Springer Theses

Structured Singular Light Fields

Authors: Otte, Eileen

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph. D. thesis by the University of Muenster, Germany
  • Awarded with the WWU Dissertation Award for best PhD thesis in Physics 2019, University of Muenster, and the Research Award 2020 of the Industrial Club Duesseldorf and the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts 
  • Guides from fundamentals of singular optics to its advanced modulation, analysis and application
  • Comprehensive and thorough description of a plethora of different approaches to structure light and its singularities
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About this book

Structured singular light is an ubiquitous phenomenon. It is not only created when light refracts at a water surface but can also be found in the blue daytime sky. Such light fields include a spatially varying amplitude, phase, or polarization, enabling the occurrence of optical singularities. As structurally stable units of the light field, these singularities are particularly interesting since they determine its topology.

In this excellent book, the author presents a pioneering study of structured singular light, thereby contributing many original approaches. Especially in the field of polarization and its rich number of different types of singularities the book defines and drives a completely new field.

The work demonstrates how to control complex polarization singularity networks and their propagation. Additionally, the author pioneers tightly focusing vectorial beams, also developing an urgently needed detection scheme for  three-dimensional nanoscale polarization structures. She also studies classical spatial entanglement using structured light, introducing entanglement beating and paraxial spin-orbit-coupling. 

The book is hallmarked by its comprehensive and thorough way of describing a plethora of different approaches to structure light by amplitude, phase and polarization, as well as the important role of optical singularities. 



About the authors

After her Bachelor studies at the University of Muenster, Germany and research at the Universitat de les Illes Baleares, Spain, Dr. Eileen Otte earned her Master degree with distinction in 2015. Based on her Master studies on polarization structures, she continued with  PhD studies in the field of structured singular light in the group of Prof. Dr. Cornelia Denz, University of Muenster. Part of her PhD was realized in the group of  Prof. Dr. Andrew Forbes, WITS University, South Africa within a binational collaboration. She finished her PhD in 2019 with summa cum laude, honored by the WWU Dissertation Award and the Research Award 2020 of the Industrial Club Duesseldorf and the NRW AWK. Currently, she is working as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Muenster.  

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 96,29 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structured Singular Light Fields
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63715-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63715-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-63714-9
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 170
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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