Wave-vector and polarization dependence of conical refraction

TitleWave-vector and polarization dependence of conical refraction
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsTurpin, A, Loiko, YV, Kalkandjiev, TK, Tomizawa, H, Mompart, J
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Start Page4503
Issue4
ISSN1094-4087
KeywordsAnisotropic optical materials, Birefringence, Crystal optics
Abstract

We experimentally address the wave-vector and polarization
dependence of the internal conical refraction phenomenon by demonstrating
that an input light beam of elliptical transverse profile refracts into two
beams after passing along one of the optic axes of a biaxial crystal, i.e.
it exhibits double refraction instead of refracting conically. Such double
refraction is investigated by the independent rotation of a linear polarizer
and a cylindrical lens. Expressions to describe the position and the intensity
pattern of the refracted beams are presented and applied to predict the
intensity pattern for an axicon beam propagating along the optic axis of a
biaxial crystal.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.004503
DOI10.1364/OE.21.004503
Reprint Editionhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1410.3775
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