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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21891–21896

Devil’s vortex-lenses

Walter D. Furlan, Fernando Giménez, Arnau Calatayud, and Juan A. Monsoriu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21891-21896 (2009)

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In this paper we present a new kind of vortex lenses in which the radial phase distribution is characterized by the “devil’s staircase” function. The focusing properties of these fractal DOEs coined Devil’s vortex-lenses are analytically studied and the influence of the topological charge is investigated. It is shown that under monochromatic illumination a vortex devil’s lens give rise a focal volume containing a delimited chain of vortices that are axially distributed according to the self-similarity of the lens.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 31, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 3, 2009
Published: November 16, 2009

Walter D. Furlan, Fernando Giménez, Arnau Calatayud, and Juan A. Monsoriu, "Devil’s vortex-lenses," Opt. Express 17, 21891-21896 (2009)

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