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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 5 — Apr. 29, 2014

Experimental demonstration of a Laguerre-Gaussian correlated Schell-model vortex beam

Yahong Chen, Fei Wang, Chengliang Zhao, and Yangjian Cai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 5826-5838 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.005826


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Abstract

Laguerre-Gaussian correlated Schell-model (LGCSM) vortex beam is introduced as an extension of LGCSM beam which was proposed [Opt. Lett. 38, 91 (2013) Opt. Lett. 38, 1814 (2013)] just recently. Explicit formula for a LGCSM vortex beam propagating through a stigmatic ABCD optical system is derived, and the propagation properties of such beam in free space and the focusing properties of such beam are studied numerically. Furthermore, we carry out experimental generation of a LGCSM vortex beam, and studied its focusing properties. It is found that the propagation and focusing properties of a LGCSM vortex beam are different from that of a LGCSM beam, and we can shape the beam profile of a LGCSM vortex at the focal plane (or in the far field) by varying its initial spatial coherence. Our experimental results are consistent with the theoretical predictions, and our results will be useful for particle trapping.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 21, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2014
Published: March 5, 2014

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Vol. 9, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Yahong Chen, Fei Wang, Chengliang Zhao, and Yangjian Cai, "Experimental demonstration of a Laguerre-Gaussian correlated Schell-model vortex beam," Opt. Express 22, 5826-5838 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-5-5826


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