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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
Symposium on Singular Light: Applications of Vortices, Orbital Angular Momentum, Bessel and Airy Beams III: Light with Singularities: Properties and Applications (JTu3K)

Measuring Light's Twist

Martin Lavery, Johannes Courtial, David Robertson, Gordon Love, Gregorius Berkhout, and Miles Padgett  »View Author Affiliations


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Whereas the spin angular momentum (polarization) has only two orthogonal states, the orbital angular momentum has any number. To use this extra information we present a multi-way beam splitter to efficiently separate individual photons.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

M. Lavery, J. Courtial, D. Robertson, G. Love, G. Berkhout, and M. Padgett, "Measuring Light's Twist," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JTu3K.1.

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