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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1634–1641

Quadrefringence of optical vortices in a uniaxial crystal

Tatyana Fadeyeva, Alexander Rubass, Yuriy Egorov, Alexander Volyar, and Grover Swartzlander, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 7, pp. 1634-1641 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.25.001634


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Abstract

The splitting of a single optical vortex into four separate ones in a singular beam is theoretically and experimentally described for the propagation of obliquely incident light in a uniaxial crystal. We also find the condition under which the generated vortices in each of the four individual beams propagate independently without changing their structure and have different locations in all beams for any crystal lengths.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2008
Published: June 23, 2008

Citation
Tatyana Fadeyeva, Alexander Rubass, Yuriy Egorov, Alexander Volyar, and Grover Swartzlander, Jr., "Quadrefringence of optical vortices in a uniaxial crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 1634-1641 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-25-7-1634


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