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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 13599–13605

Achromatic design for the generation of optical vortices based on radial spiral phase plates

X.-C. Yuan, J. Lin, J. Bu, and R. E. Burge  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 13599-13605 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.013599


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Abstract

A multi-element design scheme is proposed to produce optical vortices of large spectrum width. The key component within the approach is a radially modulated spiral phase plate. Apart from a conventional spiral phase plate having an azimuthal phase function, the proposed element possesses an additional change of phase in the radial direction.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2008
Published: August 20, 2008

Citation
X.-C. Yuan, J. Lin, J. Bu, and R. E. Burge, "Achromatic design for the generation of optical vortices based on radial spiral phase plates," Opt. Express 16, 13599-13605 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-18-13599


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