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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2009
  • pp: 178–180

Electrically tunable and spin-dependent integer or noninteger orbital angular momentum generator

Lixiang Chen and Weilong She  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 2, pp. 178-180 (2009)

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We propose an orbital angular momentum (OAM) generator consisting of two conjugated electro-optic spiral phase plates with two longitudinal electrodes, which enables us to realize the electrically tunable generation of integer or noninteger optical vortices according to the input photon’s polarization. We demonstrate that such an OAM generator allows the electro-optic management of the multidimensional OAM vector states, and it would have potential applications in quantum information processing system.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: October 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2008
Published: January 14, 2009

Lixiang Chen and Weilong She, "Electrically tunable and spin-dependent integer or noninteger orbital angular momentum generator," Opt. Lett. 34, 178-180 (2009)

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