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  • Manuscript Accepted: Sep. 11, 2020

    Online Published: Sep. 15, 2020

Chinese Optics Letters, 2021, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp.

Evolution of spin density vectors in a strongly focused composite field [Early Posting]

Pang Xiaoyan, Feng Chen, Zhao Xinying

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  • Northwestern Polytechnical University

Abstract

The evolution of the spin density vectors (SDVs) is studied in a strongly focused composite field. It is found that the SDVs can be spiral along the propagation axis and they are perpendicular to ys direction on the ys axis. This behavior is governed by the Gouy phase difference between the field polarization components. The 60° rotation of the spatial distribution of the transverse SDVs is also generated, which is found to be controlled by the Gouy phase difference between the field orbital angular momentum modes. Additionally, the spin density singularities are observed in the evolution of the SDVs.

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