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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 16244–16254

Intensity profiles and propagation of optical beams with bored helical phase

Stein Alec C. Baluyot and Nathaniel P. Hermosa II  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 16244-16254 (2009)

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A modification of the helical phase profile obtained by eliminating the on-axis screw-dislocation is presented. Beams with this phase possess a variety of interesting properties different from optical vortex beams. Numerical simulations verify analytic predictions and reveal that beams with this phase have intensity patterns which vary as a function of the phase parameters, as well as the propagation distance. Calculations of the Poynting vector and orbital angular momentum are also performed. Experiments verify the intensity profiles obtained in simulation.

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OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: March 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 1, 2009
Published: August 28, 2009

Stein Alec C. Baluyot and Nathaniel P. Hermosa II, "Intensity profiles and propagation of optical beams with bored helical phase," Opt. Express 17, 16244-16254 (2009)

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