7-11 July 2014
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Measuring phase with Stokes measurements

8 Jul 2014, 14:20
D Les 102

D Les 102

Oral Presentation Track C - Photonics Photonics


Mrs Angela Dudley (CSIR)

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We present an approach to measure the phase (or wavefront) of an optical field by performing a series of polarization measurements, known as Stokes measurements. Our technique consists of a spatial light modulator and a polarization grating, which acts as a polarizing beam-splitter for right- and left-circular polarization states. This approach exploits the amplitude and phase relationship between orthogonal states of polarization to determine the phase of an optical field. We demonstrate the effectiveness of this method by reconstructing the phase of both static and propagating optical fields such as optical vortices, Airy beams and Bessel beams.

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Mrs Angela Dudley (CSIR)


Prof. Andrew Forbes (CSIR) Mr Giovanni Milione (City University of New York, USA) Prof. Robert Alfano (City University of New York, USA)

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