Abstract

We describe a convenient approach for generating arbitrary vector beams in a 4-f system with a spatial light modulator (SLM) and a common path interferometric arrangement. A computer-generated hologram is introduced onto SLM for performing the beam conversion. Optical realization of a variety of polarization configurations confirms the reliability and flexibility of our method.

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2006 (2)

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C. Maurer, A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, New J. Phys. 9, 78 (2007).
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Beversluis, M.

A. Bouhelier, M. Beversluis, A. Hartschuh, and L. Novotny, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 013903 (2003).
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Beversluis, M. R.

L. Novotny, M. R. Beversluis, K. S. Youngworth, and T. G. Brown, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5251 (2001).
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Biener, G.

Bomzon, Z.

Bouhelier, A.

A. Bouhelier, M. Beversluis, A. Hartschuh, and L. Novotny, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 013903 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Brown, T. G.

L. Novotny, M. R. Beversluis, K. S. Youngworth, and T. G. Brown, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5251 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. S. Youngworth and T. G. Brown, Opt. Express 7, 77 (2000).
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Bu, J.

K. J. Moh, X.-C. Yuan, J. Bu, D. K. Y. Low, and R. E. Burge, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Burge, R. E.

K. J. Moh, X.-C. Yuan, J. Bu, D. K. Y. Low, and R. E. Burge, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Churin, E. G.

E. G. Churin, J. Hoßfeld, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Commun. 99, 13 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Ciattoni, A.

A. Ciattoni, B. Crosignani, P. Di Porto, and A. Yariv, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 073902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Crosignani, B.

A. Ciattoni, B. Crosignani, P. Di Porto, and A. Yariv, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 073902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Di Porto, P.

A. Ciattoni, B. Crosignani, P. Di Porto, and A. Yariv, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 073902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ding, J. P.

Dorn, R.

R. Dorn, S. Quabis, and G. Leuchs, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fürhapter, S.

C. Maurer, A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, New J. Phys. 9, 78 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Guo, C. S.

Hartschuh, A.

A. Bouhelier, M. Beversluis, A. Hartschuh, and L. Novotny, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 013903 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hasman, E.

Hoßfeld, J.

E. G. Churin, J. Hoßfeld, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Commun. 99, 13 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Jesacher, A.

C. Maurer, A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, New J. Phys. 9, 78 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jureller, J. E.

Juskaitis, R.

Kleiner, V.

Kozawa, Y.

Leger, J. R.

Leuchs, G.

R. Dorn, S. Quabis, and G. Leuchs, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Li, J. L.

Liang, P. Y.

Low, D. K. Y.

K. J. Moh, X.-C. Yuan, J. Bu, D. K. Y. Low, and R. E. Burge, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Massoumian, F.

Maurer, C.

C. Maurer, A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, New J. Phys. 9, 78 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Moh, K. J.

K. J. Moh, X.-C. Yuan, J. Bu, D. K. Y. Low, and R. E. Burge, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Musha, M.

Neil, M. A. A.

Novotny, L.

A. Bouhelier, M. Beversluis, A. Hartschuh, and L. Novotny, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 013903 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Novotny, M. R. Beversluis, K. S. Youngworth, and T. G. Brown, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5251 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Park, S.

Piche, M.

C. Varin and M. Piche, Appl. Phys. B 74, S83 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Quabis, S.

R. Dorn, S. Quabis, and G. Leuchs, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ritsch-Marte, M.

C. Maurer, A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, New J. Phys. 9, 78 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sato, S.

Scherer, N. F.

Shirakawa, A.

Toussaint, K. C.

Tschudi, T.

E. G. Churin, J. Hoßfeld, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Commun. 99, 13 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

Varin, C.

C. Varin and M. Piche, Appl. Phys. B 74, S83 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wang, H. T.

Wilson, T.

Yariv, A.

A. Ciattoni, B. Crosignani, P. Di Porto, and A. Yariv, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 073902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Youngworth, K. S.

L. Novotny, M. R. Beversluis, K. S. Youngworth, and T. G. Brown, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5251 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. S. Youngworth and T. G. Brown, Opt. Express 7, 77 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yuan, X.-C.

K. J. Moh, X.-C. Yuan, J. Bu, D. K. Y. Low, and R. E. Burge, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhan, Q. W.

Zhang, Z. M.

Zhou, J.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

C. Varin and M. Piche, Appl. Phys. B 74, S83 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

K. J. Moh, X.-C. Yuan, J. Bu, D. K. Y. Low, and R. E. Burge, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251114 (2006).
[CrossRef]

New J. Phys. (1)

C. Maurer, A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, New J. Phys. 9, 78 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

E. G. Churin, J. Hoßfeld, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Commun. 99, 13 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (4)

R. Dorn, S. Quabis, and G. Leuchs, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Novotny, M. R. Beversluis, K. S. Youngworth, and T. G. Brown, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5251 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Ciattoni, B. Crosignani, P. Di Porto, and A. Yariv, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 073902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Bouhelier, M. Beversluis, A. Hartschuh, and L. Novotny, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 013903 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Generated single-mode vector beams by introducing the helical phase of topological charge m = 1 into SLM, for φ 0 = 0 , π 4 , π 2 , and 3 π 4 .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Generated double-mode vector beams. The inner modes correspond to m = 1 and φ 0 = 0 . The outer modes correspond to φ 0 = π 4 , π 2 , 3 π 4 , and π, with the same topological charge of m = 1 .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Generated single-mode vector beams with larger topological charges of m = 2 , 3, and 5, with the same initial phase of φ 0 = 0 .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Generated double-mode vector beams with larger topological charges of m = 2 , 4, and 7, with the same initial phase of φ 0 = 0 . The inner modes correspond to m = 1 . The outer modes correspond to m = 2 , 4, and 7.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Generated single-mode vector beams with the noninteger topological charges of m = 0.5 and 1.5.

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