Degree of polarization in the focal region of a lens

Xinying Zhao, Taco D. Visser, Govind P. Agrawal

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Abstract

We examine the 3D distribution of the degree of polarization (DOP) in the focal region of a thin paraxial lens. Analytic expressions for the case of a focused Gaussian–Schell model beam are derived. These show that the DOP satisfies certain spatial symmetry relations. Furthermore, its value varies strongly in the vicinity of the geometrical focus, and its maximum, which need not occur at the focus, can be significantly higher than that of the incident beam.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1518-1522
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Volume35
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018

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Degree of polarization in the focal region of a lens. / Zhao, Xinying; Visser, Taco D.; Agrawal, Govind P.

In: Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, Vol. 35, No. 9, 09.2018, p. 1518-1522.

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