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dc.contributor.authorAlj, D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPaladugu, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVolpe, G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCaputo, R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorUmeton, C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T11:00:18Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T11:00:18Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.issn0003-6951
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/26474
dc.description.abstractLocal shaping of the polarization state of a light beam is appealing for a number of applications. This can be achieved by employing devices containing birefringent materials. In this article, we present one such enables converting a uniformly circularly polarized beam into a cylindrical vector beam (CVB). This device has been fabricated by exploiting the POLICRYPS (POlymer-LIquid CRYstals-Polymer-Slices) photocuring technique. It is a liquid-crystal-based optical diffraction grating featuring polar symmetry of the director alignment. We have characterized the resulting CVB profile and polarization for the cases of left and right circularly polarized incoming beams.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleApplied Physics Lettersen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4935605en_US
dc.subjectBirefringenceen_US
dc.subjectCircular polarizationen_US
dc.subjectLiquid crystal polymersen_US
dc.subjectLiquid crystalsen_US
dc.subjectPolarizationen_US
dc.subjectBirefringent materialsen_US
dc.subjectCircularly polarized beamen_US
dc.subjectCylindrical vector beamen_US
dc.subjectDiffractive structuresen_US
dc.subjectOptical diffraction gratingsen_US
dc.subjectPhotocuring techniqueen_US
dc.subjectPolymer liquid crystalsen_US
dc.subjectRight circularly polarizeden_US
dc.subjectCrystal symmetryen_US
dc.titlePolar Policryps diffractive structures generate cylindrical vector beamsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentInstitute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (UNAM)en_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Physicsen_US
dc.citation.spage201101en_US
dc.citation.epage201101-4en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber107en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber20en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.4935605en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.en_US


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