Multiple rings formation in cascaded conical refraction

Alex Turpin, Yurii V. Loiko, Todor K. Kalkandjiev, Jordi Mompart

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When a light beam passes through a cascade of biaxial crystals (BCs) with aligned optic axes, the resulting transverse intensity pattern consists of multiple concentric rings. We provide a simple formulation for the pattern formation for both circularly and linearly polarized input beams, that could be applied for a cascade of an arbitrary number of BCs. We have experimentally investigated multiple ring formation with up to three cascade BCs, showing that the theoretical formulation is in full agreement with the experimental results. © 2013 Optical Society of America.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1455-1457
JournalOptics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013


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