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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2001–2003

Observation of vortices and field correlations in the near-field speckle of a three-dimensional photonic crystal

Silvia Vignolini, Matteo Burresi, Stefano Gottardo, L. Kuipers, and Diederik S. Wiersma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 12, pp. 2001-2003 (2010)

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We present a phase-sensitive near-field study of speckle fields from photonic crystals in the presence of disorder. We observe phase singularities (vortices) and analyze their statistical properties and screening effects. The experimental results show a clear polarization dependence, not only in their morphological parameters but also in their spatial distribution.

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OCIS Codes
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

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Original Manuscript: February 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2010
Published: June 8, 2010

Silvia Vignolini, Matteo Burresi, Stefano Gottardo, L. Kuipers, and Diederik S. Wiersma, "Observation of vortices and field correlations in the near-field speckle of a three-dimensional photonic crystal," Opt. Lett. 35, 2001-2003 (2010)

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