TY - GEN

T1 - Rotation formulas in the jones calculus extended to axially symmetrically polarized beam

AU - Matsuo, Shigeki

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

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U2 - 10.1364/fio.2011.fthq2

DO - 10.1364/fio.2011.fthq2

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:85088760438

SN - 9781557529176

T3 - Optics InfoBase Conference Papers

BT - Frontiers in Optics, FiO 2011

PB - Optical Society of America (OSA)

T2 - Frontiers in Optics, FiO 2011

Y2 - 16 October 2011 through 20 October 2011

ER -