We present two methods for the precise independent focusing of orthogonal linear polarizations of light at arbitrary relative locations. Our first scheme uses a displaced lens in a polarization Sagnac interferometer to provide adjustable longitudinal and lateral focal displacements via simple geometry; the second uses uniaxial crystals to achieve the same effect in a compact collinear setup. We develop the theoretical applications and limitations of our schemes, and provide experimental confirmation of our calculations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics