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Optical Engineering

Propagation of structured light beams after multiple reflections in a spiral phase plate
Author(s): Yisa S. Rumala
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Paper Abstract

This work presents propagation dynamics of structured light (complex light) containing optical vortices after it has undergone multiple reflections in a spiral phase plate (SPP) device having a nonzero surface reflection. In the calculations, the thick-plate approximation is assumed as it is expected to give a more accurate representation of the standard geometry of an SPP device from a low-surface reflection to a high-surface reflection. Calculations showing the propagation of counter-rotating optical vortices are presented, and the effect of the statistical nature of photons on the observation of the angular intensity modulation of the beam is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2015
PDF: 11 pages
Opt. Eng. 54(11) 111306 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.54.11.111306
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 54, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Yisa S. Rumala, The City Univ. of New York (United States)
New York State Ctr. for Complex Light (United States)


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