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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3512–3514

Sculptured 3D twister superlattices embedded with tunable vortex spirals

Jolly Xavier, Sunil Vyas, Paramasivam Senthilkumaran, Cornelia Denz, and Joby Joseph  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 17, pp. 3512-3514 (2011)

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We present diverse reconfigurable complex 3D twister vortex superlattice structures in a large area embedded with tunable vortex spirals as well as dark rings, threaded by vortex helices. We demonstrate these tunable complex chiral vortex superlattices by the superposition of relatively phase engineered plane waves. The generated complex 3D twister lattice vortex structures are computationally as well as experimentally analyzed using various tools to verify the presence of phase singularities. Our observation indicates the application-specific flexibility of our approach to tailor the transverse superlattice spatial irradiance profile of these longitudinally whirling vortex-cluster units and dark rings.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(050.6875) Diffraction and gratings : Three-dimensional fabrication

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2011
Published: September 1, 2011

Jolly Xavier, Sunil Vyas, Paramasivam Senthilkumaran, Cornelia Denz, and Joby Joseph, "Sculptured 3D twister superlattices embedded with tunable vortex spirals," Opt. Lett. 36, 3512-3514 (2011)

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