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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 7 — Mar. 31, 2008
  • pp: 4471–4478

Characterization of optical beams with spiral phase interferometry

Roser Juanola-Parramon, Noelia Gonzalez, and Gabriel Molina-Terriza  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 7, pp. 4471-4478 (2008)

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In this paper we study both theoretically and experimentally a method to characterize the amplitude and phase of a paraxial optical beam. The method is based on the spiral phase interferometry technique, recently proposed. We theoretically analyze how to adapt the original proposal to deal with the special characteristics of finite optical beams. Finally, we compare a series of numerical and experimental results to show the advantages and limitations of our proposal.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.6110) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial filtering
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics

ToC Category:
Fourier optics and signal processing

Original Manuscript: February 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 2008
Published: March 18, 2008

Roser Juanola-Parramon, Noelia Gonzalez, and Gabriel Molina-Terriza, "Characterization of optical beams with spiral phase interferometry," Opt. Express 16, 4471-4478 (2008)

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