Azimuthally and radially polarized light in conical diffraction

Stephen D. Grant, Svetlana Zolotovskaya, W. Allan Gillespie, Todor K. Kalkandjiev, Amin Abdolvand

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    Abstract

    Azimuthal and radial polarization states of light are used to produce conical diffraction (CD) from a KGdWO42 crystal. The patterns produced in the ring plane in each case display marked differences than those seen when linearly polarized incident light is used, with the production of a splitting of the CD ring into two concentric rings of equal intensity. The free space evolution for each type of polarization state is also experimentally recorded and investigated. Comparison with theory shows agreement with the experimentally observed results. © 2014 Optical Society of America
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1988-1991
    Number of pages4
    JournalOptics Letters
    Volume39
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014

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    Keywords

    • Crystal Optics
    • Polarization
    • Birefringence

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