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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2008
  • pp: 6300–6306

Generation of an optical vortex with a segmented deformable mirror

Robert K. Tyson, Marco Scipioni, and Jaime Viegas  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 33, pp. 6300-6306 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.006300


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Abstract

We present a method for the creation of optical vortices by using a deformable mirror. Optical vortices of integer and fractional charge were successfully generated at a wavelength of 633 nm and observed in the far field ( 2000 mm ). The obtained intensity patterns proved to be in agreement with the theoretical predictions on integer and fractional charge optical vortices. Interference patterns between the created optical vortex carrying beams and a reference plane wave were also produced to verify and confirm the existence of the phase singularities.

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OCIS Codes
(030.7060) Coherence and statistical optics : Turbulence
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 28, 2008
Published: November 20, 2008

Citation
Robert K. Tyson, Marco Scipioni, and Jaime Viegas, "Generation of an optical vortex with a segmented deformable mirror," Appl. Opt. 47, 6300-6306 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-33-6300

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