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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2006
  • pp: 7898–7903

Optical vortices generation using the Wollaston prism

Piotr Kurzynowski, Władysław A. Woźniak, and Ewa Frączek  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 30, pp. 7898-7903 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.007898


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Abstract

A new setup of interferometers is proposed in which the set of specific optical markers—optical vortices—could be generated. The classical Mach–Zender two-beam interferometer has been modernized using the Wollaston prism. In this setup, the optical vortices could be obtained for a wide range of both beam parameters. The numerical analysis and experiments confirm our theoretical predictions.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

History
Original Manuscript: February 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2006
Published: October 20, 2006

Citation
Piotr Kurzynowski, Władysław A. Woźniak, and Ewa Frączek, "Optical vortices generation using the Wollaston prism," Appl. Opt. 45, 7898-7903 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-30-7898


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