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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 14-18, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-956-5
Wavefront Engineering and Sensing II (FW4A)

Determination of the azimuthal and radial mode indices for light fields possessing orbital angular momentum

Michael Mazilu, Areti Mourka, Tom Vettenburg, Ewan Wright, and Kishan Dholakia  »View Author Affiliations


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We demonstrate a powerful method to simultaneously measure both the azimuthal and radial indices of pure Laguerre-Gaussian fields. The shape of the diffracting mask used to determine the mode indices is of little importance.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

M. Mazilu, A. Mourka, T. Vettenburg, E. Wright, and K. Dholakia, "Determination of the azimuthal and radial mode indices for light fields possessing orbital angular momentum," in Frontiers in Optics 2012/Laser Science XXVIII, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper FW4A.4.

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