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Interference with polarized light beams: Generation of spatially varying polarization
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10.1119/1.3224761
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Fig. 1.

Theoretical simplification of the proposed experimental setup.

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Fig. 2.

(Color online) Effect of the parameters on electromagnetic fields with orthogonal polarization, . (a) Linear polarization , , ; (dot-dashed). (b) Linear polarization , , ; (dot-dashed).(c) Elliptical polarization , , ; (dot-dashed).

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Fig. 3.

Experimental setup.

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Fig. 4.

(Color online) P-S configuration. Interference of beams with horizontal and vertical linear polarizations, equal field amplitudes, and initial phases , , , , and . The left-hand-side shows the intensities obtained after the analyzer. The right-hand-side gives the theoretical intensities. The orientation of the analyzer corresponds to (a) 0°, (b) 45°, (c) 90°, and (d) −45°. The vertical lines are markers relating the experimental and theoretical results.

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Fig. 5.

(Color online) P-S configuration. Interference of beams with horizontal and vertical linear polarizations, equal field amplitudes, and initial phases , , , , and . (a) Stokes parameters (diamond), (circle), (square), and (triangle). (b) Polarization trajectory on the polarization sphere given by the normalized Stokes parameters , , and . (c) Polarization state corresponding to the point labeled A/B/C/D.

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Fig. 6.

(Color online) R-L configuration. Interference of beams with right circular and vertical linear polarizations, equal field amplitudes, and initial phases , , and . The experimental intensities and the theoretical intensities are shown as in Fig. 4. The orientation of the analyzer corresponds to (a) 0°, (b) 45°, (c) 90°, and (d) −45°. The vertical lines relate the experimental and theoretical results.

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Fig. 7.

(Color online) R-L configuration. Interference of beams with right circular and vertical linear polarizations, equal field amplitudes, and initial phases , , and . (a) Stokes parameters (diamond), (circle), (square), and (triangle). (b) Polarization trajectory on the polarization sphere given by the normalized Stokes parameters , , and . (c) Polarization state corresponding to the point labeled A/B/C/D.

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Fig. 8.

(Color online) R-S configuration. Interference of beams with right and left circular polarizations, equal field amplitudes, and initial phases , , , , and . The orientation of the analyzer corresponds to (a) 0°, (b) 45°, (c) 90°, and (d) −45°. The vertical lines relate the experimental and theoretical results.

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Fig. 9.

(Color online) R-S configuration. Interference of beams with right and left circular polarizations, equal field amplitudes, and initial phases , , , , and . (a) Stokes parameters (diamond), (circle), (square), and (triangle). (b) Polarization trajectory on the polarization sphere given by the normalized Stokes parameters , , and . (c) Polarization state corresponding to the point labeled A/B/C/D.

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Scitation: Interference with polarized light beams: Generation of spatially varying polarization
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