Title

Angularly-Resolved Variable Wave-Retarder using Light Scattering from a Thin Metallic Cylinder

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2015

Publication Source

Optics Communications

Abstract

Experimental results show that the generation of spatially variable polarization states can be easily realized by using the light scattered from a thin metallic cylinder. The 360° angularly planar scattered light can be described as closed paths on the Poincarè sphere that connect antipodal polarizations. The simple experimental arrangement demonstrates that the thin metallic cylinder behaves as an angularly-resolved variable wave-retarder.

Inclusive pages

135–139

ISBN/ISSN

0030-4018

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

352

Peer Reviewed

yes