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  • Editor: Anthony J Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2007
  • pp: 847–849

Polychromatic vectorial vortex formed by geometric phase elements

Avi Niv, Gabriel Biener, Vladimir Kleiner, and Erez Hasman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 7, pp. 847-849 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000847


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Abstract

We propose the use of a geometric phase, obtained by spatial polarization state manipulations, for the formation of polychromatic vectorial vortices. Experimental demonstration is obtained by using Pancharatnam–Berry phase optical elements formed by a space-variant subwavelength grating etched on a GaAs wafer. We further demonstrate formation of scalar and unpolarized polychromatic vortices.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 16, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

Citation
Avi Niv, Gabriel Biener, Vladimir Kleiner, and Erez Hasman, "Polychromatic vectorial vortex formed by geometric phase elements," Opt. Lett. 32, 847-849 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-7-847


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