We consider theoretically and experimentally an array of singular beams whose axes lie on the surface of a hyperboloid of revolution. We show that such a singular array can carry a very high orbital angular momentum. Experimental results demonstrate a way of generating such singular arrays.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Diffraction and Gratings
Original Manuscript: May 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 15, 2006
Published: August 9, 2006
Yana Izdebskaya, Tatyana Fadeyeva, Vladlen Shvedov, and Alexander Volyar, "Vortex-bearing array of singular beams with very high orbital angular momentum," Opt. Lett. 31, 2523-2525 (2006)