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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: A46–A50

Engineering structured light with optical vortices

Jesús Rogel-Salazar, Juan Pablo Treviño, and Sabino Chávez-Cerda  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. A46-A50 (2014)

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In this work, we demonstrate the possibility of generating and controlling any given kind of structured radially symmetric intensity profile with an embedded optical vortex. This is achieved with the use of Sturm–Liouville theory on a circular domain with Bessel, Laguerre–Gauss, Zernike, and Fourier bases. We show that the core intensity profile can be constructed independently of the topological charge of the vortex.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

Original Manuscript: January 8, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 12, 2014
Published: May 20, 2014

Jesús Rogel-Salazar, Juan Pablo Treviño, and Sabino Chávez-Cerda, "Engineering structured light with optical vortices," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, A46-A50 (2014)

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