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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 2888–2897

Optical vortices with large orbital momentum: generation and interference

Anatoliy A. Savchenkov, Andrey B. Matsko, Ivan Grudinin, Ekaterina A. Savchenkova, Dmitry Strekalov, and Lute Maleki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 2888-2897 (2006)

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We demonstrate a method for generation of beams of light with large angular momenta. The method utilizes whispering gallery mode resonators that transform a plane electromagnetic wave into high order Bessel beams. Interference pattern among the beams as well as shadow pictures induced by the beams are observed and studied.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: February 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

Anatoliy A. Savchenkov, Andrey B. Matsko, Ivan Grudinin, Ekaterina A. Savchenkova, Dmitry Strekalov, and Lute Maleki, "Optical vortices with large orbital momentum: generation and interference," Opt. Express 14, 2888-2897 (2006)

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