Abstract

We present an amplitude damping channel for Laguerre-Gaussian modes. Our channel is tested experimentally for a Laguerre-Gaussian mode, having an azimuthal index l = 1, illustrating that it decays to a Gaussian mode in good agreement with the theoretical model for amplitude damping. Since we are able to characterize the action of such a channel on orbital angular momentum states, we propose using it to investigate the dynamics of entanglement.

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2010 (1)

2008 (1)

T. Konrad, F. de Melo, M. Tiersch, C. Kasztelan, A. Aragão, and A. Buchleitner, “Evolution equation for quantum entanglement,” Nat. Phys. 4(4), 99–102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

R. Zambrini and S. M. Barnett, “Quasi-intrinsic angular momentum and the measurement of its spectrum,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96(11), 113901 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (2)

J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, “Dynamic holographic optical tweezers,” Opt. Commun. 207(1-6), 169–175 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Leach, M. J. Padgett, S. M. Barnett, S. Franke-Arnold, and J. Courtial, “Measuring the orbital angular momentum of a single photon,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(25), 257901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2001 (1)

A. Mair, A. Vaziri, G. Weihs, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement of the orbital angular momentum states of photons,” Nature 412(6844), 313–316 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1995 (1)

H. He, M. E. J. Friese, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Direct observation of transfer of angular momentum to absorptive particles from a laser beam with a phase singularity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75(5), 826–829 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994 (1)

M. W. Beijersbergen, R. P. C. Coerwinkel, M. Kristensen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Helical-wave-front laser-beams produced with a spiral phaseplate,” Opt. Commun. 112(5-6), 321–327 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

M. W. Beijersbergen, L. Allen, H. E. L. O. Van der Veen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Astigmatic laser mode converters and the transfer of orbital angular momentum,” Opt. Commun. 96(1-3), 123–132 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45(11), 8185–8189 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1990 (1)

V. Yu Bazhenov, M. V. Vasnetsov, and M. S. Soskin, “Laser beams with screw dislocations in their wavefronts,” JETP Lett. 52, 429–431 (1990).

Allen, L.

M. W. Beijersbergen, L. Allen, H. E. L. O. Van der Veen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Astigmatic laser mode converters and the transfer of orbital angular momentum,” Opt. Commun. 96(1-3), 123–132 (1993).
[CrossRef]

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45(11), 8185–8189 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Aragão, A.

T. Konrad, F. de Melo, M. Tiersch, C. Kasztelan, A. Aragão, and A. Buchleitner, “Evolution equation for quantum entanglement,” Nat. Phys. 4(4), 99–102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Barnett, S. M.

R. Zambrini and S. M. Barnett, “Quasi-intrinsic angular momentum and the measurement of its spectrum,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96(11), 113901 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Leach, M. J. Padgett, S. M. Barnett, S. Franke-Arnold, and J. Courtial, “Measuring the orbital angular momentum of a single photon,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(25), 257901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Beijersbergen, M. W.

M. W. Beijersbergen, R. P. C. Coerwinkel, M. Kristensen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Helical-wave-front laser-beams produced with a spiral phaseplate,” Opt. Commun. 112(5-6), 321–327 (1994).
[CrossRef]

M. W. Beijersbergen, L. Allen, H. E. L. O. Van der Veen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Astigmatic laser mode converters and the transfer of orbital angular momentum,” Opt. Commun. 96(1-3), 123–132 (1993).
[CrossRef]

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45(11), 8185–8189 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Buchleitner, A.

T. Konrad, F. de Melo, M. Tiersch, C. Kasztelan, A. Aragão, and A. Buchleitner, “Evolution equation for quantum entanglement,” Nat. Phys. 4(4), 99–102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Coerwinkel, R. P. C.

M. W. Beijersbergen, R. P. C. Coerwinkel, M. Kristensen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Helical-wave-front laser-beams produced with a spiral phaseplate,” Opt. Commun. 112(5-6), 321–327 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Courtial, J.

J. Leach, M. J. Padgett, S. M. Barnett, S. Franke-Arnold, and J. Courtial, “Measuring the orbital angular momentum of a single photon,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(25), 257901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Curtis, J. E.

J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, “Dynamic holographic optical tweezers,” Opt. Commun. 207(1-6), 169–175 (2002).
[CrossRef]

de Melo, F.

T. Konrad, F. de Melo, M. Tiersch, C. Kasztelan, A. Aragão, and A. Buchleitner, “Evolution equation for quantum entanglement,” Nat. Phys. 4(4), 99–102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Franke-Arnold, S.

J. Leach, M. J. Padgett, S. M. Barnett, S. Franke-Arnold, and J. Courtial, “Measuring the orbital angular momentum of a single photon,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(25), 257901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Friese, M. E. J.

H. He, M. E. J. Friese, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Direct observation of transfer of angular momentum to absorptive particles from a laser beam with a phase singularity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75(5), 826–829 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Grier, D. G.

J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, “Dynamic holographic optical tweezers,” Opt. Commun. 207(1-6), 169–175 (2002).
[CrossRef]

He, H.

H. He, M. E. J. Friese, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Direct observation of transfer of angular momentum to absorptive particles from a laser beam with a phase singularity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75(5), 826–829 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Heckenberg, N. R.

H. He, M. E. J. Friese, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Direct observation of transfer of angular momentum to absorptive particles from a laser beam with a phase singularity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75(5), 826–829 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kasztelan, C.

T. Konrad, F. de Melo, M. Tiersch, C. Kasztelan, A. Aragão, and A. Buchleitner, “Evolution equation for quantum entanglement,” Nat. Phys. 4(4), 99–102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Khoury, A. Z.

Konrad, T.

T. Konrad, F. de Melo, M. Tiersch, C. Kasztelan, A. Aragão, and A. Buchleitner, “Evolution equation for quantum entanglement,” Nat. Phys. 4(4), 99–102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Koss, B. A.

J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, “Dynamic holographic optical tweezers,” Opt. Commun. 207(1-6), 169–175 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kristensen, M.

M. W. Beijersbergen, R. P. C. Coerwinkel, M. Kristensen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Helical-wave-front laser-beams produced with a spiral phaseplate,” Opt. Commun. 112(5-6), 321–327 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Leach, J.

J. Leach, M. J. Padgett, S. M. Barnett, S. Franke-Arnold, and J. Courtial, “Measuring the orbital angular momentum of a single photon,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(25), 257901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mair, A.

A. Mair, A. Vaziri, G. Weihs, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement of the orbital angular momentum states of photons,” Nature 412(6844), 313–316 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Padgett, M. J.

J. Leach, M. J. Padgett, S. M. Barnett, S. Franke-Arnold, and J. Courtial, “Measuring the orbital angular momentum of a single photon,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(25), 257901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rubinsztein-Dunlop, H.

H. He, M. E. J. Friese, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Direct observation of transfer of angular momentum to absorptive particles from a laser beam with a phase singularity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75(5), 826–829 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Soskin, M. S.

V. Yu Bazhenov, M. V. Vasnetsov, and M. S. Soskin, “Laser beams with screw dislocations in their wavefronts,” JETP Lett. 52, 429–431 (1990).

Souza, C. E. R.

Spreeuw, R. J. C.

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45(11), 8185–8189 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tiersch, M.

T. Konrad, F. de Melo, M. Tiersch, C. Kasztelan, A. Aragão, and A. Buchleitner, “Evolution equation for quantum entanglement,” Nat. Phys. 4(4), 99–102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Van der Veen, H. E. L. O.

M. W. Beijersbergen, L. Allen, H. E. L. O. Van der Veen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Astigmatic laser mode converters and the transfer of orbital angular momentum,” Opt. Commun. 96(1-3), 123–132 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Vasnetsov, M. V.

V. Yu Bazhenov, M. V. Vasnetsov, and M. S. Soskin, “Laser beams with screw dislocations in their wavefronts,” JETP Lett. 52, 429–431 (1990).

Vaziri, A.

A. Mair, A. Vaziri, G. Weihs, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement of the orbital angular momentum states of photons,” Nature 412(6844), 313–316 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Weihs, G.

A. Mair, A. Vaziri, G. Weihs, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement of the orbital angular momentum states of photons,” Nature 412(6844), 313–316 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Woerdman, J. P.

M. W. Beijersbergen, R. P. C. Coerwinkel, M. Kristensen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Helical-wave-front laser-beams produced with a spiral phaseplate,” Opt. Commun. 112(5-6), 321–327 (1994).
[CrossRef]

M. W. Beijersbergen, L. Allen, H. E. L. O. Van der Veen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Astigmatic laser mode converters and the transfer of orbital angular momentum,” Opt. Commun. 96(1-3), 123–132 (1993).
[CrossRef]

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45(11), 8185–8189 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yu Bazhenov, V.

V. Yu Bazhenov, M. V. Vasnetsov, and M. S. Soskin, “Laser beams with screw dislocations in their wavefronts,” JETP Lett. 52, 429–431 (1990).

Zambrini, R.

R. Zambrini and S. M. Barnett, “Quasi-intrinsic angular momentum and the measurement of its spectrum,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96(11), 113901 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zeilinger, A.

A. Mair, A. Vaziri, G. Weihs, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement of the orbital angular momentum states of photons,” Nature 412(6844), 313–316 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

JETP Lett. (1)

V. Yu Bazhenov, M. V. Vasnetsov, and M. S. Soskin, “Laser beams with screw dislocations in their wavefronts,” JETP Lett. 52, 429–431 (1990).

Nat. Phys. (1)

T. Konrad, F. de Melo, M. Tiersch, C. Kasztelan, A. Aragão, and A. Buchleitner, “Evolution equation for quantum entanglement,” Nat. Phys. 4(4), 99–102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

A. Mair, A. Vaziri, G. Weihs, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement of the orbital angular momentum states of photons,” Nature 412(6844), 313–316 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (3)

J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, “Dynamic holographic optical tweezers,” Opt. Commun. 207(1-6), 169–175 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. W. Beijersbergen, L. Allen, H. E. L. O. Van der Veen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Astigmatic laser mode converters and the transfer of orbital angular momentum,” Opt. Commun. 96(1-3), 123–132 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. W. Beijersbergen, R. P. C. Coerwinkel, M. Kristensen, and J. P. Woerdman, “Helical-wave-front laser-beams produced with a spiral phaseplate,” Opt. Commun. 112(5-6), 321–327 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45(11), 8185–8189 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

H. He, M. E. J. Friese, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Direct observation of transfer of angular momentum to absorptive particles from a laser beam with a phase singularity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75(5), 826–829 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Leach, M. J. Padgett, S. M. Barnett, S. Franke-Arnold, and J. Courtial, “Measuring the orbital angular momentum of a single photon,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(25), 257901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Zambrini and S. M. Barnett, “Quasi-intrinsic angular momentum and the measurement of its spectrum,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96(11), 113901 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (3)

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1980), 6th ed.

B. Pors, C. H. Monken, E. R. Eliel, and J. P. Woerdman, “Transport of orbital-angular-momentum entanglement through a turbulent atmosphere,” Quant-ph, 1–5 (2009).

M. A. Nielsen and I. L. Chaung, Quantum computation and quantum information, Cambridge University Press, 380, Cambridge (2000).

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