Propagation and control of noncanonical optical vortices

Gabriel Molina-Terriza, Ewan M Wright, Lluis Torner

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Abstract

We predict new features for the evolution of noncanonical screw wave-front dislocations nested in diffracting light beams. The evolution equations for the location of single-charge dislocations are derived, and their consequences are elaborated by use of illustrative examples. It is shown that the dynamic trajectories of the vortices can be controlled by adjustment of the noncanonical strength of the input dislocations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-165
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume26
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 2001

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Molina-Terriza, G., Wright, E. M., & Torner, L. (2001). Propagation and control of noncanonical optical vortices. Optics Letters, 26(3), 163-165.

Propagation and control of noncanonical optical vortices. / Molina-Terriza, Gabriel; Wright, Ewan M; Torner, Lluis.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.02.2001, p. 163-165.

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Molina-Terriza, G, Wright, EM & Torner, L 2001, 'Propagation and control of noncanonical optical vortices', Optics Letters, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 163-165.
Molina-Terriza G, Wright EM, Torner L. Propagation and control of noncanonical optical vortices. Optics Letters. 2001 Feb 1;26(3):163-165.
Molina-Terriza, Gabriel ; Wright, Ewan M ; Torner, Lluis. / Propagation and control of noncanonical optical vortices. In: Optics Letters. 2001 ; Vol. 26, No. 3. pp. 163-165.
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