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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 6, 2011
  • pp: 11591–11596

Optical vortex converter with helical-periodically poled ferroelectric crystal

Linghao Tian, Fangwei Ye, and Xianfeng Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 11591-11596 (2011)

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A kind of optical vortex converter is proposed in helical-periodically poled ferroelectric crystal based on transverse electro-optics effect. It can be used to generate optical vortex from non-vortex beam and transform the topological charge of optical vortex. An optical vortex adder or substrator is proposed under the control of electric filed. This device will find its applications in high dimensional communication system for signal processing and optical manipulation in micro and mesoscopic scale.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(080.4865) Geometric optics : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2011
Published: June 1, 2011

Linghao Tian, Fangwei Ye, and Xianfeng Chen, "Optical vortex converter with helical-periodically poled ferroelectric crystal," Opt. Express 19, 11591-11596 (2011)

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