Creating Complex Optical Longitudinal Polarization Structures
Maucher, F.; Skupin, S.; Gardiner, S. A.; Hughes, I. G.
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Professor Ifan Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org
In this Letter, we show that it is possible to structure the longitudinal polarization component of light. We illustrate our approach by demonstrating linked and knotted longitudinal vortex lines acquired upon nonparaxially propagating a tightly focused subwavelength beam. The remaining degrees of freedom in the transverse polarization components can be exploited to generate customized topological vector beams.
Maucher, F., Skupin, S., Gardiner, S., & Hughes, I. (2018). Creating Complex Optical Longitudinal Polarization Structures. Physical Review Letters, 120(16), Article 163903. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.120.163903
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jan 12, 2018|
|Online Publication Date||Apr 16, 2018|
|Publication Date||Apr 16, 2018|
|Deposit Date||Apr 17, 2018|
|Publicly Available Date||Apr 18, 2018|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|Publisher||American Physical Society|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
Published Journal Article
Reprinted with permission from the American Physical Society: Maucher, F., Skupin, S., Gardiner, S. A. & Hughes, I. G. (2018). Creating Complex Optical Longitudinal Polarization Structures. Physical Review Letters 120(16): 163903 © 2018 by the American Physical Society. Readers may view, browse, and/or download material for temporary copying purposes only, provided these uses are for noncommercial personal purposes. Except as provided by law, this material may not be further reproduced, distributed, transmitted, modified, adapted, performed, displayed, published, or sold in whole or part, without prior written permission from the American Physical Society.
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