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Multitwist Mobius polarization in crossed complex light beams (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Enrique J. Galvez; Saiyang Zhang
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Paper Abstract

We study the pattern of polarization that results in the crossing of two complex light beams with orthogonal circular polarizations. We recently showed experimentally that crossed beams in opposite circular polarization produce a twisting of the polarization in 3-dimensions. We did this with one beam in a mode bearing an optical vortex and the other in a Gaussian mode. In this work we extend to both beams bearing optical vortices. We find that Mobius strips appear when the difference in topological charge is odd, and twisted ribbons appear when the difference is even.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2018
Proc. SPIE 10549, Complex Light and Optical Forces XII, 105490R (14 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2291241
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Enrique J. Galvez, Colgate Univ. (United States)
Saiyang Zhang, Colgate Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10549:
Complex Light and Optical Forces XII
Enrique J. Galvez; David L. Andrews; Jesper Glückstad, Editor(s)

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