 . ISSN 0277-786X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2275812


The generation of non-uniformly totally polarized beams and the study of their applications is a subject of increasing interest in the last years. A particular class of beams of this kind are the so-called full Poincare beams, which have the property of presenting all possible polarization states across their transverse section. Here we present a simple and easy way to obtain a beam endowed with such property. The method is based on the use of an initially linearly polarized beam that propagates along the optic axis of a uniaxial crystal.

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© 2017 SPIE.
International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics (3. 2017. Faro, Portugal).
Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad project FIS2016-75147.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Nonuniformly polarized beams; Anisotropic crystals; Vector beams; Propagation; Light; Depolarizer; State; Gauss
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:45469
Deposited On:21 Nov 2017 13:00
Last Modified:21 Jun 2022 17:06

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