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Title: Generation of cylindrically polarized vector vortex beams with digital micromirror device

We propose a novel technique to directly transform a linearly polarized Gaussian beam into vector-vortex beams with various spatial patterns. Full high-quality control of amplitude and phase is implemented via a Digital Micro-mirror Device (DMD) binary holography for generating Laguerre-Gaussian, Bessel-Gaussian, and helical Mathieu–Gaussian modes, while a radial polarization converter (S-waveplate) is employed to effectively convert the optical vortices into cylindrically polarized vortex beams. Additionally, the generated vector-vortex beams maintain their polarization symmetry after arbitrary polarization manipulation. Due to the high frame rates of DMD, rapid switching among a series of vector modes carrying different orbital angular momenta paves the way for optical microscopy, trapping, and communication.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Optics and Optical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui Province 230026 (China)
  2. National Center for Protein Sciences Shanghai, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS, Shanghai 201210 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22402610
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 18; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AMPLITUDES; BEAMS; CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION; EQUIPMENT; HOLOGRAPHY; MIRRORS; OPTICAL MICROSCOPY; ORBITAL ANGULAR MOMENTUM; POLARIZATION; QUALITY CONTROL; SYMMETRY; TRAPPING; VECTORS