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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3411–3413

Coherent transfer of optical orbital angular momentum in multi-order Raman sideband generation

J. Strohaber, M. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, A. A. Kolomenskii, G. G. Paulus, and H. A. Schuessler  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 16, pp. 3411-3413 (2012)

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Experimental results from the generation of Raman sidebands using optical vortices are presented. By generating two sets of sidebands originating from different locations in a Raman-active crystal, one set containing optical orbital angular momentum and the other serving as a reference, Young’s double slit experiment was simultaneously realized for each sideband. The interference between the two sets of sidebands was used to determine the helicity and topological charge in each order. Topological charges in all orders were found to be discrete and follow selection rules predicted by a cascaded Raman process.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2012
Published: August 8, 2012

J. Strohaber, M. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, A. A. Kolomenskii, G. G. Paulus, and H. A. Schuessler, "Coherent transfer of optical orbital angular momentum in multi-order Raman sideband generation," Opt. Lett. 37, 3411-3413 (2012)

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