Rotation formulas in the jones calculus extended to axially symmetrically polarized beam

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The Jones calculus is widely used for analyzing the polarization of a fully polarized beam. By the Jones calculus, usually, a beam having spatially homogeneous polarization is analyzed. Recently, axially symmetrically polarized beams have attracted great interest, whose polarization is not homogeneous in its cross section. The Jones calculus can be extended to such beams by adding angularly variant terms. We show the necessity of the correct rotation formulas in the Jones calculus extended to axially symmetrically polarized beam, and deduce them. We also show the effectiveness of this calculus by calculating the generation of two types of axially symmetrically polarized beams with an angularly variant optical element.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2011
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529176
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2011 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Oct 162011 Oct 20

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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