Generation of optical vector beams with a diffractive optical element interferometer

Kimani C. Toussaint, Sungnam Park, Justin E. Jureller, Norbert F. Scherer

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Abstract

We present a novel approach to generating radially and azimuthally polarized vector beams that utilize an interferometer constructed from two identical diffractive optical elements. The measured polarization properties of four vector beam states and their phase relationships are in good agreement with theoretical expectations. This interferometer is passively phase stable and robust, making it suitable for linear and non-linear optical (superresolution) microscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2846-2848
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume30
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

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Generation of optical vector beams with a diffractive optical element interferometer. / Toussaint, Kimani C.; Park, Sungnam; Jureller, Justin E.; Scherer, Norbert F.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 30, No. 21, 01.11.2005, p. 2846-2848.

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Toussaint, Kimani C. ; Park, Sungnam ; Jureller, Justin E. ; Scherer, Norbert F. / Generation of optical vector beams with a diffractive optical element interferometer. In: Optics Letters. 2005 ; Vol. 30, No. 21. pp. 2846-2848.
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