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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 20230–20239

Generation and evolution of the terahertz vortex beam

Jingwen He, Xinke Wang, Dan Hu, Jiasheng Ye, Shengfei Feng, Qiang Kan, and Yan Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 20230-20239 (2013)

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Based on the complementary V-shaped antenna structure, ultrathin vortex phase plates are designed to achieve the terahertz (THz) optical vortices with different topological charges. Utilizing a THz holographic imaging system, the two dimensional complex field information of the generated THz vortex beam with the topological number l=1 is directly obtained. Its far field propagation properties are analyzed in detail, including the rotation, the twist direction, and the Gouy phase shift of the vortex phase. An analytic Laguerre-Gaussian mode is used to simulate and explain the measured phenomena. The experimental and simulation results overlap each other very well.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3095) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous elements in optical systems
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(110.6795) Imaging systems : Terahertz imaging

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: June 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 12, 2013
Published: August 21, 2013

Jingwen He, Xinke Wang, Dan Hu, Jiasheng Ye, Shengfei Feng, Qiang Kan, and Yan Zhang, "Generation and evolution of the terahertz vortex beam," Opt. Express 21, 20230-20239 (2013)

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