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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 873–876

Generation of high-order optical vortices using directly machined spiral phase mirrors

Geoff Campbell, Boris Hage, Ben Buchler, and Ping Koy Lam  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 7, pp. 873-876 (2012)

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We report on the generation of high-order optical vortices by spiral phase mirrors (SPMs). The mirrors are produced by direct machining with a diamond tool and are shown to produce high-quality optical vortices with topological charges ranging from 1 to upwards of 100 at a wavelength of 532 nm. The direct machining technique is flexible and offers the promise of high-precision, large-diameter SPMs that are compatible with high optical powers.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(080.4865) Geometric optics : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2011
Published: February 27, 2012

Geoff Campbell, Boris Hage, Ben Buchler, and Ping Koy Lam, "Generation of high-order optical vortices using directly machined spiral phase mirrors," Appl. Opt. 51, 873-876 (2012)

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