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Optical vortex conversion in the elliptic vortex-beam propagating orthogonally to the crystal optical axis: the experiment
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Paper Abstract

We have experimentally analyzed the topological reactions occurred in the elliptic vortex-beam transmitting orthogonally to the optical axis of the SiO2 crystal. We have revealed that the oscillations of the polarization state when propagating the beam are accompanied by reconstruction of the polarization singularities at the beam cross-section that, in turn, entails the reconstruction of the wavefront in each circularly polarized beam component. Both synchronic oscillations of the spin angular momentum and the sign of the vortex topological charge are expressing in a field structure as birth and annihilation of topological dipoles. Also periodical conversion of the vortex ellipticity along the crystal length z and huge splash of spin angular momentum were analysed. The run of the dislocation reactions in the beam component results in converting the sign of the topological charge in the centered optical vortex, the distance of the vortex conversion being about 0.05 of the wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 November 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8338, Tenth International Conference on Correlation Optics, 83380D (23 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.921546
Show Author Affiliations
Bogdan Sokolenko, Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky Univ. (Ukraine)
Maria Kudryavtseva, Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky Univ. (Ukraine)
Alexey Zinovyev, Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky Univ. (Ukraine)
Victor Konovalenko, Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky Univ. (Ukraine)
Alex Rubass, Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky Univ. (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8338:
Tenth International Conference on Correlation Optics

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