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Existence and absence of geometric phases due to mode transformations of high-order modes
Author(s): Enrique J. Galvez; Megan A. O'Connell
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Paper Abstract

We study the geometric phase that is acquired when the second-order mode of an optical beam undergoes a cyclic transformation. We find that a geometric phase appears when the initial and intermediate modes have different quantities of orbital angular momentum. The phase is similar to the one measured previously for transformations of first-order modes. However, we find no accumulated geometric phase when the initial and intermediate modes have zero orbital angular momentum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5736, Nanomanipulation with Light, (14 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.589963
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Enrique J. Galvez, Colgate Univ. (United States)
Megan A. O'Connell, Colgate Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5736:
Nanomanipulation with Light
David L. Andrews, Editor(s)

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