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Frontiers in Optics
San Jose, California United States
October 16-20, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-917-6
FiO/LS Joint Poster Session I (JTuA)

Can diffraction provide quantitative information about energy flux in an optical vortex?

Karen Volke-Sepulveda and Roland A. Terborg  »View Author Affiliations


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We propose a simple method for determining the local inclination of the helical wave fronts of an optical vortex by studying the asymmetric diffraction pattern produced by a single-slit aperture at different transverse planes.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

K. Volke-Sepulveda and R. A. Terborg, "Can diffraction provide quantitative information about energy flux in an optical vortex?," in Frontiers in Optics 2011/Laser Science XXVII, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JTuA38.

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