METATOYs and optical vortices

Courtial, J. and Tyc, T. (2011) METATOYs and optical vortices. Journal of Optics, 13(11), p. 115704. (doi:10.1088/2040-8978/13/11/115704)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2040-8978/13/11/115704

Abstract

METATOYs are regular structures of optical elements that change the direction of light rays according to various generalized refraction laws. They may introduce discontinuities into transmitted wavefronts and create ray fields that do not have wave-optical analogies. We show that in such cases optical vortices are created during propagation and that this is in close relation to the properties of the rotations of superfluid helium. We also analyze the vortex density for a particular example of a METATOY.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Courtial, Dr Johannes
Authors: Courtial, J., and Tyc, T.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Optics
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:2040-8978
ISSN (Online):2040-8986

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