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Vortex sheets in optical and coherence fields
Author(s): Wei Wang; Kentaro Chiba; Steen G. Hanson; Mitsuo Takeda
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Paper Abstract

Instead of the well-known line type of phase singularities in optical and coherence fields, we introduce a new concept of what we call Vortex Sheet into singular optics. This vortex sheet has a surface topological structure, on which the phase of the scalar optical or the coherence fields becomes undefined with zero amplitude. Some properties related to these surface topological deformations, such as optical and coherence surface flow, are investigated both theoretically and experimentally for the first time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6905, Complex Light and Optical Forces II, 690506 (25 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.765492
Show Author Affiliations
Wei Wang, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Kentaro Chiba, The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Steen G. Hanson, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Mitsuo Takeda, The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6905:
Complex Light and Optical Forces II
David L. Andrews; Enrique J. Galvez; Gerard Nienhuis, Editor(s)

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