Conical refraction healing after partially blocking the input beam

Turpin, Alex, Loiko, Yury V., Kalkandjiev, Todor K., Corbalán, Ramón and Mompart, Jordi (2015). Conical refraction healing after partially blocking the input beam. Physical Review A, 92 (1),

Abstract

In conical refraction, when a focused Gaussian beam passes along one of the optic axes of a biaxial crystal, it is transformed into a pair of concentric bright rings at the focal plane. We demonstrate both theoretically and experimentally that this transformation is hardly affected by partially blocking the Gaussian input beam with an obstacle. We analyze the influence of the size of the obstruction both on the transverse intensity pattern of the beam and on its state of polarization, which is shown to be very robust.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.92.013802
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Additional Information: ©2015 American Physical Society. Conical refraction healing after partially blocking the input beam. Alex Turpin, Yury V. Loiko, Todor K. Kalkandjiev, Ramón Corbalán, and Jordi Mompart. Phys. Rev. A 92, 013802 – Published 1 July 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2015-07-01
Authors: Turpin, Alex
Loiko, Yury V.
Kalkandjiev, Todor K.
Corbalán, Ramón
Mompart, Jordi

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