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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3116–3118

Indistinguishability limit for off-axis vortex beams in uniaxial crystals

T. Fadeyeva, Yu. Egorov, A. Rubass, G. A. Swartzlander, Jr., and A. Volyar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 21, pp. 3116-3118 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003116


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Abstract

The circular polarization components of a vortex beam in a uniaxial crystal exhibit complex propagation characteristics. We demonstrate how the amount of splitting may be distinguished by use of a vortex beam. We predict and experimentally verify a threshold angle subtending the crystal and beam axes, below which the splitting is indistinguishable.

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OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2007
Published: October 19, 2007

Citation
T. Fadeyeva, Yu. Egorov, A. Rubass, G. A. Swartzlander, Jr., and A. Volyar, "Indistinguishability limit for off-axis vortex beams in uniaxial crystals," Opt. Lett. 32, 3116-3118 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-21-3116


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