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Generation of vector bottle beams with a uniaxial crystal

Shvedov, Vladlen G.; Hnatovsky, Cyril; Shostka, Natalia; Krolikowski, Wieslaw


We demonstrate, both analytically and experimentally, that a broad class of vector bottle beams can be synthesized by passing a Gaussian beam through a uniaxial 𝑐-cut crystal. The polarization state and shape of the optical bottle can be easily reconfigured by tuning the input beam polarization and the crystal parameters.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Optical Society of America B
DOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.30.000001


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