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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — May. 23, 2011
  • pp: 10293–10303

Generation of optical vortex array with transformation of standing-wave Laguerre-Gaussian mode

Y. C. Lin, T. H. Lu, K. F. Huang, and Y. F. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 10293-10303 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.010293


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Abstract

We develop a novel method of creating optical vortex array by the conversion of a standing-wave Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) mode. Theoretically, by employing the transformational relation, the standing-wave LG mode is verified to be transformed from a pair of crisscrossed Hermite-Gaussian (HG) modes, embedded with optical vortex array, consists of a TEMn,m mode and a TEMm,n mode. Due to close correspondence between the transformational relation and the mode conversion of astigmatic lenses, we successfully generate the optical vortex array by transforming a standing-wave LG mode into the crisscrossed HG modes via a π/2 cylindrical lens mode converter. The investigation may provide useful insight in the study of the vortex light beam and its further applications.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2011
Published: May 10, 2011

Citation
Y. C. Lin, T. H. Lu, K. F. Huang, and Y. F. Chen, "Generation of optical vortex array with transformation of standing-wave Laguerre-Gaussian mode," Opt. Express 19, 10293-10303 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-11-10293


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