OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1301–1303

Topological charge dependent propagation of optical vortices under quadratic phase transformation

Pravin Vaity and R. P. Singh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 8, pp. 1301-1303 (2012)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (325 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We make optical vortices of different topological charge and diffract them through a quadratic phase mask using the same spatial light modulator. This phase mask shows the diffraction in which the positive diffracted order has different dynamics than the negative diffracted order. The diffraction pattern and its orientation depend on the charge of the vortex as well as its sign. The experimental results are verified with exact analytical results.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: January 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2012
Published: April 5, 2012

Pravin Vaity and R. P. Singh, "Topological charge dependent propagation of optical vortices under quadratic phase transformation," Opt. Lett. 37, 1301-1303 (2012)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. L. Allen, M. J. Padgett, and M. Babiker, in Progress in Optics, Vol. 39 (Elsevier, 1999), p. 291.
  2. G. Molina-Terriza, J. Torres, and L. Torner, Nat. Phys. 3, 305 (2007). [CrossRef]
  3. G. Gibson, J. Courtial, M. Padgett, M. Vasnetsov, V. Pas’ko, S. Barnett, and S. Franke-Arnold, Opt. Express 12, 5448 (2004). [CrossRef]
  4. J. Hickmann, E. Fonseca, W. Soares, and S. Chávez-Cerda, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 053904 (2010). [CrossRef]
  5. A. Mourka, J. Baumgartl, C. Shanor, K. Dholakia, and E. Wright, Opt. Express 19, 5760 (2011). [CrossRef]
  6. L. de Araujo and Ma. Anderson, Opt. Lett. 36, 787 (2011). [CrossRef]
  7. Y. Han and G. Zhao, Opt. Lett. 36, 2017 (2011). [CrossRef]
  8. C. Guo, L. Lu, and H. Wang, Opt. Lett. 34, 3686 (2009). [CrossRef]
  9. G. Berkhout and M. Beijersbergen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 100801 (2008). [CrossRef]
  10. G. Berkhout, M. Lavery, J. Courtial, M. Beijersbergen, and M. Padgett, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 153601 (2010). [CrossRef]
  11. G. Berkhout, M. Lavery, M. Padgett, and M. Beijersbergen, Opt. Lett. 36, 1863 (2011). [CrossRef]
  12. S. Prabhakar, A. Kumar, J. Banerji, and R. P. Singh, Opt. Lett. 36, 4398 (2011). [CrossRef]
  13. A. Kumar, S. Prabhakar, P. Vaity, and R. P. Singh, Opt. Lett. 36, 1161 (2011). [CrossRef]
  14. J. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (Roberts & Company, 2004).
  15. P. M. Blanchard and A. H. Greenaway, Appl. Opt. 38, 6692 (1999). [CrossRef]
  16. A. Bekshaev, M. Soskin, and M. Vasnetsov, Opt. Commun. 241, 237 (2004). [CrossRef]
  17. L. Janicijevic and S. Topuzoski, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 2659 (2008). [CrossRef]
  18. M. Beijersbergen, L. Allen, H. E. L. O. van der Veen, and J. P. Woerdman, Opt. Commun. 96, 123 (1993). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Supplementary Material

» Media 1: MOV (26247 KB)     
» Media 2: MOV (47054 KB)     
» Media 3: MOV (12644 KB)     
» Media 4: MOV (23116 KB)     

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited