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Monstar disclinations in high-order singular optical beams (Conference Presentation)
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Paper Abstract

We investigate disclinations in the orientation of space-variant polarization patterns produced by collinear non-factorizable superpositions of high-order spatial modes and polarization. Asymmetric disclination patterns were formed by superpositions of spatial modes with asymmetric optical vortices. They give rise to monstar patterns of high order that can have a negative or positive disclination index. This has led to an examination of what constitutes a monstar. We present theoretical as well as experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2017
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 10120, Complex Light and Optical Forces XI, 1012011 (28 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2253236
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Behzad Khajavi, Colgate Univ. (United States)
Florida Atlantic Univ. (United States)
Enrique J. Galvez, Colgate Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10120:
Complex Light and Optical Forces XI
David L. Andrews; Enrique J. Galvez; Jesper Glückstad, Editor(s)

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