Abstract

A modification of the helical phase profile obtained by eliminating the on-axis screw-dislocation is presented. Beams with this phase possess a variety of interesting properties different from optical vortex beams. Numerical simulations verify analytic predictions and reveal that beams with this phase have intensity patterns which vary as a function of the phase parameters, as well as the propagation distance. Calculations of the Poynting vector and orbital angular momentum are also performed. Experiments verify the intensity profiles obtained in simulation.

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2008 (1)

2007 (3)

2006 (1)

X. Yuan, B. S. Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong, L. Zhang, J. Bu, S. Tao, K. J. Moh, and J. Lin, "Micro-optical elements for optical manipulation," Opt. Photon. News 17, 36 - 41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

2004 (3)

W.M. Lee, X.-C. Yuan, K. Dholakia, "Experimental observation of optical vortex evolution in a Gaussian beam with an embedded fractional phase step," Opt. Commun. 239, 129-135 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. V. Berry, "Optical Vortices Evolving from helicoidal integer and fractional phase steps," J. Opt. A 6, 259 - 268 (2004).

I. V. Basistiy, V. A. Pas’ko, V. V. Slyusar, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Synthesis and analysis of optical vortices with fractional topological charges," J. Opt. A 6, S166 - S169 (2004).

2003 (1)

G. V. Borgatiryova and M. S. Soskin, "Detection and metrology of optical vortex helical wavefronts," SPQEO 6, 254 - 258 (2003).

2002 (2)

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garces-Chavez, S. Chavez-Cerda, J. Arlt, and K. Dholakia, "Orbital angular momentum of a high-order Bessel light beam," J. Opt. B 4, S82-S89 (2002).

J. E. Molloy and M. J. Padgett, "Lights, action: optical tweezers," Contemp. Phys. 43, 241 - 258 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

1997 (3)

G.-H. Kim, J.-H. Jeon, K.-H. Ko, H.-J. Moon, J.-H. Lee, and J.-S. Chang, "Optical vortices produced with a nonspiral phase plate," Appl. Opt. 36, 8614 - 8621 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. S. Soskin, V. N. Gorshkov, M. V. Vasnetsov, J. T. Malos, and N. R. Heckenberg, "Topological charge and angular momentum of light beams carrying optical vortices," Phys. Rev. A 56, 4064 - 4075 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Padgett and L. Allen, "Optical tweezers and spanners," Phys. World 10, 35 - 38 (1997).

1995 (2)

M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, "The Poynting vector in Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes," Opt. Commun. 121, 36 - 40 (1995).
[CrossRef]

I. V. Basistiy, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Optical wavefront dislocations and their properties," Opt. Commun. 119, 604 - 612 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

S. M. Barnett, and L. Allen, "Orbital angular momentum and nonparaxial light beams," Opt. Commun. 110, 670 - 678 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (2)

I. V. Basistiy, V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Optics of light beams with screw dislocations," Opt. Commun. 103, 422 - 428 (1993).
[CrossRef]

G. Indebetouw, "Optical vortices and their propagation," J. Mod. Opt. 40, 73 - 87 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992 (2)

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Screw dislocations in light wavefronts," J. Mod. Opt. 39, 985 - 990 (1992).
[CrossRef]

K. Staliunas, "Dynamics of optical vortices in a laser beam," Opt. Commun. 90, 123 - 127 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Ahluwalia, B. S.

X. Yuan, B. S. Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong, L. Zhang, J. Bu, S. Tao, K. J. Moh, and J. Lin, "Micro-optical elements for optical manipulation," Opt. Photon. News 17, 36 - 41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Allen, L.

M. J. Padgett and L. Allen, "Optical tweezers and spanners," Phys. World 10, 35 - 38 (1997).

M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, "The Poynting vector in Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes," Opt. Commun. 121, 36 - 40 (1995).
[CrossRef]

S. M. Barnett, and L. Allen, "Orbital angular momentum and nonparaxial light beams," Opt. Commun. 110, 670 - 678 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Alonzo, C. A.

Arlt, J.

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garces-Chavez, S. Chavez-Cerda, J. Arlt, and K. Dholakia, "Orbital angular momentum of a high-order Bessel light beam," J. Opt. B 4, S82-S89 (2002).

Arnold, A. S.

Barnett, S. M.

Basistiy, I. V.

I. V. Basistiy, V. A. Pas’ko, V. V. Slyusar, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Synthesis and analysis of optical vortices with fractional topological charges," J. Opt. A 6, S166 - S169 (2004).

I. V. Basistiy, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Optical wavefront dislocations and their properties," Opt. Commun. 119, 604 - 612 (1995).
[CrossRef]

I. V. Basistiy, V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Optics of light beams with screw dislocations," Opt. Commun. 103, 422 - 428 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Bazhenov, V. Yu.

I. V. Basistiy, V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Optics of light beams with screw dislocations," Opt. Commun. 103, 422 - 428 (1993).
[CrossRef]

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Screw dislocations in light wavefronts," J. Mod. Opt. 39, 985 - 990 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Berry, M. V.

M. V. Berry, "Optical Vortices Evolving from helicoidal integer and fractional phase steps," J. Opt. A 6, 259 - 268 (2004).

Borgatiryova, G. V.

G. V. Borgatiryova and M. S. Soskin, "Detection and metrology of optical vortex helical wavefronts," SPQEO 6, 254 - 258 (2003).

Bu, J.

X. Yuan, B. S. Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong, L. Zhang, J. Bu, S. Tao, K. J. Moh, and J. Lin, "Micro-optical elements for optical manipulation," Opt. Photon. News 17, 36 - 41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chang, J.-S.

Chavez-Cerda, S.

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garces-Chavez, S. Chavez-Cerda, J. Arlt, and K. Dholakia, "Orbital angular momentum of a high-order Bessel light beam," J. Opt. B 4, S82-S89 (2002).

Cheong, W. C.

X. Yuan, B. S. Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong, L. Zhang, J. Bu, S. Tao, K. J. Moh, and J. Lin, "Micro-optical elements for optical manipulation," Opt. Photon. News 17, 36 - 41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dholakia, K.

W.M. Lee, X.-C. Yuan, K. Dholakia, "Experimental observation of optical vortex evolution in a Gaussian beam with an embedded fractional phase step," Opt. Commun. 239, 129-135 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garces-Chavez, S. Chavez-Cerda, J. Arlt, and K. Dholakia, "Orbital angular momentum of a high-order Bessel light beam," J. Opt. B 4, S82-S89 (2002).

Dreischuh, A.

Ellinas, D.

Flossmann, F.

Franke-Arnold, S.

Garces-Chavez, V.

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garces-Chavez, S. Chavez-Cerda, J. Arlt, and K. Dholakia, "Orbital angular momentum of a high-order Bessel light beam," J. Opt. B 4, S82-S89 (2002).

Girkin, J. M.

Gluckstad, P.

Gorshkov, V. N.

M. S. Soskin, V. N. Gorshkov, M. V. Vasnetsov, J. T. Malos, and N. R. Heckenberg, "Topological charge and angular momentum of light beams carrying optical vortices," Phys. Rev. A 56, 4064 - 4075 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Gotte, J. B.

Heckenberg, N. R.

M. S. Soskin, V. N. Gorshkov, M. V. Vasnetsov, J. T. Malos, and N. R. Heckenberg, "Topological charge and angular momentum of light beams carrying optical vortices," Phys. Rev. A 56, 4064 - 4075 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Hermosa, N. P.

N. P. HermosaII and C. O. Manaois, "Phase structure of Helico-conical optical beams," Opt. Commun. 271, 178 - 183 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Indebetouw, G.

G. Indebetouw, "Optical vortices and their propagation," J. Mod. Opt. 40, 73 - 87 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Jeon, J.-H.

Kelemen, L.

Kim, G.-H.

Ko, K.-H.

Leach, J.

Lee, J.-H.

Lee, W.M.

W.M. Lee, X.-C. Yuan, K. Dholakia, "Experimental observation of optical vortex evolution in a Gaussian beam with an embedded fractional phase step," Opt. Commun. 239, 129-135 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lembessis, V. E.

Lin, J.

X. Yuan, B. S. Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong, L. Zhang, J. Bu, S. Tao, K. J. Moh, and J. Lin, "Micro-optical elements for optical manipulation," Opt. Photon. News 17, 36 - 41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Malos, J. T.

M. S. Soskin, V. N. Gorshkov, M. V. Vasnetsov, J. T. Malos, and N. R. Heckenberg, "Topological charge and angular momentum of light beams carrying optical vortices," Phys. Rev. A 56, 4064 - 4075 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Manaois, C. O.

N. P. HermosaII and C. O. Manaois, "Phase structure of Helico-conical optical beams," Opt. Commun. 271, 178 - 183 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Moh, K. J.

X. Yuan, B. S. Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong, L. Zhang, J. Bu, S. Tao, K. J. Moh, and J. Lin, "Micro-optical elements for optical manipulation," Opt. Photon. News 17, 36 - 41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Molloy, J. E.

J. E. Molloy and M. J. Padgett, "Lights, action: optical tweezers," Contemp. Phys. 43, 241 - 258 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Moon, H.-J.

Neshev, D.

Ohberg, P.

O'Holleran, K.

Ormos, P.

Padgett, M. J.

J. B. Gotte, K. O'Holleran, D. Preece, F. Flossmann, S. Franke-Arnold, S. M. Barnett, and M. J. Padgett, "Light beams with orbital angular momentum and their vortex structure," Opt. Express 16, 993 - 1006 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Franke-Arnold, J. Leach, M. J. Padgett, V. E. Lembessis, D. Ellinas, A. J. Wright, J. M. Girkin, P. Ohberg, and A. S. Arnold, "Optical ferris wheel for ultracold atoms," Opt. Express 15, 8619 - 8625 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. E. Molloy and M. J. Padgett, "Lights, action: optical tweezers," Contemp. Phys. 43, 241 - 258 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Padgett and L. Allen, "Optical tweezers and spanners," Phys. World 10, 35 - 38 (1997).

M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, "The Poynting vector in Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes," Opt. Commun. 121, 36 - 40 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Pas’ko, V. A.

I. V. Basistiy, V. A. Pas’ko, V. V. Slyusar, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Synthesis and analysis of optical vortices with fractional topological charges," J. Opt. A 6, S166 - S169 (2004).

Paulus, G. G.

Preece, D.

Ramee, S.

Rodrigo, P. J.

Simon, R.

Slyusar, V. V.

I. V. Basistiy, V. A. Pas’ko, V. V. Slyusar, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Synthesis and analysis of optical vortices with fractional topological charges," J. Opt. A 6, S166 - S169 (2004).

Soskin, M. S.

I. V. Basistiy, V. A. Pas’ko, V. V. Slyusar, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Synthesis and analysis of optical vortices with fractional topological charges," J. Opt. A 6, S166 - S169 (2004).

G. V. Borgatiryova and M. S. Soskin, "Detection and metrology of optical vortex helical wavefronts," SPQEO 6, 254 - 258 (2003).

M. S. Soskin, V. N. Gorshkov, M. V. Vasnetsov, J. T. Malos, and N. R. Heckenberg, "Topological charge and angular momentum of light beams carrying optical vortices," Phys. Rev. A 56, 4064 - 4075 (1997).
[CrossRef]

I. V. Basistiy, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Optical wavefront dislocations and their properties," Opt. Commun. 119, 604 - 612 (1995).
[CrossRef]

I. V. Basistiy, V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Optics of light beams with screw dislocations," Opt. Commun. 103, 422 - 428 (1993).
[CrossRef]

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Screw dislocations in light wavefronts," J. Mod. Opt. 39, 985 - 990 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Staliunas, K.

K. Staliunas, "Dynamics of optical vortices in a laser beam," Opt. Commun. 90, 123 - 127 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Tao, S.

X. Yuan, B. S. Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong, L. Zhang, J. Bu, S. Tao, K. J. Moh, and J. Lin, "Micro-optical elements for optical manipulation," Opt. Photon. News 17, 36 - 41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Valkai, S.

Vasnetsov, M. V.

I. V. Basistiy, V. A. Pas’ko, V. V. Slyusar, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Synthesis and analysis of optical vortices with fractional topological charges," J. Opt. A 6, S166 - S169 (2004).

M. S. Soskin, V. N. Gorshkov, M. V. Vasnetsov, J. T. Malos, and N. R. Heckenberg, "Topological charge and angular momentum of light beams carrying optical vortices," Phys. Rev. A 56, 4064 - 4075 (1997).
[CrossRef]

I. V. Basistiy, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Optical wavefront dislocations and their properties," Opt. Commun. 119, 604 - 612 (1995).
[CrossRef]

I. V. Basistiy, V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Optics of light beams with screw dislocations," Opt. Commun. 103, 422 - 428 (1993).
[CrossRef]

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Screw dislocations in light wavefronts," J. Mod. Opt. 39, 985 - 990 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Volke-Sepulveda, K.

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garces-Chavez, S. Chavez-Cerda, J. Arlt, and K. Dholakia, "Orbital angular momentum of a high-order Bessel light beam," J. Opt. B 4, S82-S89 (2002).

Walther, H.

Wright, A. J.

Yuan, X.

X. Yuan, B. S. Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong, L. Zhang, J. Bu, S. Tao, K. J. Moh, and J. Lin, "Micro-optical elements for optical manipulation," Opt. Photon. News 17, 36 - 41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yuan, X.-C.

W.M. Lee, X.-C. Yuan, K. Dholakia, "Experimental observation of optical vortex evolution in a Gaussian beam with an embedded fractional phase step," Opt. Commun. 239, 129-135 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, L.

X. Yuan, B. S. Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong, L. Zhang, J. Bu, S. Tao, K. J. Moh, and J. Lin, "Micro-optical elements for optical manipulation," Opt. Photon. News 17, 36 - 41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Contemp. Phys. (1)

J. E. Molloy and M. J. Padgett, "Lights, action: optical tweezers," Contemp. Phys. 43, 241 - 258 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (2)

G. Indebetouw, "Optical vortices and their propagation," J. Mod. Opt. 40, 73 - 87 (1993).
[CrossRef]

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Screw dislocations in light wavefronts," J. Mod. Opt. 39, 985 - 990 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A (2)

I. V. Basistiy, V. A. Pas’ko, V. V. Slyusar, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Synthesis and analysis of optical vortices with fractional topological charges," J. Opt. A 6, S166 - S169 (2004).

M. V. Berry, "Optical Vortices Evolving from helicoidal integer and fractional phase steps," J. Opt. A 6, 259 - 268 (2004).

J. Opt. B (1)

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garces-Chavez, S. Chavez-Cerda, J. Arlt, and K. Dholakia, "Orbital angular momentum of a high-order Bessel light beam," J. Opt. B 4, S82-S89 (2002).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (7)

N. P. HermosaII and C. O. Manaois, "Phase structure of Helico-conical optical beams," Opt. Commun. 271, 178 - 183 (2007).
[CrossRef]

W.M. Lee, X.-C. Yuan, K. Dholakia, "Experimental observation of optical vortex evolution in a Gaussian beam with an embedded fractional phase step," Opt. Commun. 239, 129-135 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. Staliunas, "Dynamics of optical vortices in a laser beam," Opt. Commun. 90, 123 - 127 (1992).
[CrossRef]

I. V. Basistiy, V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Optics of light beams with screw dislocations," Opt. Commun. 103, 422 - 428 (1993).
[CrossRef]

I. V. Basistiy, M. S. Soskin, and M. V. Vasnetsov, "Optical wavefront dislocations and their properties," Opt. Commun. 119, 604 - 612 (1995).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Padgett, and L. Allen, "The Poynting vector in Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes," Opt. Commun. 121, 36 - 40 (1995).
[CrossRef]

S. M. Barnett, and L. Allen, "Orbital angular momentum and nonparaxial light beams," Opt. Commun. 110, 670 - 678 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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