Vectorial Optical Fields: Fundamentals And Applications, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 981444989X
  • ISBN-13: 9789814449892
  • DDC: 535.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 292 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Polarization is a vector nature of light that plays an important role in optical science and engineering. While existing textbook treatments of light assume beams with spatially homogeneous polarization, there is an increasing interest in vectorial optical fields with spatially engineered states of polarization. New effects and phenomena have been predicted and observed for light beams with these unconventional polarization states. This edited review volume aims to provide a comprehensive overview and summarize the latest developments in this important emerging field of optics. This book will cover the fundamentals including mathematical and physical descriptions, experimental generation, manipulation, focusing, propagation, and the applications of the engineered vectorial optical fields in focal field engineering, plasmonic focusing and optical antenna, single molecular imaging, optical tweezers/trapping, as well as optical measurements and instrumentations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Cylindrical Vector Beams.
2: Vector Optical Fields and Their Novel Effects.
3: Cylindrical Vector Beams for Spectroscopic Imaging of Single Molecules and Nanoparticles.
4: Comprehensive Focal Field Engineering with Vectorial Optical Fields.
5: Plasmonics with Vectorial Optical Fields.
6: Optical Measurement Techniques Utilizing Vectorial Optical Fields.
7: Partially Coherent Vector Beams: From Theory to Experiment.