Bibliographic Details

Vectorial optical fields : fundamentals and applications / Qiwen Zhan, University of Dayton, USA.

Author / Creator Zhan, Qiwen.
Imprint [Hackensack] New Jersey : World Scientific, 2013.
Description 1 online resource.
Language English
Subject Polarization (Light)
Electrooptics.
SCIENCE -- Physics -- Optics & Light.
Electrooptics.
Polarization (Light)
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11218799
ISBN 9789814449892
981444989X
9789814449885
9814449881
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Print version record.
Summary Polarization is a vector nature of light that plays an important role in optical science and engineering. While existing textbook treatments of light assume beams with spatially homogeneous polarization, there is an increasing interest in vectorial optical fields with spatially engineered states of polarization. New effects and phenomena have been predicted and observed for light beams with these unconventional polarization states. This edited review volume aims to provide a comprehensive overview and summarize the latest developments in this important emerging field of optics. This book will.
Other form Print version: Zhan, Qiwen. Vectorial optical fields 9789814449885
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Cylindrical Vector Beams
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Mathematical description of cylindrical vector beams
  • 3. Graphical representation of cylindrical vector beams
  • 4. Generation of cylindrical vector beams
  • 4.1. Passive generation methods in free space
  • 4.2. Passive generation methods using optical fiber
  • 4.3. Active generation methods
  • 5. Cylindrical vector beams under high NA focusing
  • 6. Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 2. Vector Optical Fields and their Novel Effects
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Generation of vector optical fields
  • 2.1. Local linearly polarized vector fields
  • 2.2. Hybridiy polarized vector fields
  • 3. Novel effects
  • 3.1. Optical cages
  • 3.2. Axial-symmetry broken vector fields
  • 3.3. Young's two-slit interference
  • 3.4. Optical orbital angular momentum (OAM)
  • 4. Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 3. Cylindrical Vector Beams for Spectroscopic Imaging of Single Molecules and Nanoparticles
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Theoretical background
  • 3. Instrumentation
  • 4. Fluorescence spheres to probe the quality of CVBs
  • 5. Single molecules
  • 6. Single nanoparticles
  • 6.1. Single SiO 2 nanoparticles
  • 6.2. Single silicon nanocrystals
  • 6.3. Excitation isotropy of single CdSe/ZnS quantum dots
  • 6.4. Optical characterization of single gold nanorods
  • 7. Orientation and position determination of a single quantum emitter inside an optical microcavily
  • 8. Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 4. Comprehensive Focal Field Engineering with Vectorial Optical Fields
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Three-dimensional focus shaping with CV beams
  • 3. Three-dimensional polarization control within focal volume
  • 4. Spherical spot with controllable 3D polarization
  • 5. Focus shaping through inverse dipole array radiation
  • 5.1. High purity optical needle field
  • 5.2. 3D optical tube, flattop focus and optical chain
  • 6. Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 5. Plasmonics with Vectorial Optical Fields
  • 1. Surface plasmon polaritons
  • 2. Interaction of vectorial fields with plasmonic structures
  • 2.1. Planar metallic thin film
  • 2.2. Bull's eye structures
  • 2.3. Extraordinary optical transmission with radial polarization
  • 2.4. Polarization mode matching and optimal plasmonic focusing
  • 2.5. Archimedes' spiral plasmonic lens
  • 2.6. Applications in near-field optical probe designs
  • 3. Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 6. Optical Measurement Techniques Utilizing Vectorial Optical Fields
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Manipulation techniques for vectorial optical fields
  • 3. Microellipsometer with rotational symmetry
  • 3.1. Microellipsometer with rotational symmetry
  • 3.2. Nulling microellipsometer with rotational symmetry
  • 4. Radial polarization interferometer
  • 5. Rapid mueller matrix polarimetry
  • 6. Atomic spin analyzer
  • 7. Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 7. Partially Coherent Vector Beams: From Theory to Experiment
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Characterizations of partially coherent vector beams
  • 3. Partially coherent vector beams with uniform state of polarization: theory
  • 3.1. Partially coherent electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam
  • 3.2. Tensor method for treating the paraxial propagation of partially coherent electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam
  • 3.3. Statistics properties of a partially coherent electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam in a Gaussian cavity
  • 3.4. Propagation of a partially coherent electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam in turbulent atmosphere
  • 3.5. Coincidence fractional Fourier transform with a partially coherent electromagnetic Gaussian Schell- model beam
  • 3.6. Degree of paraxialily of a partially coherent electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam
  • 4. Partially coherent vector beams with uniform stale of polarization: experiment
  • 4.1. Experimental generation and measurement of a partially coherent electromagnetic beam
  • 4.2. Experimental coupling of a partially coherent electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam into a single-mode optical fiber
  • 5. Partially coherent vector beams with non-uniform state of polarization: theory
  • 5.1. Cylindrical vector partially coherent beam and its paraxial propagation
  • 5.2. Tight focusing properties of a partially coherent azimuthally polarized beam
  • 6. Partially coherent vector beams with non-uniform state of polarization: experiment
  • 7. Summary
  • References
  • Index