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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1997
  • pp: 8614–8621

Optical vortices produced with a nonspiral phase plate

Guang-Hoon Kim, Jin-Ho Jeon, Kwang-Hoon Ko, Hee-Jong Moon, Jai-Hyung Lee, and Joon-Sung Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 33, pp. 8614-8621 (1997)

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We present simple methods to produce optical vortices on the axis of beam propagation with nonspiral phase plates. We show that a phase plate that provides linear phase retardation on one half of a laser beam produces optical vortices, which is demonstrated experimentally by use of a thickness-varying glass platelet. We also demonstrate and explain that mixed dislocations of a bent edge dislocation transform into a pair of vortices with opposing topological charges.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Guang-Hoon Kim, Jin-Ho Jeon, Kwang-Hoon Ko, Hee-Jong Moon, Jai-Hyung Lee, and Joon-Sung Chang, "Optical vortices produced with a nonspiral phase plate," Appl. Opt. 36, 8614-8621 (1997)

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