Holographic generation and orbital angular momentum of high-order mathieu beams

Chavez-Cerda, S., Padgett, M.J. , Allison, I., New, G.H.C., Gutierrez-Vega, J.C., O'Neil, A.T., MacVicar, I. and Courtial, J. (2002) Holographic generation and orbital angular momentum of high-order mathieu beams. Journal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics, 4(2), S52 -S57. (doi:10.1088/1464-4266/4/2/368)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1464-4266/4/2/368

Abstract

We report the first experimental generation of high-order Mathieu beams and confirm their propagation invariance over a limited range. In our experiment we use a computer-generated phase hologram. The peculiar behaviour of the vortices in Mathieu beams gives rise to questions about their orbital-angular-momentum content, which we calculate by performing a decomposition in terms of Bessel beams.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Courtial, Dr Johannes and MacVicar, Mr Ian and Padgett, Professor Miles and New, Prof Geoffrey
Authors: Chavez-Cerda, S., Padgett, M.J., Allison, I., New, G.H.C., Gutierrez-Vega, J.C., O'Neil, A.T., MacVicar, I., and Courtial, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics
Publisher:IOP Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:1464-4266
ISSN (Online):1741-3575
Published Online:08 March 2002

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