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Transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian modes carrying optical vortices and their orbital angular momentum by cylindrical lens
Author(s): Vladimir G. Denisenko; Marat S. Soskin; Mikhail V. Vasnetsov
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Paper Abstract

We present experimental results for passing of optical vortex (OV) through cylindrical lens. Process OV transformation by cylindrical lens doesn't considered in detail before. OV change the sign of topological charge after focus. At this situation emerged the question: 'What does happen with orbital angular momentum?' because the conservation laws of topological charge and orbital angular momentum must be safe. Answer on this question can give more information about propagation of OV and about of transformation orbital angular momentum within combined beams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4607, Selected Papers from Fifth International Conference on Correlation Optics, (5 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455235
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir G. Denisenko, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)
Marat S. Soskin, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)
Mikhail V. Vasnetsov, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4607:
Selected Papers from Fifth International Conference on Correlation Optics

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