Abstract

This paper discusses paraxial diffraction at a spiral phase plate of a limited light field whose phase is constant (a plane wave) while its amplitude varies as a power function with integer exponent n (positive or negative). It is shown that the Fraunhofer diffraction in this case is described by a Bessel function of the first kind of (n+1)st or (n−1)st order. Light fields that form diffraction patterns described by Bessel functions in the far zone are called simple optical vortices. Expressions are obtained for the amplitude of the Fraunhofer diffraction pattern of pure optical vortices and hypergeometric modes. The experimental part of the paper describes the formation of a vortex beam with an intensity distribution in the form of a double ring of arbitrary radius. Diffraction optical elements were created in this case by three methods: by electron lithography, by photolithography, and by means of a liquid-crystal display. Experiments are presented on the rotation of microparticles in a double ring.

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2006 (24)

J. W. Sung, H. Hockel, J. D. Brown, and E. G. Johnson, "Development of a two-dimensional phase-grating mask for fabrication of an analog-resist profile," Appl. Opt. 45, 33 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Kotlyar, S. N. Khonina, A. A. Almazov, V. A. Soifer, K. Jefimovs, and J. Turunen, "Elliptic Laguerre-Gaussian beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 43 (2006).

N. Chattrapiban, E. A. Rogers, I. V. Arakelyan, R. Roy, and W. T. Hill, "Laser beams with embedded vortices: tools for atom optics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 94 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. J. Moh, X. C. Yuan, W. C. Cheong, L. S. Zhang, J. Lin, B. P. S. Ahluwalia, and H. Wang, "High-power efficient multiple optical vortices in a single beam generated by a kinoform-type spiral phase plate," Appl. Opt. 45, 1153 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zhan, "Properties of circularly polarized vortex beams," Opt. Lett. 31, 867 (2006).
[CrossRef]

B. P. S. Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong, X. C. Yuan, L. S. Zhang, S. H. Tao, J. Bu, and H. Wang, "Design and fabrication of a double-axicon for generation of tailorable self-imaged three-dimensional intensity voids," Opt. Lett. 31, 987 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Z. Mei and D. Zhao, "Controllable elliptical dark-hollow beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 919 (2006).

M. R. Dennis, "Rows of optical vortices from elliptically perturbing a high-order beam," Opt. Lett. 31, 1325 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Kotlyar, A. A. Kovalev, S. N. Khonina, R. V. Skidanov, V. A. Soifer, H. Elfstrom, N. Tossavainen, and J. Turunen, "Diffraction of conic and Gaussian beams by a spiral phase plate," Appl. Opt. 45, 2656 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Guo, Y. Han, J. Xu, and J. Ding, "Radial Hilbert transform with Laguerre-Gaussian spatial filters," Opt. Lett. 31, 1394 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Lin, X. Yuan, S. H. Tao, and R. E. Burge, "Synthesis of multiple collinear helical modes generated by a phase-only element," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 1214 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Kotlyar, S. N. Khonina, A. A. Kovalev, V. A. Soifer, H. Elfstrom, and J. Turunen, "Diffraction of a plane, finite-radius wave by a spiral phase plate," Opt. Lett. 31, 1597 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Lin, X. C. Yuan, S. H. Tao, and R. E. Burge, "Variable-radius focused optical vortex with suppressed sidelobes," Opt. Lett. 31, 1600 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, "Spiral interferogram analysis," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 1400 (2006).

Y. Cai and S. He, "Propagation of hollow Gaussian beams through apertured paraxial optical systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 1410 (2006).

G. A. Swartzlander, "Achromatic optical vortex lens," Opt. Lett. 31, 2042 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Bekshaev and M. Soskin, "Rotational transformations and transverse energy flow in paraxial light beams: linear azimuthons," Opt. Lett. 31, 2199 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. Izdebskaya, T. Fadeyeva, V. Shvedov, and A. Volyar, "Vortex-bearing array of singular beams with very high orbital angular momentum," Opt. Lett. 31, 2523 (2006).

R. Chakraborty and A. Ghosh, "Generation of an elliptic hollow beam using Mathieu and Bessel functions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 2278 (2006).

R. Menon and H. I. Smith, "Absorbance-modulation optical lithography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 2290 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, C. Maurer, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, "Reverse orbiting of microparticles in optical vortices," Opt. Lett. 31, 2824 (2006).

D. M. Palacios and S. L. Hunyadi, "Low-order aberration sensitivity of an optical vortex coronagraph," Opt. Lett. 31, 2981 (2006).

J. B. Bentley, J. A. Davis, J. Albero, and I. Moreno, "Self-interferometric technique for visualization of phase patterns encoded onto a liquid-crystal display," Appl. Opt. 45, 7791 (2006).
[CrossRef]

P. Kurzynowski, W. A. Wozniak, and E. Fraçzek, "Optical vortices generation using the Wollaston prism," Appl. Opt. 45, 7898 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

2000 (1)

1997 (1)

Appl. Opt. (5)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (8)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Komp. Optika (1)

V. V. Kotlyar, S. N. Khonina, A. A. Almazov, and V. A. Soĭfer, "Optical pure vortices and hypergeometric modes," Komp. Optika 27, 21 (2005).

Opt. Lett. (12)

J. Arlt and M. J. Padgett, "Generation of a beam with a dark focus surrounded by regions of higher intensity: the optical bottle beam," Opt. Lett. 25, 191 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. R. Dennis, "Rows of optical vortices from elliptically perturbing a high-order beam," Opt. Lett. 31, 1325 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zhan, "Properties of circularly polarized vortex beams," Opt. Lett. 31, 867 (2006).
[CrossRef]

B. P. S. Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong, X. C. Yuan, L. S. Zhang, S. H. Tao, J. Bu, and H. Wang, "Design and fabrication of a double-axicon for generation of tailorable self-imaged three-dimensional intensity voids," Opt. Lett. 31, 987 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Kotlyar, S. N. Khonina, A. A. Kovalev, V. A. Soifer, H. Elfstrom, and J. Turunen, "Diffraction of a plane, finite-radius wave by a spiral phase plate," Opt. Lett. 31, 1597 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Lin, X. C. Yuan, S. H. Tao, and R. E. Burge, "Variable-radius focused optical vortex with suppressed sidelobes," Opt. Lett. 31, 1600 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Guo, Y. Han, J. Xu, and J. Ding, "Radial Hilbert transform with Laguerre-Gaussian spatial filters," Opt. Lett. 31, 1394 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, C. Maurer, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, "Reverse orbiting of microparticles in optical vortices," Opt. Lett. 31, 2824 (2006).

D. M. Palacios and S. L. Hunyadi, "Low-order aberration sensitivity of an optical vortex coronagraph," Opt. Lett. 31, 2981 (2006).

G. A. Swartzlander, "Achromatic optical vortex lens," Opt. Lett. 31, 2042 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Bekshaev and M. Soskin, "Rotational transformations and transverse energy flow in paraxial light beams: linear azimuthons," Opt. Lett. 31, 2199 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. Izdebskaya, T. Fadeyeva, V. Shvedov, and A. Volyar, "Vortex-bearing array of singular beams with very high orbital angular momentum," Opt. Lett. 31, 2523 (2006).

Other (2)

A. P. Prudnikov, Yu. A. Brychkov, and O. I. Marichev, Integrals and Series (Gordon and Breach, New York, 1986; Nauka, Moscow, 1983).

W. Miller, Symmetry and separation of variables (Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass., 1977).

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