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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 727–730

Optical Möbius strips and twisted ribbon cloaks

Isaac Freund  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 727-730 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000727


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Abstract

Optical Möbius strips that surround points of circular polarization, C points, in a generic three-dimensional optical field are cloaked by lines of twisted ribbons attached to the C points. When cloaking occurs, the observable signed twist index that counts the number of half-twists (one or three), and also measures the handedness (right or left), of a generic Möbius strip is determined by the twisted ribbon cloaks. Although some cloaks can be detached, they can never all be removed.

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OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 27, 2013
Published: February 3, 2014

Citation
Isaac Freund, "Optical Möbius strips and twisted ribbon cloaks," Opt. Lett. 39, 727-730 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-4-727

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