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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 7598–7606

Spiral autofocusing Airy beams carrying power-exponent-phase vortices

Peng Li, Sheng Liu, Tao Peng, Gaofeng Xie, Xuetao Gan, and Jianlin Zhao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 7598-7606 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.007598


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Abstract

We propose a new type of noncanonical optical vortex, named “power-exponent-phase vortex (PEPV)”. The spiral focusing of the autofocusing Airy beams carrying PEPVs are experimentally demonstrated, and the physical mechanism is theoretically analyzed by using the energy flow and far field mapping. In addition, the influences of the parameters of PEPVs on the focal fields and orbital angular momenta are also discussed. It is expected that the proposed PEPVs and the corresponding conclusions can be useful for the extension applications of optical vortices, especially for particle trapping and rotating.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 20, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2014
Published: March 25, 2014

Citation
Peng Li, Sheng Liu, Tao Peng, Gaofeng Xie, Xuetao Gan, and Jianlin Zhao, "Spiral autofocusing Airy beams carrying power-exponent-phase vortices," Opt. Express 22, 7598-7606 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-7-7598


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