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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Jan. 19, 2009
  • pp: 997–1002

Electro-optic vortex-producing lenses using spiral-shaped ferroelectric domains

R. S. Cudney, H. M. Escamilla, and L. A. Ríos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 997-1002 (2009)

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We present electrically controlled wavefront modulators that simultaneously focus and introduce vorticity to an incident beam. These modulators are made out of spiral-shaped 180° ferroelectric domains in lithium niobate; they have a virtually instantaneous response time, withstand high power and can be used throughout the transparency region of the material (0.4 - 5 μm).

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

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Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: November 26, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2009
Published: January 13, 2009

R. S. Cudney, H. M. Escamilla, and L. A. Ríos, "Electro-optic vortex-producing lenses using spiral-shaped ferroelectric domains," Opt. Express 17, 997-1002 (2009)

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