Visualization 6: Ray-optical Poincaré sphere for structured Gaussian beams

2017-04-20T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Miguel A. Alonso Mark R. Dennis
Ray-optical description of the Pancharatnam-Berry phase corresponding to a transformation tracing a closed path on the Poincaré sphere. Note that the final (LG) beam is identical in shape to the initial one, but the ray orbits are rotated. Originally published in Optica on 20 April 2017 (optica-4-4-476)