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Twisting light with micro-spheres produced by ultrashort light pulses

Twisting light with micro-spheres produced by ultrashort light pulses
Twisting light with micro-spheres produced by ultrashort light pulses
We propose a radial polarizer based on light refraction on a transparent isotropic sphere. We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally that the circularly polarized light impinging on the sphere produces double charged optical vortex. The method is applied to generate optical vortices on a small scale using hollow micro-spheres produced by femtosecond laser in fused silica.
1094-4087
18989-18996
Beresna, Martynas
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Gecevičius, Mindaugas
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Bulgakova, Nadezhda M.
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Kazansky, Peter G.
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Beresna, Martynas
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Gecevičius, Mindaugas
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Bulgakova, Nadezhda M.
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Kazansky, Peter G.
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Beresna, Martynas, Gecevičius, Mindaugas, Bulgakova, Nadezhda M. and Kazansky, Peter G. (2011) Twisting light with micro-spheres produced by ultrashort light pulses. Optics Express, 19 (20), 18989-18996. (doi:10.1364/OE.19.018989).

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Abstract

We propose a radial polarizer based on light refraction on a transparent isotropic sphere. We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally that the circularly polarized light impinging on the sphere produces double charged optical vortex. The method is applied to generate optical vortices on a small scale using hollow micro-spheres produced by femtosecond laser in fused silica.

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Published date: 15 September 2011
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 334032
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/334032
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: 85894d03-1bd3-4f07-87a9-62b6e7613de4

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Date deposited: 07 Mar 2012 11:45
Last modified: 20 Sep 2017 16:32

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