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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 5083–5086

Tunable supercontinuum light vector vortex beam generator using a q-plate

Yisa S. Rumala, Giovanni Milione, Thien An Nguyen, Sebastião Pratavieira, Zabir Hossain, Daniel Nolan, Sergei Slussarenko, Ebrahim Karimi, Lorenzo Marrucci, and Robert R. Alfano  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 23, pp. 5083-5086 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.005083


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Abstract

Spatially coherent multicolored optical vector vortex beams were created using a tunable liquid crystal q-plate and a supercontinuum light source. The feasibility of the q-plate as a tunable spectral filter (switch) was demonstrated, and the polarization topology of the resulting vector vortex beam was mapped. Potential applications include multiplexing for broadband high-speed optical communication, ultradense data networking, and super-resolution microscopy.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2013
Published: November 25, 2013

Citation
Yisa S. Rumala, Giovanni Milione, Thien An Nguyen, Sebastião Pratavieira, Zabir Hossain, Daniel Nolan, Sergei Slussarenko, Ebrahim Karimi, Lorenzo Marrucci, and Robert R. Alfano, "Tunable supercontinuum light vector vortex beam generator using a q-plate," Opt. Lett. 38, 5083-5086 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-23-5083

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