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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24835–24842

Controllable motion of optical vortex arrays using electromagnetically induced transparency

David Shwa, Evgeny Shtranvasser, Yoni Shalibo, and Nadav Katz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24835-24842 (2012)

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We demonstrate control of the collective motion of an optical vortex array using an electromagnetically induced transparency media. Scanning the frequency detuning between the pump and probe fields changes the susceptibility of the media, producing a unique effective diffraction of the vortex array for each detuning. We measure several experimental configurations and compare them to numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(070.4690) Fourier optics and signal processing : Morphological transformations
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: March 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2012
Published: October 16, 2012

David Shwa, Evgeny Shtranvasser, Yoni Shalibo, and Nadav Katz, "Controllable motion of optical vortex arrays using electromagnetically induced transparency," Opt. Express 20, 24835-24842 (2012)

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