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Ring interferometer with liquid crystal as a means of identification of a singular light
Author(s): Igor A. Izmailov; Boris N. Poizner
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Paper Abstract

A modification of model describing optical structures forming in nonlinear ring interferometer (NRI) containing liquid crystal having Kerr effect is suggested. Case of optical field which is turned through some angle in cross section plane of the laser beam (in feedback of the NRI) is investigated. It is found that both screw dislocation order of the wavefront entering on the NRI input and phase shift of the optical field in circuit of feedback of the NRI effects on optical forming process equally strong. A theoretical analysis and simulations show any new possibilities of NRI applications: the identification of spiral dislocation order of an optical vortex (by shape of optical structures self-organizating in cross section plan of laser beam in NRI); the compensation of the optical vortex effect on evolution and result of the optical forming in NRI; basis of an arithmetic-logical optical device realizing addition operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4358, Optics of Crystals, (15 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.418859
Show Author Affiliations
Igor A. Izmailov, Tomsk State Univ. (Ukraine)
Boris N. Poizner, Tomsk State Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4358:
Optics of Crystals
Vasiliy V. Shepelevich; N. N. Egorov, Editor(s)

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