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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 4 — May. 4, 2011

Coherence-vortex lattice formed via Mie scattering of partially coherent light by several dielectric nanospheres

Madara L. Marasinghe, David M. Paganin, and Malin Premaratne  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 6, pp. 936-938 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000936


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Abstract

We previously demonstrated that Mie scattering of stationary partially coherent light by dielectric spheres generates coherence vortices. In this Letter, we demonstrate that a lattice of coherence vortices can be generated by Mie scattering of partially coherent electromagnetic waves by a system of three coplanar dielectric spheres. Spontaneous coherence-vortex creation and destruction is observed in our computer modeling of this system.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 4, 2011
Published: March 10, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Madara L. Marasinghe, David M. Paganin, and Malin Premaratne, "Coherence-vortex lattice formed via Mie scattering of partially coherent light by several dielectric nanospheres," Opt. Lett. 36, 936-938 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-6-936


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