The circular polarization components of a vortex beam in a uniaxial crystal exhibit complex propagation characteristics. We demonstrate how the amount of splitting may be distinguished by use of a vortex beam. We predict and experimentally verify a threshold angle subtending the crystal and beam axes, below which the splitting is indistinguishable.
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Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)
Optics Letters, Optical Society of America, vol. 32, no. 21, NOvember 1, 2007
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