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Experimental investigation of the singular phenomena in statistical optical fields
Author(s): Wei Wang; Mitsuo Takeda
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Paper Abstract

This paper is a review and extension of our recent work on three types of singular optical phenomena in statistical optical fields, including phase singularities (optical vortices) in laser speckle fields, polarization singularities in polarization speckle, and coherence vortices in optical coherence functions. For the generation and detection of these unique singular optical phenomena, different optical setups have been introduced. Some geometric structures and statistics associated with singularities are also investigated by experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 August 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7057, The Nature of Light: Light in Nature II, 705704 (11 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.793741
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Wei Wang, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mitsuo Takeda, The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7057:
The Nature of Light: Light in Nature II
Katherine Creath, Editor(s)

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