Abstract

We proposed a method of polarization shaping in the focal region with the polarization modulation of incident light. By using an iterative optimization based on a vectorial diffraction calculation with the help of the fast Fourier transform, we can tailor the polarization structure in the focal plane. This provides a novel way to control the vectorial feature of the focal volume with the help of polarization tailoring, which is different from the method using wavefront shaping. The capability of polarization-only modulation on the incident light is demonstrated by optical experiments.

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Adv. Opt. Photon. (1)

Appl. Opt. (1)

J Biomed. Opt. (1)

N. Huse, A. Schonle, and S. W. Hell, J Biomed. Opt. 6, 480 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. (1)

W. Chen and Q. Zhan, J. Opt. 12, 045707 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Nat. Photon. (2)

H. Wand, L. Shi, B. Lukyanchu, C. Sheppard, and C. Chong, Nat. Photon. 2, 501 (2008).
[CrossRef]

K. A. Serrels, E. Ramsay, R. J. Warburton, and D. T. Reid, Nat. Photon. 2, 311 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

D. G. Grier, Nature 424, 810 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (4)

X. Wang, J. Ding, J. Qin, J. Chen, Y. Fan, and H. Wang, Opt. Commun. 282, 3421 (2009).
[CrossRef]

I. Iglesias and B. Vohnsena, Opt. Commun. 271, 40 (2007).
[CrossRef]

B. R. Boruah and M. A. A. Neil, Opt. Commun. 282, 4660 (2009).
[CrossRef]

L. E. Helseth, Opt. Commun. 212, 343 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (6)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Optik (Jena) (1)

R. W. Gerchberg and W. O. Saxton, Optik (Jena) 35, 237 (1972).

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

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

H. P. Urbach and S. F. Pereira, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 123904 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. F. Abouraddy and K. C. Toussaint, Jr., Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 153901 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Proc. R. Soc. A (1)

B. Richards and E. Wolf, Proc. R. Soc. A 253, 358 (1959).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

J. J. Stamnes, Waves in Focal Regions (Taylor & Francis Group, 2006).

F. M. Dickey, S. C. Holswade, and D. L. Shealy, Laser Beam Shaping Applications (Taylor & Francis Group, 2006).

M. Gu, Advanced Optical Imaging Theory (Springer, 2000).

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