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Transformation of the optical vortex light beams in holographic elements with embedded phase singularities
Author(s): S. V. Sviridova; A. Ya. Bekshaev
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Paper Abstract

Transformations of spatial characteristics of optical vortex (OV) light beams at passing through a computer-generated hologram (CGH) that imparts an additional phase singularity ("fork" hologram) are investigated. The spatial structure of the diffracted beam is studied for different combinations of the incident OV order m, embedded topological charge of the CGH q and the diffraction order n. Variations of the intensity distribution are investigated experimentally. Due to the incident beam displacement with respect to the CGH optical axis, the diffracted beam profile is deformed, rotates in the azimuthal direction in agreement with the internal energy circulation and its 'center of gravity' is displaced orthogonally to the incident beam displacement. The results are compared with theoretical predictions based on two models of the incident OV beam. As, in experiment, the incident beam was created from the Gaussian beam passed another fork hologram, the Kummer beam model seems presumably more relevant but the standard Laguerre-Gaussian model in some cases fits the experimental data quite well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 November 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8338, Tenth International Conference on Correlation Optics, 83380A (22 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.918319
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S. V. Sviridova, Odessa National Univ. named after I. I. Mechnikov (Ukraine)
A. Ya. Bekshaev, Odessa National Univ. named after I. I. Mechnikov (Ukraine)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8338:
Tenth International Conference on Correlation Optics
Oleg V. Angelsky, Editor(s)

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