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Generation of lattices of optical vortices
Author(s): Aleksander A. Dreischuh; S. Chervenkov; Dragomir Neshev; G. G. Paulus; Herbert Walther
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Paper Abstract

Square and hexagonal lattices of optical vortices are generated in a saturable nonlinear medium. If the topological charges of the vortices are of the same sign the lattice exhibit rotation, while if alternative, stable propagation of the structures is observed. In a nonlinear medium vortex lattices induce periodic modulation of the refractive index. Diffraction of a probe beam by this optically-induced phase grating is observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5226, 12th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, (4 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.519084
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Aleksander A. Dreischuh, Sofia Univ. (Bulgaria)
S. Chervenkov, Sofia Univ. (Bulgaria)
Dragomir Neshev, Vrije Univ. Amsterdam (Netherlands)
G. G. Paulus, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
Herbert Walther, Sofia Univ. (Bulgaria)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Muenchen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5226:
12th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Peter A. Atanasov; Alexander A. Serafetinides; Ivan N. Kolev, Editor(s)

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