Conical refraction with generalized Bessel-Gaussian beams

V.Yu Mylnikov, Edik U. Rafailov, Grigorii S. Sokolovskii

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It is well known that a light beam transforms into a hollow light cylinder after passing along one of the optical axes of a biaxial crystal. This optical phenomenon is known as conical refraction (CR) and fascinates researchers for almost two centuries. The characteristic features of CR find a number of practical applications in optical manipulation, polarization metrology, and singular optics to name a few [1] . However, these seem to be hindered by the lack of intuitive understanding and prediction of the CR transverse intensity pattern. This problem was partially solved by expressing the CR field as a superposition of the Bessel-Gaussian (BG) beams [2] .
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-1876-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-4804-8
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2021
Event2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC) - Munich, Germany
Duration: 21 Jun 202125 Jun 2021


Conference2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)

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  • Optical polarization
  • Metrology
  • Optical refraction
  • Europe
  • Crystals
  • Transforms


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