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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3724–3729

Generation of single-charge optical vortices with an uniaxial crystal

Alexander Volyar, Vladlen Shvedov, Tatyana Fadeyeva, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Dragomir N. Neshev, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 9, pp. 3724-3729 (2006)

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We implement a novel experimental technique for generating mono- and polychromatic optical beams with on-axis single vortex by manipulating polarization singularities of light in birefringent crystals. We demonstrate that, in contrast to the well-known optical quadrupoles generated by beams propagating along the optical axis of a uniaxial crystal, the beam bearing isolated single-charge on-axis vortex can be generated if the incident beam is tilted with respect to the optical axis at a certain angle.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: January 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2006
Published: May 1, 2006

Alexander Voylar, Vladlen Shvedov, Tatyana Fadeyeva, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Dragomir N. Neshev, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Generation of single-charge optical vortices with an uniaxial crystal," Opt. Express 14, 3724-3729 (2006)

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