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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2010
  • pp: 148–150

Multitwist optical Möbius strips

Isaac Freund  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 2, pp. 148-150 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000148


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Abstract

Circularly polarized Gauss–Laguerre GL 0 0 and GL 0 1 laser beams that cross at their waists at a small angle are shown to generate a quasi-paraxial field that contains a line of circular polarization, a C line, surrounded by polarization ellipses whose major and minor axes generate multitwist Möbius strips with twist numbers that increase with the distance from the C point.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 23, 2009
Published: January 12, 2010

Citation
Isaac Freund, "Multitwist optical Möbius strips," Opt. Lett. 35, 148-150 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-2-148


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