Fermionic out-of-plane structure of polarization singularities.

  title={Fermionic out-of-plane structure of polarization singularities.},
  author={Mark R. Dennis},
  journal={Optics letters},
  volume={36 19},
  • M. Dennis
  • Published 29 August 2011
  • Physics
  • Optics letters
A new classification of circular polarization C points in three-dimensional polarization ellipse fields is proposed. The classification type depends on the out-of-plane variation of the polarization ellipse axis, in particular, whether the ellipse axes are in the plane of circular polarization one or three times. A minimal set of parameters for this classification is derived and discussed in the context of the familiar in-plane C point classification into lemon, star, and monstar types. This… 

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