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Investigation of optical vortices and hexagonal patterns in the interference of three plane waves
Author(s): Carl Corder; Jason Teten; Liubov Kreminska
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrated that optical vortices can be created by means of interference of three waves from a common laser source. Different intensity patterns can be generated starting from common two wave interference fringes up to regular hexagonal structures. The created vortices exist throughout the transition from two wave to complete three wave interference and have been shown to move along predictable lines in space under perturbations of contrast of waves. The law of conservation of topological charge was fulfilled for the interference of three waves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8130, Laser Beam Shaping XII, 81300X (22 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894317
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Carl Corder, The Univ. of Nebraska at Kearney (United States)
Jason Teten, The Univ. of Nebraska at Kearney (United States)
Liubov Kreminska, The Univ. of Nebraska at Kearney (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8130:
Laser Beam Shaping XII
Andrew Forbes; Todd E. Lizotte, Editor(s)

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