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Algebra of optical quarks: an experiment
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Paper Abstract

We have considered a new type of singular beams called as optical quarks. They have fractional topological charges being equal to half an integer and they possess rather unique properties. There are four types of optical quarks, even and odd ones, which reveal the opposite signs of topological charges. The sums or differences of the even and odd quarks form standard vortex or non-vortex beams with the topological charges of integer order. All the quarks in the same beam annihilate and the beam vanishes. We conducted an analysis of all possible combinations of even and odd optical quarks with different charges. What provided an opportunity to explore what interactions correspond to their "sum" and "difference."

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9066, Eleventh International Conference on Correlation Optics, 90660C (17 December 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2049697
Show Author Affiliations
Yuriy Egorov, Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky Univ. (Ukraine)
Viktor Konovalenko, Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky Univ. (Ukraine)
Alexey Zinovev, Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky Univ. (Ukraine)
Mariya Nesterova, Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky Univ. (Ukraine)
Marina Glumova, Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky Univ. (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9066:
Eleventh International Conference on Correlation Optics
Oleg Vyacheslavovich Angelsky, Editor(s)

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