Dynamic modulation of Poincaré beams

Generation of complex Poincaré beams is enabled by amplitude and phase modulation accompanied by simultaneous spatially polarization structuring. A holographic system to tailor complex light fields and optical angular momentum structures forecasts promising applications in quantum communication and...

Authors: Alpmann, Christina
Schlickriede, Christian
Otte, Eileen
Denz, Cornelia
Division/Institute:FB 11: Physik
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2017
Date of publication on miami:16.05.2019
Modification date:16.05.2019
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:Scientific Reports 7 (2017) 8076, 1-9
DDC Subject:530: Physik
License:CC BY 4.0
Language:English
Funding:Finanziert durch den Open-Access-Publikationsfonds 2018 der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) und der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU Münster).
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-84199549350
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-84199549350
Other Identifiers:DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-07437-9
Digital documents:artikel_alpmann_2017.pdf

Generation of complex Poincaré beams is enabled by amplitude and phase modulation accompanied by simultaneous spatially polarization structuring. A holographic system to tailor complex light fields and optical angular momentum structures forecasts promising applications in quantum communication and optical trapping. Experimental results are presented together with simulations of complex Poincaré beams embedding different types of polarization singularities. Additionally, parameters of the dynamic polarization modulation system are discussed and analyzed to demonstrate the enormous capability of the method.