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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2007
  • pp: 7862–7867

Vortex array generation by interference of spherical waves

Sunil Vyas and P. Senthilkumaran  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 32, pp. 7862-7867 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.007862


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Abstract

Interferometric methods of vortex generation involve the interference of three or more plane waves. We show that spherical wave interference can produce vortex lattices similar to the one produced in the three-beam interference of plane waves. Three spherical waves of the same curvature are made to interfere in a shear interferometer introduced in a Mach–Zehnder configuration.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Interferometry

History
Original Manuscript: May 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2007
Published: November 8, 2007

Citation
Sunil Vyas and P. Senthilkumaran, "Vortex array generation by interference of spherical waves," Appl. Opt. 46, 7862-7867 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-32-7862


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