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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2725–2727

Laguerre–Gaussian supercontinuum

H. I. Sztul, V. Kartazayev, and R. R. Alfano  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 18, pp. 2725-2727 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002725


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Abstract

We show what is believed to be the first coherent white-light optical vortices generated from supercontinuum that have the azimuthally varying phase structure consistent with a monochromatic Laguerre–Gaussian beam. Two methods of Laguerre–Gaussian supercontinuum generation are discussed and contrasted. We use a computer-generated hologram to convert a Gaussian white-light supercontinuum source into Laguerre–Gaussian supercontinuum.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.2650) Image processing : Fringe analysis
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 31, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2006
Published: August 25, 2006

Citation
H. I. Sztul, V. Kartazayev, and R. R. Alfano, "Laguerre-Gaussian supercontinuum," Opt. Lett. 31, 2725-2727 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-18-2725


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