Abstract

We report an interesting observation in the formation of Young’s fringes from a two pinhole arrangement illuminated by waves from the neighborhood of a zero of an optical phase singularity. Spacing of the Young’s fringes appears to defy the dependence of pin-hole separation. But for larger pinhole separation such an anomalous phenomenon is not discernible. The experiments show that the fringe spacing is governed by the stronger local phase gradient near the vortex core that also has a radial part. Many diffraction experiments reported so far have missed this aspect as the phase gradient in a vortex beam is normally considered to have only azimuthal and longitudinal components. This work reveals the vortex core structure and is the first experimental evidence to the existence of a radial component of this phase gradient.

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2013 (3)

Z. N. Ozer, H. Chaluvadi, M. Ulu, M. Dogan, B. Aktas, and D. Madison, “Young’s double-slit interference for quantum particles,” Phys. Rev. A 87(4), 042704 (2013).
[Crossref]

K. Y. Bliokh, A. Y. Bekshaev, A. G. Kofman, and F. Nori, “Photon trajectories, anomalous velocities and weak measurements: a classical interpretation,” New J. Phys. 15(7), 073022 (2013).
[Crossref]

B. K. Singh, M. Bahl, D. S. Mehta, and P. Senthilkumaran, “Study of internal energy flows in dipole vortex beams by knife edge test,” Opt. Commun. 293, 15–21 (2013).
[Crossref]

2011 (1)

2010 (1)

J. M. Hickmann, E. J. S. Fonseca, W. C. Soares, and S. Chávez-Cerda, “Unveiling a Truncated Optical Lattice Associated with a Triangular Aperture Using Light’s Orbital Angular Momentum,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(5), 053904 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2009 (2)

M. R. Dennis, K. O’Holleran, and M. J. Padgett, “Singular optics: optical vortices and polarization singularities,” Prog. Opt. 53, 293–363 (2009).
[Crossref]

D. P. Ghai, P. Senthilkumaran, and R. S. Sirohi, “Single slit diffraction of an optical beam with phase singularity,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 47(1), 123–126 (2009).
[Crossref]

2007 (1)

R. Mir, J. S. Lundeen, M. W. Mitchell, A. M. Steinberg, J. L. Garretson, and H. M. Wiseman, “A double-slit ‘which-way’ experiment on the complementarity–uncertainty debate,” New J. Phys. 9(8), 287 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (2)

2005 (1)

M. V. Berry, “Phase vortex spirals,” J. Phys. Math. Gen. 38(45), L745–L751 (2005).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

M. J. Padgett, J. Courtial, and L. Allen, “Light's orbital angular momentum,” Phys. Today 57(5), 35–40 (2004).
[Crossref]

2003 (3)

J. Arlt, “Handedness and azimuthal energy flow of optical vortex beams,” J. Mod. Opt. 50(10), 501573 (2003).

F. S. Roux, “Optical vortex density limitation,” Opt. Commun. 223(1-3), 31–37 (2003).
[Crossref]

J. E. Curtis and D. G. Grier, “Structure of optical vortices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(13), 133901 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2001 (1)

M. S. Soskin and M. V. Vasnetsov, “Singular optics,” Prog. Opt. 42, 219–276 (2001).
[Crossref]

1999 (1)

M. Arndt, O. Nairz, J. Vos-Andreae, C. Keller, G. van der Zouw, and A. Zeilinger, “Wave-particle duality of C(60) molecules,” Nature 401(6754), 680–682 (1999).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1992 (1)

F. Shimizu, K. Shimizu, and H. Takuma, “Double-slit interference with ultracold metastable Neon atoms,” Phys. Rev. A 46(1), R17–R20 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1991 (2)

O. Carnal and J. Mlynek, “Young’s double-slit experiment with atoms: A simple atom interferometer,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 66(21), 2689–2692 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

O. Carnal and J. Mlynek, “Young’s double-slit experiment with atoms: A simple atom interferometer,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 66(21), 2689–2692 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1990 (1)

Y. Aharonov, J. Anandan, S. Popescu, and L. Vaidman, “Superpositions of time evolutions of a quantum system and a quantum time-translation machine,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 64(25), 2965–2968 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1988 (1)

A. Zelinger, R. Gähler, C. G. Shull, W. Treimer, and W. Mampe, “Single- and double-slit diffraction of neutrons,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 60(4), 1067–1073 (1988).
[Crossref]

1974 (2)

C. Jönsson, “Electron diffraction at multiple slits,” Am. J. Phys. 42(1), 4–11 (1974).
[Crossref]

J. F. Nye and M. V. Berry, “Dislocations in wave trains,” Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A Math. Phys. Sci. 336(1605), 165–190 (1974).
[Crossref]

1961 (1)

C. Jönsson, “Elektroneninterferenzen an mehrerenk unstlichhergestellter Feinspalten,” Z. Phys. 161, 454–474 (1961).
[Crossref]

1804 (1)

T. Young, “The Bakerian lecture: experiments and calculations relative to physical optics,” Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 94, 1–16 (1804).
[Crossref]

1802 (1)

T. Young, “An account of some cases of the production of colours, not hitherto described,” Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 92, 387–397 (1802).
[Crossref]

Aharonov, Y.

Y. Aharonov, J. Anandan, S. Popescu, and L. Vaidman, “Superpositions of time evolutions of a quantum system and a quantum time-translation machine,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 64(25), 2965–2968 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Aktas, B.

Z. N. Ozer, H. Chaluvadi, M. Ulu, M. Dogan, B. Aktas, and D. Madison, “Young’s double-slit interference for quantum particles,” Phys. Rev. A 87(4), 042704 (2013).
[Crossref]

Alfano, R. R.

Allen, L.

M. J. Padgett, J. Courtial, and L. Allen, “Light's orbital angular momentum,” Phys. Today 57(5), 35–40 (2004).
[Crossref]

Anandan, J.

Y. Aharonov, J. Anandan, S. Popescu, and L. Vaidman, “Superpositions of time evolutions of a quantum system and a quantum time-translation machine,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 64(25), 2965–2968 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Arlt, J.

J. Arlt, “Handedness and azimuthal energy flow of optical vortex beams,” J. Mod. Opt. 50(10), 501573 (2003).

Arndt, M.

M. Arndt, O. Nairz, J. Vos-Andreae, C. Keller, G. van der Zouw, and A. Zeilinger, “Wave-particle duality of C(60) molecules,” Nature 401(6754), 680–682 (1999).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bahl, M.

B. K. Singh, M. Bahl, D. S. Mehta, and P. Senthilkumaran, “Study of internal energy flows in dipole vortex beams by knife edge test,” Opt. Commun. 293, 15–21 (2013).
[Crossref]

Bekshaev, A. Y.

K. Y. Bliokh, A. Y. Bekshaev, A. G. Kofman, and F. Nori, “Photon trajectories, anomalous velocities and weak measurements: a classical interpretation,” New J. Phys. 15(7), 073022 (2013).
[Crossref]

Berry, M. V.

M. V. Berry, “Phase vortex spirals,” J. Phys. Math. Gen. 38(45), L745–L751 (2005).
[Crossref]

J. F. Nye and M. V. Berry, “Dislocations in wave trains,” Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A Math. Phys. Sci. 336(1605), 165–190 (1974).
[Crossref]

M. V. Berry, Proceedings of the OSA, Washington DC, 2007.

Bliokh, K. Y.

K. Y. Bliokh, A. Y. Bekshaev, A. G. Kofman, and F. Nori, “Photon trajectories, anomalous velocities and weak measurements: a classical interpretation,” New J. Phys. 15(7), 073022 (2013).
[Crossref]

Carnal, O.

O. Carnal and J. Mlynek, “Young’s double-slit experiment with atoms: A simple atom interferometer,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 66(21), 2689–2692 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

O. Carnal and J. Mlynek, “Young’s double-slit experiment with atoms: A simple atom interferometer,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 66(21), 2689–2692 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chaluvadi, H.

Z. N. Ozer, H. Chaluvadi, M. Ulu, M. Dogan, B. Aktas, and D. Madison, “Young’s double-slit interference for quantum particles,” Phys. Rev. A 87(4), 042704 (2013).
[Crossref]

Chávez-Cerda, S.

J. M. Hickmann, E. J. S. Fonseca, W. C. Soares, and S. Chávez-Cerda, “Unveiling a Truncated Optical Lattice Associated with a Triangular Aperture Using Light’s Orbital Angular Momentum,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(5), 053904 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Courtial, J.

M. J. Padgett, J. Courtial, and L. Allen, “Light's orbital angular momentum,” Phys. Today 57(5), 35–40 (2004).
[Crossref]

Curtis, J. E.

J. E. Curtis and D. G. Grier, “Structure of optical vortices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(13), 133901 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dennis, M. R.

M. R. Dennis, K. O’Holleran, and M. J. Padgett, “Singular optics: optical vortices and polarization singularities,” Prog. Opt. 53, 293–363 (2009).
[Crossref]

Dogan, M.

Z. N. Ozer, H. Chaluvadi, M. Ulu, M. Dogan, B. Aktas, and D. Madison, “Young’s double-slit interference for quantum particles,” Phys. Rev. A 87(4), 042704 (2013).
[Crossref]

Ferreira, Q. S.

Fonseca, E. J. S.

Q. S. Ferreira, A. J. Jesus-Silva, E. J. S. Fonseca, and J. M. Hickmann, “Fraunhofer diffraction of light with orbital angular momentum by a slit,” Opt. Lett. 36(16), 3106–3108 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. M. Hickmann, E. J. S. Fonseca, W. C. Soares, and S. Chávez-Cerda, “Unveiling a Truncated Optical Lattice Associated with a Triangular Aperture Using Light’s Orbital Angular Momentum,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(5), 053904 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gähler, R.

A. Zelinger, R. Gähler, C. G. Shull, W. Treimer, and W. Mampe, “Single- and double-slit diffraction of neutrons,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 60(4), 1067–1073 (1988).
[Crossref]

Garretson, J. L.

R. Mir, J. S. Lundeen, M. W. Mitchell, A. M. Steinberg, J. L. Garretson, and H. M. Wiseman, “A double-slit ‘which-way’ experiment on the complementarity–uncertainty debate,” New J. Phys. 9(8), 287 (2007).
[Crossref]

Ghai, D. P.

D. P. Ghai, P. Senthilkumaran, and R. S. Sirohi, “Single slit diffraction of an optical beam with phase singularity,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 47(1), 123–126 (2009).
[Crossref]

Grier, D. G.

J. E. Curtis and D. G. Grier, “Structure of optical vortices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(13), 133901 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hickmann, J. M.

Q. S. Ferreira, A. J. Jesus-Silva, E. J. S. Fonseca, and J. M. Hickmann, “Fraunhofer diffraction of light with orbital angular momentum by a slit,” Opt. Lett. 36(16), 3106–3108 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. M. Hickmann, E. J. S. Fonseca, W. C. Soares, and S. Chávez-Cerda, “Unveiling a Truncated Optical Lattice Associated with a Triangular Aperture Using Light’s Orbital Angular Momentum,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(5), 053904 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Jesus-Silva, A. J.

Jönsson, C.

C. Jönsson, “Electron diffraction at multiple slits,” Am. J. Phys. 42(1), 4–11 (1974).
[Crossref]

C. Jönsson, “Elektroneninterferenzen an mehrerenk unstlichhergestellter Feinspalten,” Z. Phys. 161, 454–474 (1961).
[Crossref]

Keen, S.

Keller, C.

M. Arndt, O. Nairz, J. Vos-Andreae, C. Keller, G. van der Zouw, and A. Zeilinger, “Wave-particle duality of C(60) molecules,” Nature 401(6754), 680–682 (1999).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kofman, A. G.

K. Y. Bliokh, A. Y. Bekshaev, A. G. Kofman, and F. Nori, “Photon trajectories, anomalous velocities and weak measurements: a classical interpretation,” New J. Phys. 15(7), 073022 (2013).
[Crossref]

Leach, J.

Love, G. D.

Lundeen, J. S.

R. Mir, J. S. Lundeen, M. W. Mitchell, A. M. Steinberg, J. L. Garretson, and H. M. Wiseman, “A double-slit ‘which-way’ experiment on the complementarity–uncertainty debate,” New J. Phys. 9(8), 287 (2007).
[Crossref]

Madison, D.

Z. N. Ozer, H. Chaluvadi, M. Ulu, M. Dogan, B. Aktas, and D. Madison, “Young’s double-slit interference for quantum particles,” Phys. Rev. A 87(4), 042704 (2013).
[Crossref]

Mampe, W.

A. Zelinger, R. Gähler, C. G. Shull, W. Treimer, and W. Mampe, “Single- and double-slit diffraction of neutrons,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 60(4), 1067–1073 (1988).
[Crossref]

Mehta, D. S.

B. K. Singh, M. Bahl, D. S. Mehta, and P. Senthilkumaran, “Study of internal energy flows in dipole vortex beams by knife edge test,” Opt. Commun. 293, 15–21 (2013).
[Crossref]

Mir, R.

R. Mir, J. S. Lundeen, M. W. Mitchell, A. M. Steinberg, J. L. Garretson, and H. M. Wiseman, “A double-slit ‘which-way’ experiment on the complementarity–uncertainty debate,” New J. Phys. 9(8), 287 (2007).
[Crossref]

Mitchell, M. W.

R. Mir, J. S. Lundeen, M. W. Mitchell, A. M. Steinberg, J. L. Garretson, and H. M. Wiseman, “A double-slit ‘which-way’ experiment on the complementarity–uncertainty debate,” New J. Phys. 9(8), 287 (2007).
[Crossref]

Mlynek, J.

O. Carnal and J. Mlynek, “Young’s double-slit experiment with atoms: A simple atom interferometer,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 66(21), 2689–2692 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

O. Carnal and J. Mlynek, “Young’s double-slit experiment with atoms: A simple atom interferometer,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 66(21), 2689–2692 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Nairz, O.

M. Arndt, O. Nairz, J. Vos-Andreae, C. Keller, G. van der Zouw, and A. Zeilinger, “Wave-particle duality of C(60) molecules,” Nature 401(6754), 680–682 (1999).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Nori, F.

K. Y. Bliokh, A. Y. Bekshaev, A. G. Kofman, and F. Nori, “Photon trajectories, anomalous velocities and weak measurements: a classical interpretation,” New J. Phys. 15(7), 073022 (2013).
[Crossref]

Nye, J. F.

J. F. Nye and M. V. Berry, “Dislocations in wave trains,” Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A Math. Phys. Sci. 336(1605), 165–190 (1974).
[Crossref]

O’Holleran, K.

M. R. Dennis, K. O’Holleran, and M. J. Padgett, “Singular optics: optical vortices and polarization singularities,” Prog. Opt. 53, 293–363 (2009).
[Crossref]

Ozer, Z. N.

Z. N. Ozer, H. Chaluvadi, M. Ulu, M. Dogan, B. Aktas, and D. Madison, “Young’s double-slit interference for quantum particles,” Phys. Rev. A 87(4), 042704 (2013).
[Crossref]

Padgett, M. J.

M. R. Dennis, K. O’Holleran, and M. J. Padgett, “Singular optics: optical vortices and polarization singularities,” Prog. Opt. 53, 293–363 (2009).
[Crossref]

J. Leach, S. Keen, M. J. Padgett, C. Saunter, and G. D. Love, “Direct measurement of the skew angle of the Poynting vector in a helically phased beam,” Opt. Express 14(25), 11919–11924 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. J. Padgett, J. Courtial, and L. Allen, “Light's orbital angular momentum,” Phys. Today 57(5), 35–40 (2004).
[Crossref]

Popescu, S.

Y. Aharonov, J. Anandan, S. Popescu, and L. Vaidman, “Superpositions of time evolutions of a quantum system and a quantum time-translation machine,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 64(25), 2965–2968 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Roux, F. S.

F. S. Roux, “Optical vortex density limitation,” Opt. Commun. 223(1-3), 31–37 (2003).
[Crossref]

Saunter, C.

Senthilkumaran, P.

B. K. Singh, M. Bahl, D. S. Mehta, and P. Senthilkumaran, “Study of internal energy flows in dipole vortex beams by knife edge test,” Opt. Commun. 293, 15–21 (2013).
[Crossref]

D. P. Ghai, P. Senthilkumaran, and R. S. Sirohi, “Single slit diffraction of an optical beam with phase singularity,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 47(1), 123–126 (2009).
[Crossref]

Shimizu, F.

F. Shimizu, K. Shimizu, and H. Takuma, “Double-slit interference with ultracold metastable Neon atoms,” Phys. Rev. A 46(1), R17–R20 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Shimizu, K.

F. Shimizu, K. Shimizu, and H. Takuma, “Double-slit interference with ultracold metastable Neon atoms,” Phys. Rev. A 46(1), R17–R20 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Shull, C. G.

A. Zelinger, R. Gähler, C. G. Shull, W. Treimer, and W. Mampe, “Single- and double-slit diffraction of neutrons,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 60(4), 1067–1073 (1988).
[Crossref]

Singh, B. K.

B. K. Singh, M. Bahl, D. S. Mehta, and P. Senthilkumaran, “Study of internal energy flows in dipole vortex beams by knife edge test,” Opt. Commun. 293, 15–21 (2013).
[Crossref]

Sirohi, R. S.

D. P. Ghai, P. Senthilkumaran, and R. S. Sirohi, “Single slit diffraction of an optical beam with phase singularity,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 47(1), 123–126 (2009).
[Crossref]

Soares, W. C.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Schematic of the Young’s Experiment
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Fig. 2 Experimentally observed Young’s fringe patterns
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Simulated Young’s fringe patterns

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ψ pm ( r,ϕ,z )= C ( 1+ z 2 / z R 2 ) [ r 2 w( z ) ] m L p m [ 2 r 2 w 2 ( z ) ]exp[ r 2 w 2 ( z ) ]exp( ik r 2 2( z 2 + z R 2 ) )exp( imϕ )exp[ i( 2p+| m |+1 ) tan 1 ( z z R ) ]

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