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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2011
  • pp: 4437–4439

Optical Doppler shift with structured light

Aniceto Belmonte and Juan P. Torres  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 22, pp. 4437-4439 (2011)

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When a light beam with a transverse spatially varying phase is considered for optical remote sensing, in addition to the usual longitudinal Doppler frequency shift of the returned signal induced by the motion of the scatter along the beam axis, a new transversal Doppler shift appears associated to the motion of the scatterer in the plane perpendicular to the beam axis. We discuss here how this new effect can be used to enhance the current capabilities of optical measurement systems, adding the capacity to detect more complex movements of scatters.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.3340) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser Doppler velocimetry

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

Original Manuscript: July 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2011
Published: November 15, 2011

Aniceto Belmonte and Juan P. Torres, "Optical Doppler shift with structured light," Opt. Lett. 36, 4437-4439 (2011)

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