Dynamics of linear polarization conversion in uniaxial crystals

Yana Izdebskaya, Etienne Brasselet, Vladlen Shvedov, Anton Desyatnikov, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Yuri Kivshar

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We report on the experimental and theoretical investigation of polarization conversion of linearly polarized Gaussian beam propagating in perpendicularly cut homogeneous uniaxial crystals. We derive analytical expressions, in good agreement with experimental data, for power transfer between components at normal incidence accompanied by the generation of a topological quadrupole. We extend the results to the oblique incidence case and confirm experimentally the optimal parameters for generation of a single charge on-axis optical vortex, including spectrally resolved measurements for the white-light beams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18196-18208
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Express
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Sep 28 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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