Polarization singularities and elliptic stationary points (collectively, elliptic critical points) were measured experimentally via the complex Stokes field S1 + iS2, where S1 and S2 are Stokes parameters. This new, easily implemented method yielded detailed, high-resolution experimental data for all elliptic critical points. These data confirm with high precision the elliptic-field topological sign rule, loop rules, and Stokes singularity relations introduced recently.
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 15 Aug 2003|