Azimuthally and radially polarized light in conical diffraction

Stephen D. Grant, Svetlana A. Zolotovskaya, W. Allan Gillespie, Todor K. Kalkandjiev, Amin Abdolvand

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Abstract

Azimuthal and radial polarization states of light are used to produce conical diffraction (CD) from a KGd(WO4)2 crystal. The patterns produced in the ring plane in each case display marked differences than those seen when linearly polarized incident light is used, with the production of a splitting of the CD ring into two concentric rings of equal intensity. The free space evolution for each type of polarization state is also experimentally recorded and investigated. Comparison with theory shows agreement with the experimentally observed results.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1988-1991
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume39
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • azimuthal polarization
  • radial polarization
  • light
  • conical diffraction

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Grant, S. D., Zolotovskaya, S. A., Gillespie, W. A., Kalkandjiev, T. K., & Abdolvand, A. (2014). Azimuthally and radially polarized light in conical diffraction. Optics Letters, 39(7), 1988-1991. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001988
Grant, Stephen D. ; Zolotovskaya, Svetlana A. ; Gillespie, W. Allan ; Kalkandjiev, Todor K. ; Abdolvand, Amin. / Azimuthally and radially polarized light in conical diffraction. In: Optics Letters. 2014 ; Vol. 39, No. 7. pp. 1988-1991.
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Grant, SD, Zolotovskaya, SA, Gillespie, WA, Kalkandjiev, TK & Abdolvand, A 2014, 'Azimuthally and radially polarized light in conical diffraction' Optics Letters, vol. 39, no. 7, pp. 1988-1991. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001988

Azimuthally and radially polarized light in conical diffraction. / Grant, Stephen D.; Zolotovskaya, Svetlana A.; Gillespie, W. Allan; Kalkandjiev, Todor K.; Abdolvand, Amin.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 39, No. 7, 01.04.2014, p. 1988-1991.

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Grant SD, Zolotovskaya SA, Gillespie WA, Kalkandjiev TK, Abdolvand A. Azimuthally and radially polarized light in conical diffraction. Optics Letters. 2014 Apr 1;39(7):1988-1991. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001988