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Generation of an axially super-resolved quasi-spherical focal spot using an amplitude-modulated radially polarized beam.
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PMID:  21725448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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An axially super-resolved quasi-spherical focal spot can be generated by focusing an amplitude-modulated radially polarized beam through a high numerical aperture objective. A method based on the unique depolarization properties of a circular focus is proposed to design the amplitude modulation. The generated focal spot shows a ratio of x∶y∶z=1∶1∶1.48 for the normalized FWHM in three dimensions, compared to that of x∶y∶z=1∶0.74∶1.72 under linear polarization (in the x direction) illumination. Moreover, the focusable light efficiency of the designed amplitude-modulated beam is 65%, which is more than 3 times higher than the optimized case under linear polarization and thus make the amplitude-modulated radial polarization beam more suitable for a wide range of applications.
Authors:
Han Lin; Baohua Jia; Min Gu
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optics letters     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1539-4794     ISO Abbreviation:  Opt Lett     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708433     Medline TA:  Opt Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2471-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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