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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2005
  • pp: 3266–3268

Collinear superposition of multiple helical beams generated by a single azimuthally modulated phase-only element

J. Lin, X.-C. Yuan, S. H. Tao, and R. E. Burge  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 24, pp. 3266-3268 (2005)

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We propose a highly efficient approach to generating multihelix beams that contain more than one helical mode, and the power distribution over helical modes is adjustable. A multihelix beam embedded with three collinear helical modes is demonstrated by use of a spatial light modulator.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

J. Lin, X.-C. Yuan, S. H. Tao, and R. E. Burge, "Collinear superposition of multiple helical beams generated by a single azimuthally modulated phase-only element," Opt. Lett. 30, 3266-3268 (2005)

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