Generation of composite vortex beams by independent Spatial Light Modulator pixel addressing


Mateusz Szatkowski, Jan Masajada, Ireneusz Augustyniak and Klaudia Nowacka


“The composite optical beams being a result of superposition, are a promising way to study the orbital angular momentum and its effects. Their wide range of applications makes them attractive and easily available due to the growing interest in the Spatial Light Modulators (SLM). In this paper, we present a simple method for generating composite vortex patterns with high symmetry. Our method is simple, flexible and gives perfectly aligned beams, insensitive to mechanical vibrations. This method is based on the ability to split SLM cells between phase patterns that are to be superposed. This approach allows control of the intensity relation between those structures, enables their rotation and is capable to superpose more than two such structures.
In this paper, we examine its ability to produce superposition of two optical vortices by presenting both theoretical and experimental results. ”

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Publication: Optics Communications

Issue/Year/DOI: Volume 463
DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2020.125341