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Laguerre-Gaussian supercontinuum
Author(s): H. I. Sztul; V. Kartazayev; R. R. Alfano
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Paper Abstract

We show the first coherent white-light optical vortices generated from supercontinuum that have the azimuthally varying phase structure consistent with a monochromatic Laguerre-Gaussian beam and zero angular dispersion. Two methods of Laguerre-Gaussian supercontinuum generation are discussed and contrasted. We use a computer generated hologram to convert a Gaussian white-light supercontinuum source into Laguerre-Gaussian supercontinuum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6483, Complex Light and Optical Forces, 64830Q (9 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.701949
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H. I. Sztul, City Univ. of New York (United States)
V. Kartazayev, City Univ. of New York (United States)
R. R. Alfano, City Univ. of New York (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6483:
Complex Light and Optical Forces
David L. Andrews; Enrique J. Galvez; Gerard Nienhuis, Editor(s)

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