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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2526–2530

Ray transfer matrix for a spiral phase plate

M. Eggleston, T. Godat, E. Munro, M. A. Alonso, H. Shi, and M. Bhattacharya  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 30, Issue 12, pp. 2526-2530 (2013)

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We present a ray transfer matrix for a spiral phase plate. Using this matrix we determine the stability of an optical resonator made of two spiral phase plates and trace stable ray orbits in the resonator. Our results should be relevant to laser physics, optical micromanipulation, quantum information, and optomechanics.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(080.3095) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous elements in optical systems
(080.4865) Geometric optics : Optical vortices
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2013
Published: November 12, 2013

M. Eggleston, T. Godat, E. Munro, M. A. Alonso, H. Shi, and M. Bhattacharya, "Ray transfer matrix for a spiral phase plate," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 2526-2530 (2013)

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