What we believe to be a new arrangement of an optical vortex interferometer (OVI) is presented. In the proposed configuration the optical vortex lattice is generated in a one-wave setup by use of birefringent elements—Wollaston compensators. The obtained vortex lattice is regular and stable, which is necessary for predicted applications. The new OVI configuration allows the measurement of waves and optical media properties.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 29, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2006
Published: January 25, 2007
Piotr Kurzynowski and Monika Borwińska, "Generation of vortex-type markers in a one-wave setup," Appl. Opt. 46, 676-679 (2007)