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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1044–1046

Radial mode dependence of optical beam shifts

N. Hermosa, Andrea Aiello, and J. P. Woerdman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 6, pp. 1044-1046 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001044


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Abstract

It is known that orbital angular momentum (OAM) couples the Goos–Hänchen and Imbert–Fedorov shifts. Here, we present the first study of these shifts when the OAM-endowed LG,p beams have higher-order radial mode index (p>0). We show theoretically and experimentally that the angular shifts are enhanced by p while the positional shifts are not.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(240.3695) Optics at surfaces : Linear and nonlinear light scattering from surfaces

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: December 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2012
Published: March 8, 2012

Citation
N. Hermosa, Andrea Aiello, and J. P. Woerdman, "Radial mode dependence of optical beam shifts," Opt. Lett. 37, 1044-1046 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-6-1044


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