Applied Physics B

, Volume 81, Issue 5, pp 597–600

Generation of a radially polarized doughnut mode of high quality

  • S. Quabis
  • R. Dorn
  • G. Leuchs
Regular Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-005-1887-1

Cite this article as:
Quabis, S., Dorn, R. & Leuchs, G. Appl. Phys. B (2005) 81: 597. doi:10.1007/s00340-005-1887-1

Abstract

We present an experimental set-up to generate laser beams with locally varying polarization distribution. In a linear set-up, a radially polarized beam of high quality regarding intensity distribution, polarization and phase-front distortion is generated. This beam can be used for tight focusing. Further applications are discussed.

PACS

42.25.Ja 42.60.Jf 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Quabis
    • 1
  • R. Dorn
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Leuchs
    • 1
  1. 1.Max Planck Research Group, Institute of Optics, Information and PhotonicsUniversity Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.OPTOCRAFT GmbHErlangenGermany

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