Generation of optical vortices by converting elegant hermite gaussian beams

Megumi Okamoto, Hiroyuki Sasada

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Abstract

We have derived that an optical vortex of charge l can be generated in an arbitrary position over the transverse cross section of the light beam by converting a tailored elegant Hermite Gaussian beam of order l [J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63 (1973) 1093] using an astigmatic mode converter. We have indeed generated a quasi-elegant Hemite Gaussian beam of order 1 by superposing two Gaussian beams copropagating with a spatial separation, and converted it into a vortex beam. The vortex moves by varying the relative amplitude and phase of the Gaussian beams, which agrees well with the theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1743-1747
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Volume44
Issue number4 A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr

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Keywords

  • Astigmatic mode converter
  • Hermite gaussian beam
  • Laguerre gaussian beam
  • Mach-zehnder interferometer
  • Optical vortex

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Generation of optical vortices by converting elegant hermite gaussian beams. / Okamoto, Megumi; Sasada, Hiroyuki.

In: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers, Vol. 44, No. 4 A, 04.2005, p. 1743-1747.

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