Abstract

We present an idea to generate an arbitrary space-variant vector beam with structured polarization and phase distributions. The vector beams are synthesized from the left- and right-hand polarized light, each carrying different phase distributions. Both the phase and the state of polarization of vector beams can be tailored independently and dynamically by a spatial light modulator.

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Beversluis, M. R.

Brown, T. G.

Campos, J.

Chen, H.

Courtial, J.

Ding, J.

Fabian, W.

Furhapter, S.

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

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Karimi, E.

L. Marrucci, E. Karimi, S. Slussarenko, B. Piccirillo, E. Santamato, E. Nagali, and F. Sciarrino, J. Opt. 13, 064001(2011).
[CrossRef]

Kazansky, P. G.

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[CrossRef]

Ni, W.

Novotny, L.

Padgett, M. J.

Pas’ko, V.

Piccirillo, B.

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[CrossRef]

Ritsch-Marte, M.

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

Santamato, E.

L. Marrucci, E. Karimi, S. Slussarenko, B. Piccirillo, E. Santamato, E. Nagali, and F. Sciarrino, J. Opt. 13, 064001(2011).
[CrossRef]

Sciarrino, F.

L. Marrucci, E. Karimi, S. Slussarenko, B. Piccirillo, E. Santamato, E. Nagali, and F. Sciarrino, J. Opt. 13, 064001(2011).
[CrossRef]

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Senatsky, Y.

Slussarenko, S.

L. Marrucci, E. Karimi, S. Slussarenko, B. Piccirillo, E. Santamato, E. Nagali, and F. Sciarrino, J. Opt. 13, 064001(2011).
[CrossRef]

Stranick, S. J.

Sun, K.

Thirugnanasambandam, M.

Ueda, K.

Vasnetsov, M.

Viswanathan, N. K.

Wang, F.

Wang, H.

Wang, X.

Wei, Q.

Xiao, M.

Xu, K.

Yang, Y.

Yzuel, M. J.

Zhan, Q.

Zhang, B.

Zheng, Z.

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Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Beresna, M. Gecevičius, P. G. Kazansky, and T. Gertus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 201101 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. (1)

L. Marrucci, E. Karimi, S. Slussarenko, B. Piccirillo, E. Santamato, E. Nagali, and F. Sciarrino, J. Opt. 13, 064001(2011).
[CrossRef]

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

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

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Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (1)

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

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Generated vector beam from the superposition of left- and right-hand circular polarizations carrying different helical phases: CCD camera images of vector field passing or not passing through linear polarizer (a)–(c), space- variant SOP (d), interference pattern between the vector beam and reference beam with the left-hand circular polarization (e) and the right-hand circular polarization (f). The transmission axis of polarizer is indicated by arrows in the corresponding frames wherever used.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Generated vector beam from left- and right-hand circular polarizations carrying azimuthal- and radial-variant phases.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Vector beam with a spatial structure specified by the Chinese Taiji pattern.

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E = e i δ 1 1 i + e i δ 2 1 i = e i β cos α sin α ,
E ( r , φ ) = e i φ 1 i + e i 5 r r 0 1 i = e i r 0 φ + 5 r 2 r 0 cos r 0 φ 5 r 2 r 0 sin r 0 φ 5 r 2 r 0 ,

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