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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2003
  • pp: 1864–1866

Entangled double-helix phase

D. W. Zhang and X.-C. Yuan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 20, pp. 1864-1866 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001864


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Abstract

We present a novel phase with an entangled double-helix structure. Beams with this phase have the same transverse patterns as those of interference between two doughnut beams. This proposed method allows a complete set of the superpositions of the doughnut modes or the orbital angular momentum states with different topological orders to be obtained. Furthermore, it introduces a simple continuous and controlled rotation of the transverse patterns by use of a spatial light modulator. It can be used to form a three-dimensional structure by three-dimensional trapping in an optical tweezers setup or to study the quantum characteristics of an optical vortex.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

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D. W. Zhang and X.-C. Yuan, "Entangled double-helix phase," Opt. Lett. 28, 1864-1866 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-20-1864

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