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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 1301–1307

Reflection and transmission of twisted light at phase conjugating interfaces

Anita Thakur and Jamal Berakdar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 1301-1307 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.001301


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Abstract

We study the transmission and the reflection of light beams carrying orbital angular momentum through a dielectric multilayer structure containing phase-conjugating interfaces. We show analytically and demonstrate numerically that the phase conjugation at the interfaces results in a characteristic angular and radial pattern of the reflected beam, a fact that can be exploited for the detection and the characterization of phase conjugation in composite optical materials.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2011
Published: January 5, 2012

Citation
Anita Thakur and Jamal Berakdar, "Reflection and transmission of twisted light at phase conjugating interfaces," Opt. Express 20, 1301-1307 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-2-1301


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