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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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)