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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3106–3108

Fraunhofer diffraction of light with orbital angular momentum by a slit

Queila S. Ferreira, Alcenísio J. Jesus-Silva, Eduardo J. S. Fonseca, and Jandir M. Hickmann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 16, pp. 3106-3108 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003106


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Abstract

We study the Fraunhofer diffraction problem while taking into account the orbital angular momentum of light. In this case, the phase singularity of the light beam is incident on the slit in two different cases: in one, it is incident slightly above the slit, and in the other it is centered on the slit. We observed that the symmetry and the fringe formation in the interference pattern strongly depend on the amount of orbital angular momentum and the slit position in relation to the beam.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: May 31, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2011
Published: August 10, 2011

Citation
Queila S. Ferreira, Alcenísio J. Jesus-Silva, Eduardo J. S. Fonseca, and Jandir M. Hickmann, "Fraunhofer diffraction of light with orbital angular momentum by a slit," Opt. Lett. 36, 3106-3108 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-16-3106

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