- About this Journal ·
- Abstracting and Indexing ·
- Advance Access ·
- Aims and Scope ·
- Article Processing Charges ·
- Articles in Press ·
- Author Guidelines ·
- Bibliographic Information ·
- Citations to this Journal ·
- Contact Information ·
- Editorial Board ·
- Editorial Workflow ·
- Free eTOC Alerts ·
- Publication Ethics ·
- Reviewers Acknowledgment ·
- Submit a Manuscript ·
- Subscription Information ·
- Table of Contents
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 185495, 6 pages
Thin Light Tube Formation by Tightly Focused Azimuthally Polarized Light Beams
Image Processing Systems Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Molodogvardeiskaya Street 151, Samara 443001, Russia
Received 21 June 2013; Accepted 14 July 2013
Academic Editors: A. K. Dharmadhikari and D. Poitras
Copyright © 2013 Svetlana N. Khonina and Andrey V. Ustinov. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
- S. Quabis, R. Dorn, M. Eberler, O. Glöckl, and G. Leuchs, “Focusing light to a tighter spot,” Optics Communications, vol. 179, no. 1, pp. 1–7, 2000.
- R. Dorn, S. Quabis, and G. Leuchs, “Sharper focus for a radially polarized light beam,” Physical Review Letters, vol. 91, no. 23, Article ID 233901, 2003.
- C. J. R. Sheppard and A. Choudhury, “Annular pupils, radial polarization, and superresolution,” Applied Optics, vol. 43, no. 22, pp. 4322–4327, 2004.
- L. E. Helseth, “Mesoscopic orbitals in strongly focused light,” Optics Communications, vol. 224, no. 4–6, pp. 255–261, 2003.
- C.-C. Sun and C.-K. Liu, “Ultrasmall focusing spot with a long depth of focus based on polarization and phase modulation,” Optics Letters, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 99–101, 2003.
- Y. Kozawa and S. Sato, “Sharper focal spot formed by higher-order radially polarized laser beams,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 1793–1798, 2007.
- H. Wang, L. Shi, B. Lukyanchuk, C. Sheppard, and C. T. Chong, “Creation of a needle of longitudinally polarized light in vacuum using binary optics,” Nature Photonics, vol. 2, no. 8, pp. 501–505, 2008.
- S. N. Khonina and S. G. Volotovsky, “Controlling the contribution of the electric field components to the focus of a high-aperture lens using binary phase structures,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A, vol. 27, no. 10, pp. 2188–2197, 2010.
- S. N. Khonina, A. V. Ustinov, and E. A. Pelevina, “Analysis of wave aberration influence on reducing focal spot size in a high-aperture focusing system,” Journal of Optics, vol. 13, no. 9, Article ID 095702, 13 pages, 2011.
- G. T. di Francia, “Degrees of freedom of an image,” Journal of the Optical Society of America, vol. 59, no. 7, pp. 799–804, 1969.
- F. M. Huang and N. I. Zheludev, “Super-resolution without evanescent waves,” Nano Letters, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 1249–1254, 2009.
- T. R. M. Sales and G. M. Morris, “Diffractive superresolution elements,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A, vol. 14, no. 7, pp. 1637–1646, 1997.
- S. N. Khonina and I. Golub, “Enlightening darkness to diffraction limit and beyond: comparison and optimization of different polarizations for dark spot generation,” The Journal of the Optical Society of America A, vol. 29, no. 7, pp. 1470–1474, 2012.
- S. N. Khonina and A. V. Ustinov, “Sharper focal spot for a radially polarized beam using ring aperture with phase jump,” Journal of Engineering, vol. 2013, Article ID 512971, 8 pages, 2013.
- J. Bewersdorf, A. Egner, and S. W. Hell, “4pi-confocal microscopy is coming of age,” Imaging & Microscopy, vol. 4, pp. 24–25, 2004.
- L. E. Helseth, “Breaking the diffraction limit in nonlinear materials,” Optics Communications, vol. 256, no. 4–6, pp. 435–438, 2005.
- N. Bokor and N. Davidson, “Tight parabolic dark spot with high numerical aperture focusing with a circular π phase plate,” Optics Communications, vol. 270, no. 2, pp. 145–150, 2007.
- H.-R. Noh and W. Jhe, “Atom optics with hollow optical systems,” Physics Report, vol. 372, no. 3, pp. 269–317, 2002.
- V. A. Soifer, V. V. Kotlyar, and S. N. Khonina, “Optical microparticle manipulation: advances and new possibilities created by diffractive optics,” Physics of Particles and Nuclei, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 733–766, 2004.
- Y. Xue, C. Kuang, S. Li, Z. Gu, and X. Liu, “Sharper fluorescent super-resolution spot generated by azimuthally polarized beam in STED microscopy,” Optics Express, vol. 20, no. 16, pp. 17653–17666, 2012.
- S. N. Khonina and I. Golub, “How low can STED go? Comparison of different write-erase beam combinations for stimulated emission depletion microscopy,” The Journal of the Optical Society of America A, vol. 29, no. 10, pp. 2242–2246, 2012.
- B. Tian and J. Pu, “Tight focusing of a double-ring-shaped, azimuthally polarized beam,” Optics Letters, vol. 36, no. 11, pp. 2014–2016, 2011.
- K. Lalithambigai, P. Suresh, V. Ravi et al., “Generation of sub wavelength super-long dark channel using high NA lens axicon,” Optics Letters, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 999–1001, 2012.
- W. Chen and Q. Zhan, “Three-dimensional focus shaping with cylindrical vector beams,” Optics Communications, vol. 265, no. 2, pp. 411–417, 2006.
- X. Gao, J. Wang, H. Gu, and W. Xu, “Focusing properties of concentric piecewise cylindrical vector beam,” Optik, vol. 118, no. 6, pp. 257–265, 2007.
- M. Abramowitz and I. A. Stegun, Handbook of Mathematical Functions, Courier Dover Publications, 1972.
- S. N. Khonina, N. L. Kazanskiǐ, A. V. Ustinov, and S. G. Volotovskiǐ, “The lensacon: nonparaxial effects,” Journal of Optical Technology A, vol. 78, no. 11, pp. 724–729, 2011.
- S. N. Khonina, “Specular and vortical Airy beams,” Optics Communications, vol. 284, no. 19, pp. 4263–4271, 2011.