It is shown that the recently discovered phenomenon of so-called spectral switches has a natural interpretation in the framework of singular optics with polychromatic light and that it should be regarded as being primarily a manifestation of diffraction-induced spectral changes rather than correlation-induced spectral changes as was suggested in the original papers [the first one appearing in Opt. Commun. 162, 57 (1999)] reporting this effect.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 1, 2002
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2002
Published: December 1, 2002
John T. Foley and Emil Wolf, "Phenomenon of spectral switches as a new effect in singular optics with polychromatic light," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 2510-2516 (2002)