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Title: Polarization-controlled evolution of light transverse modes and associated Pancharatnam geometric phase in orbital angular momentum

Abstract

We present an easy, efficient, and fast method to generate arbitrary linear combinations of light orbital angular-momentum eigenstates l={+-}2 starting from a linearly polarized TEM{sub 00} laser beam. The method exploits the spin-to-orbital angular-momentum conversion capability of a liquid-crystal-based q plate and a Dove prism inserted into a Sagnac polarizing interferometer. The nominal generation efficiency is 100%, being limited only by reflection and scattering losses in the optical components. When closed paths are followed on the polarization Poincare sphere of the input beam, the associated Pancharatnam geometric phase is transferred unchanged to the orbital angular momentum state of the output beam.

Authors:
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  1. Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Universita di Napoli 'Federico II', Complesso di Monte S. Angelo, I-80126 Napoli (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21408901
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 81; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.81.053813; (c) 2010 The American Physical Society; Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; BEAMS; CONVERSION; EFFICIENCY; EIGENSTATES; EVOLUTION; GEOMETRY; INTERFEROMETERS; LASERS; LIQUID CRYSTALS; ORBITAL ANGULAR MOMENTUM; PLATES; POLARIZATION; PRISMS; REFLECTION; SCATTERING; SPIN; ANGULAR MOMENTUM; CRYSTALS; FLUIDS; LIQUIDS; MATHEMATICS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; PARTICLE PROPERTIES

Citation Formats

Karimi, Ebrahim, Marrucci, Lorenzo, CNR-INFM Coherentia, Complesso di Monte S. Angelo, I-80126 Napoli, Slussarenko, Sergei, Piccirillo, Bruno, Santamato, Enrico, and Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia, I-80126 Napoli. Polarization-controlled evolution of light transverse modes and associated Pancharatnam geometric phase in orbital angular momentum. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.81.053813.
Karimi, Ebrahim, Marrucci, Lorenzo, CNR-INFM Coherentia, Complesso di Monte S. Angelo, I-80126 Napoli, Slussarenko, Sergei, Piccirillo, Bruno, Santamato, Enrico, & Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia, I-80126 Napoli. Polarization-controlled evolution of light transverse modes and associated Pancharatnam geometric phase in orbital angular momentum. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVA.81.053813
Karimi, Ebrahim, Marrucci, Lorenzo, CNR-INFM Coherentia, Complesso di Monte S. Angelo, I-80126 Napoli, Slussarenko, Sergei, Piccirillo, Bruno, Santamato, Enrico, and Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia, I-80126 Napoli. Sat . "Polarization-controlled evolution of light transverse modes and associated Pancharatnam geometric phase in orbital angular momentum". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVA.81.053813.
@article{osti_21408901,
title = {Polarization-controlled evolution of light transverse modes and associated Pancharatnam geometric phase in orbital angular momentum},
author = {Karimi, Ebrahim and Marrucci, Lorenzo and CNR-INFM Coherentia, Complesso di Monte S. Angelo, I-80126 Napoli and Slussarenko, Sergei and Piccirillo, Bruno and Santamato, Enrico and Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia, I-80126 Napoli},
abstractNote = {We present an easy, efficient, and fast method to generate arbitrary linear combinations of light orbital angular-momentum eigenstates l={+-}2 starting from a linearly polarized TEM{sub 00} laser beam. The method exploits the spin-to-orbital angular-momentum conversion capability of a liquid-crystal-based q plate and a Dove prism inserted into a Sagnac polarizing interferometer. The nominal generation efficiency is 100%, being limited only by reflection and scattering losses in the optical components. When closed paths are followed on the polarization Poincare sphere of the input beam, the associated Pancharatnam geometric phase is transferred unchanged to the orbital angular momentum state of the output beam.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.81.053813},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/21408901}, journal = {Physical Review. A},
issn = {1050-2947},
number = 5,
volume = 81,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {5}
}