Multiple rings formation in cascaded conical refraction

TitleMultiple rings formation in cascaded conical refraction
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsTurpin, A, Loiko, YV, Kalkandjiev, TK, Mompart, J
JournalOptics Letters
Volume38
Start Page1455
Issue9
Pagination1455–1457
Date Published05/2013
ISSN0146-9592
KeywordsAnisotropic optical materials, Birefringence, Crystal optics
Abstract

When a light beam passes through a cascade of biaxial crystals (BCs) with aligned optic axes, the resulting transverse intensity pattern consists of multiple concentric rings. We provide a simple formulation for the pattern formation for both circularly and linearly polarized input beams, that could be applied for a cascade of an arbitrary number of BCs. We have experimentally investigated multiple ring formation with up to three cascade BCs, showing that the theoretical formulation is in full agreement with the experimental results.

URLhttp://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-9-1455
DOI10.1364/OL.38.001455
Reprint Editionhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1409.1864
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