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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2913–2915

Conical refraction and formation of multiring focal image with Laguerre–Gauss light beams

Viktor Peet  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 2913-2915 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002913


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Abstract

For a light beam focused through a biaxial crystal along one of its optical axes, the effect of internal conical refraction in the crystal leads to the formation in the focal image plane of two bright rings separated by a dark ring. It is shown that, with circularly polarized Laguerre–Gauss LG 0 beams entering the crystal, this classical double-ring pattern is transformed into a multiring one consisting of + 2 bright rings.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2011
Published: August 1, 2011

Citation
Viktor Peet, "Conical refraction and formation of multiring focal image with Laguerre–Gauss light beams," Opt. Lett. 36, 2913-2915 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-15-2913


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