Instrumentation, Techniques, and Measurement

Optical vortices with axisymmetric polarization structure

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Andrey Leonidovich Sokolov

Joint-Stock Company, Research-and-Production Corporation Precision Systems and Instruments, Kolomna, Moscow, Russia

Opt. Eng. 56(1), 014109 (Jan 31, 2017). doi:10.1117/1.OE.56.1.014109
History: Received October 27, 2016; Accepted January 10, 2017
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Abstract.  Consideration is given to the basic properties and characteristics of optical vortices (OV) featuring a helical phase structure combined with axisymmetric polarization structure. Correlation between polarization-symmetric beams and OV is analyzed. Based on the Jones formalized matrices, it is shown how axisymmetric polarization structure is generated when an optical vortex passes through spiral optical elements: polarizer and phase plate. It is shown that the polarization-optical system consisting of two cube-corner reflectors with a special phase-correction coating to ensure a certain phase shift between electric vector components is equivalent to a spiral two-order rotator, which provides an optical vortex from a circular-polarization wave.

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Andrey Leonidovich Sokolov
"Optical vortices with axisymmetric polarization structure", Opt. Eng. 56(1), 014109 (Jan 31, 2017). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.1.014109


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