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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1597–1599

Diffraction of a plane, finite-radius wave by a spiral phase plate

V. V. Kotlyar, S. N. Khonina, A. A. Kovalev, V. A. Soifer, H. Elfstrom, and J. Turunen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 11, pp. 1597-1599 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001597


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Abstract

We derive analytical expressions containing a hypergeometric function to describe the Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction of a plane wave of circular and ringlike cross section by a spiral phase plate (SPP) of an arbitrary integer order. Experimental diffraction patterns generated by an SPP fabricated in resist through direct e-beam writing are in good agreement with the theoretical intensity distribution.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: January 12, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2006

Citation
V. V. Kotlyar, S. N. Khonina, A. A. Kovalev, V. A. Soifer, H. Elfstrom, and J. Turunen, "Diffraction of a plane, finite-radius wave by a spiral phase plate," Opt. Lett. 31, 1597-1599 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-11-1597

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