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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 10234–10239

Twin axial vortices generated by Fibonacci lenses

Arnau Calatayud, Vicente Ferrando, Laura Remón, Walter D. Furlan, and Juan A. Monsoriu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 10234-10239 (2013)

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Optical vortex beams, generated by Diffractive Optical Elements (DOEs), are capable of creating optical traps and other multi-functional micromanipulators for very specific tasks in the microscopic scale. Using the Fibonacci sequence, we have discovered a new family of DOEs that inherently behave as bifocal vortex lenses, and where the ratio of the two focal distances approaches the golden mean. The disctintive optical properties of these Fibonacci vortex lenses are experimentally demonstrated. We believe that the versatility and potential scalability of these lenses may allow for new applications in micro and nanophotonics.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: February 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 12, 2013
Published: April 18, 2013

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Arnau Calatayud, Vicente Ferrando, Laura Remón, Walter D. Furlan, and Juan A. Monsoriu, "Twin axial vortices generated by Fibonacci lenses," Opt. Express 21, 10234-10239 (2013)

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