Efficient sorting of Bessel beams

Dudley, A., Mhlanga, T., Lavery, M.P.J., McDonald, A., Roux, F.S., Padgett, M.J. and Forbes, A. (2013) Efficient sorting of Bessel beams. Optics Express, 21(1), pp. 165-171. (doi: 10.1364/OE.21.000165)



Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.000165


We demonstrate the efficient sorter of Bessel beams separating both the azimuthal and radial components. This is based upon the recently reported transformation of angular to transverse momentum states. We separately identify over forty azimuthal and radial components, with a radial spacing of 1588 m<sup>−1</sup>, and outline how the device could be used to identify the two spatial dimensions simultaneously.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lavery, Professor Martin and Padgett, Professor Miles
Authors: Dudley, A., Mhlanga, T., Lavery, M.P.J., McDonald, A., Roux, F.S., Padgett, M.J., and Forbes, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Optics Express
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN (Online):1094-4087
Published Online:02 January 2013
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 OSA
First Published:First published in Optics Express 21(1):165-171
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