Abstract

The propagation and focusing properties of partially coherent vector beams including radially polarized and azimuthally polarized (AP) beams are theoretically and experimentally investigated. The beam profile of a partially coherent radially or AP beam can be shaped by adjusting the initial spatial coherence length. The dark hollow, flat-topped, and Gaussian beam spots can be obtained, which will be useful in trapping particles. The experimental observations are consistent with the theoretical results.

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[CrossRef]

2006 (2)

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2002 (1)

2001 (2)

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2000 (2)

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1999 (1)

1998 (2)

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[CrossRef]

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Beversluis, M. R.

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[CrossRef]

Bomzon, Z.

Z. Bomzon, V. Kleiner, and E. Hasman, “Formation of radially polarized and azimuthally polarized light using space-invariant subwavelength metal stripe gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1587–1589 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Borghi, R.

F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, S. Vicalvi, R. Borghi, and G. Guattari, “Beam coherence-polarization matrix,” Pure Appl. Opt. 7, 941–951 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Brown, T. G.

L. Novotny, M. R. Beversluis, K. S. Youngworth, and T. G. Brown, “Longitudinal field modes probed by single molecules,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5251–5254 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. S. Youngworth and T. G. Brown, “Focusing of high numerical aperture cylindrical vector beams,” Opt. Express 7, 77–87 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Cai, Y.

Chen, Z.

Deng, D.

Dorn, R.

R. Dorn, S. Quabis, and G. Leuchs, “Sharper focus for a radially polarized light beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Duan, K.

Eyyuboglu, H. T.

Gori, F.

F. Gori, “Matrix treatment for partially polarized, partially coherent beams,” Opt. Lett. 23, 241–243 (1998).
[CrossRef]

F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, S. Vicalvi, R. Borghi, and G. Guattari, “Beam coherence-polarization matrix,” Pure Appl. Opt. 7, 941–951 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Guattari, G.

F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, S. Vicalvi, R. Borghi, and G. Guattari, “Beam coherence-polarization matrix,” Pure Appl. Opt. 7, 941–951 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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Z. Bomzon, V. Kleiner, and E. Hasman, “Formation of radially polarized and azimuthally polarized light using space-invariant subwavelength metal stripe gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1587–1589 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hecht, B.

B. Stick, B. Hecht, and L. Novotny, “Orientational imaging of single molecules by annular illumination,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4482–4485 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hu, K.

Kleiner, V.

Z. Bomzon, V. Kleiner, and E. Hasman, “Formation of radially polarized and azimuthally polarized light using space-invariant subwavelength metal stripe gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1587–1589 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Leger, J. R.

Leuchs, G.

R. Dorn, S. Quabis, and G. Leuchs, “Sharper focus for a radially polarized light beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Li, J.

Lin, Q.

Liu, D.

H. Wang, D. Liu, and Z. Zhou, “The propagation of radially polarized partially coherent beam through an optical system in turbulent atmosphere,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 361–369 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lu, B.

Lu, X.

Musha, M.

Novotny, L.

L. Novotny, M. R. Beversluis, K. S. Youngworth, and T. G. Brown, “Longitudinal field modes probed by single molecules,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5251–5254 (2001).
[CrossRef]

B. Stick, B. Hecht, and L. Novotny, “Orientational imaging of single molecules by annular illumination,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4482–4485 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Pu, J.

Quabis, S.

R. Dorn, S. Quabis, and G. Leuchs, “Sharper focus for a radially polarized light beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Santarsiero, M.

F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, S. Vicalvi, R. Borghi, and G. Guattari, “Beam coherence-polarization matrix,” Pure Appl. Opt. 7, 941–951 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Seshadri, S. R.

Sheppard, C. J. R.

Shirakawa, A.

Stick, B.

B. Stick, B. Hecht, and L. Novotny, “Orientational imaging of single molecules by annular illumination,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4482–4485 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Tervo, J.

J. Tervo, “Azimuthal polarization and partial coherence,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 1947–1980 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K. I.

Vicalvi, S.

F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, S. Vicalvi, R. Borghi, and G. Guattari, “Beam coherence-polarization matrix,” Pure Appl. Opt. 7, 941–951 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Wang, H.

H. Wang, D. Liu, and Z. Zhou, “The propagation of radially polarized partially coherent beam through an optical system in turbulent atmosphere,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 361–369 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yew, E. Y. S.

Youngworth, K. S.

L. Novotny, M. R. Beversluis, K. S. Youngworth, and T. G. Brown, “Longitudinal field modes probed by single molecules,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5251–5254 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Zhan, Q.

Zhan, Q. W.

Zhong, L. X.

Zhou, Z.

H. Wang, D. Liu, and Z. Zhou, “The propagation of radially polarized partially coherent beam through an optical system in turbulent atmosphere,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 361–369 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

H. Wang, D. Liu, and Z. Zhou, “The propagation of radially polarized partially coherent beam through an optical system in turbulent atmosphere,” Appl. Phys. B 101, 361–369 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Z. Bomzon, V. Kleiner, and E. Hasman, “Formation of radially polarized and azimuthally polarized light using space-invariant subwavelength metal stripe gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1587–1589 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

Z. Chen and J. Pu, “Propagation characteristics of aberrant stochastic electromagetic beams in turbulent atmosphere,” J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 9, 1123–1130 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (4)

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

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

R. Dorn, S. Quabis, and G. Leuchs, “Sharper focus for a radially polarized light beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

L. Novotny, M. R. Beversluis, K. S. Youngworth, and T. G. Brown, “Longitudinal field modes probed by single molecules,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5251–5254 (2001).
[CrossRef]

B. Stick, B. Hecht, and L. Novotny, “Orientational imaging of single molecules by annular illumination,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4482–4485 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, S. Vicalvi, R. Borghi, and G. Guattari, “Beam coherence-polarization matrix,” Pure Appl. Opt. 7, 941–951 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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