Generating multiple focal structures with high NA parabolic mirror using azimuthally polarized pair of vortices

  • C. Amala Prathiba Janet
  • M. Udhayakumar
  • K. B. Rajesh
  • Z. Jaroszewicz
  • T. V. S. Pillai


In this article, a simple method to tailor the focal patterns of high NA parabolic mirror by manipulating the position of vortex pair of opposite topological charge nested in an azimuthally polarized Gaussian beam is demonstrated numerically using Vector Diffraction Theory. It is observed that proper manipulation of position between the vortex pair generates novel focal patterns including focal hole, transversely polarized focal spot and flat top focus of sub wavelength scale are generated.


Tight focusing Vector diffraction theory High numerical aperture parabolic mirror Azimuthally polarized vortices pair 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Amala Prathiba Janet
    • 1
  • M. Udhayakumar
    • 2
  • K. B. Rajesh
    • 2
  • Z. Jaroszewicz
    • 3
    • 4
  • T. V. S. Pillai
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSt.Xavier’s Catholic College of EngineeringNagercoilIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsChikkanna Government Arts CollegeTiruppurIndia
  3. 3.Department of Physical OpticsInstitute of Applied OpticsWarsawPoland
  4. 4.National Institute of TelecommunicationsWarsawPoland
  5. 5.Department of PhysicsUniversity College of EngineeringNagercoilIndia

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