TY - JOUR

T1 - Matrix calculus for axially symmetric polarized beam

AU - Matsuo, Shigeki

PY - 2011/6/20

Y1 - 2011/6/20

N2 - The Jones calculus is a well known method for analyzing the polarization of a fully polarized beam. It deals with a beam having spatially homogeneous polarization. In recent years, axially symmetric polarized beams, where the polarization is not homogeneous in its cross section, have attracted great interest. In the present article, we show the formula for the rotation of beams and optical elements on the angularly variant term-added Jones calculus, which is required for analyzing axially symmetric beams. In addition, we introduce an extension of the Jones calculus: use of the polar coordinate basis. With this calculus, the representation of some angularly variant beams and optical elements are simplified and become intuitive. We show definitions, examples, and conversion formulas between different notations.

AB - The Jones calculus is a well known method for analyzing the polarization of a fully polarized beam. It deals with a beam having spatially homogeneous polarization. In recent years, axially symmetric polarized beams, where the polarization is not homogeneous in its cross section, have attracted great interest. In the present article, we show the formula for the rotation of beams and optical elements on the angularly variant term-added Jones calculus, which is required for analyzing axially symmetric beams. In addition, we introduce an extension of the Jones calculus: use of the polar coordinate basis. With this calculus, the representation of some angularly variant beams and optical elements are simplified and become intuitive. We show definitions, examples, and conversion formulas between different notations.

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U2 - 10.1364/OE.19.012815

DO - 10.1364/OE.19.012815

M3 - Article

C2 - 21716524

AN - SCOPUS:79959417492

SN - 1094-4087

VL - 19

SP - 12815

EP - 12824

JO - Optics Express

JF - Optics Express

IS - 13

ER -