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25 August 2015 Classical entanglement of vector vortex beams
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Vector beams are defined by spatially inhomogeneous states of polarization, that is, the spatial distribution and polarization state of the beam are non-separable. These beams have found interest in a variety of optical fields such as microscopy, interferometry and optical tweezing. It is therefore important to determine the degree to which these beams are non-separable or to determine the vectorness of such beams. We show that the nonseparability of vector beams is analogous to that of entangled quantum states and as such, we use traditionally quantum techniques such as a Bell inequality, to determine the vectorness of our generated vector vortex beams.
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Melanie McLaren, Thomas Konrad, and Andrew Forbes "Classical entanglement of vector vortex beams", Proc. SPIE 9581, Laser Beam Shaping XVI, 958106 (25 August 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2187915
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