8 May 2001 Effects of astigmatic aberration in holographic generation of Laguerre-Gaussian beam
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Proceedings Volume 4416, Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN 2001); (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.427088
Event: Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN '01), 2001, Yokohama, Japan
Abstract
The Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) beam is an optical beam with a phase singularity that propagates along its axis. We have previously reported the fabrication of blazed transmission phase holograms to generate beams with phase singularities. A common problem encountered in the generation of a phase singularity with high charge is that the singularity tends to split into m individual charge 1 singularities, where m is the charge of the original singularity. We have found through numerical simulation that astigmatic aberration can cause a higher-charge phase singularity to split. We have also found that strong astigmatic aberrations make the resulting beam close to a Hermite-Gaussian beam rather than an LG beam. Experimental investigation of these phenomena agree with the numerical simulation.
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Atsushi Wada, Atsushi Wada, Yoko Miyamoto, Yoko Miyamoto, Takumi Ohtani, Takumi Ohtani, Noboru Nishihara, Noboru Nishihara, Mitsuo Takeda, Mitsuo Takeda, } "Effects of astigmatic aberration in holographic generation of Laguerre-Gaussian beam", Proc. SPIE 4416, Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN 2001), (8 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427088; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.427088
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