Abstract

We demonstrate a simple experiment to produce chromatic orbital angular momentum (OAM) beams from a white-light source based on theta-modulation. The array of pixels of a single spatial light modulator (SLM) is divided into four sub-domains, each of which individually displays a holographic grating both for producing the desired OAM beam and for modulating the orientation of the blazed grating. In the Fourier plane of a 4f optical system, a tailor-made spatial filter is employed for the coloration of various OAM beams with different colors. In the imaging plane, we record the generated chromatic OAM beams of different topological charges as well as their superpositions, which appear as mixtures of red, green and blue (RGB) in different proportions. Our work may find direct application in optical information processing and in free-space optical communications.

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2016 (2)

J. Kobashi, H. Yoshida, and M. Ozaki, “Polychromatic Optical Vortex Generation from Patterned Cholesteric Liquid Crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 116(25), 253903 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. Bonod and J. Neauport, “Diffraction gratings: from principles to applications in high-intensity lasers,” Adv. Opt. Photonics 8(1), 156–199 (2016).
[Crossref]

2014 (3)

L. Zhu and J. Wang, “Arbitrary manipulation of spatial amplitude and phase using phase-only spatial light modulators,” Sci. Rep. 4, 7441 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

W. Zhang, Q. Qi, J. Zhou, and L. Chen, “Mimicking Faraday Rotation to Sort the Orbital Angular Momentum of Light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112(15), 153601 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D.-M. Spangenberg, A. Dudley, P. H. Neethling, E. G. Rohwer, and A. Forbes, “White light wavefront control with a spatial light modulator,” Opt. Express 22(11), 13870–13879 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2013 (2)

M. P. Lavery, F. C. Speirits, S. M. Barnett, and M. J. Padgett, “Detection of a spinning object using light’s orbital angular momentum,” Science 341(6145), 537–540 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. Chen, W. Zhang, Q. Lu, and X. Lin, “Making and identifying optical superpositions of high orbital angular momenta,” Phys. Rev. A 88(5), 053831 (2013).
[Crossref]

2011 (1)

2008 (1)

2006 (2)

S. Bernet, A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, C. Maurer, and M. Ritsch-Marte, “Quantitative imaging of complex samples by spiral phase contrast microscopy,” Opt. Express 14(9), 3792–3805 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. Marrucci, C. Manzo, and D. Paparo, “Optical spin-to-orbital angular momentum conversion in inhomogeneous anisotropic media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96(16), 163905 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

J. Leach, M. R. Dennis, J. Courtial, and M. J. Padgett, “Vortex knots in light,” New J. Phys. 7, 55 (2005).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

2003 (2)

J. Leach and M. Padgett, “Observation of chromatic effects near a white-light vortex,” New J. Phys. 5, 154 (2003).
[Crossref]

D. G. Grier, “A revolution in optical manipulation,” Nature 424(6950), 810–816 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2002 (1)

M. J. Padgett and L. Allen, “Orbital angular momentum exchange in cylindrical-lens mode converters,” J. Opt. B Quantum Semiclassical Opt. 4(2), S17–S19 (2002).
[Crossref]

2001 (1)

P. Galajda and P. Ormos, “Complex micromachines produced and driven by light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(2), 249–251 (2001).
[Crossref]

1997 (1)

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(5), 4064–4075 (1997).
[Crossref]

1996 (2)

G. A. Turnbull, D. A. Robertson, G. M. Smith, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “The generation of free-space Laguerre-Gaussian modes at millimetre-wave frequencies by use of a spiral phaseplate,” Opt. Commun. 127(4-6), 183–188 (1996).
[Crossref]

M. Padgett, J. Arlt, N. Simpson, and L. Allen, “An experiment to observe the intensity and phase structure of Laguerre–Gaussian laser modes,” Am. J. Phys. 64(1), 77–82 (1996).
[Crossref]

1995 (1)

M. J. Padgett and L. Allen, “The Poynting vector in Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Opt. Commun. 121(1-3), 36–40 (1995).
[Crossref]

1994 (1)

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

1992 (2)

N. Heckenberg, R. McDuff, C. Smith, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and M. Wegener, “Laser beams with phase singularities,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 24(9), S951–S962 (1992).
[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]

1990 (1)

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

1988 (1)

A. S. Kumar and R. M. Vasu, “Multiplexing in multiple imaging through the theta modulation technique,” Opt. Commun. 66(1), 6–8 (1988).
[Crossref]

1984 (1)

1983 (1)

P. Andres, C. Ferreira, A. Pons, and C. Hernandez, “Colour mixtures through theta-modulation technique,” Opt. Commun. 48(2), 103–106 (1983).
[Crossref]

1965 (1)

Allen, L.

M. J. Padgett and L. Allen, “Orbital angular momentum exchange in cylindrical-lens mode converters,” J. Opt. B Quantum Semiclassical Opt. 4(2), S17–S19 (2002).
[Crossref]

M. Padgett, J. Arlt, N. Simpson, and L. Allen, “An experiment to observe the intensity and phase structure of Laguerre–Gaussian laser modes,” Am. J. Phys. 64(1), 77–82 (1996).
[Crossref]

G. A. Turnbull, D. A. Robertson, G. M. Smith, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “The generation of free-space Laguerre-Gaussian modes at millimetre-wave frequencies by use of a spiral phaseplate,” Opt. Commun. 127(4-6), 183–188 (1996).
[Crossref]

M. J. Padgett and L. Allen, “The Poynting vector in Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Opt. Commun. 121(1-3), 36–40 (1995).
[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]

Andres, P.

P. Andres, C. Ferreira, A. Pons, and C. Hernandez, “Colour mixtures through theta-modulation technique,” Opt. Commun. 48(2), 103–106 (1983).
[Crossref]

Arlt, J.

M. Padgett, J. Arlt, N. Simpson, and L. Allen, “An experiment to observe the intensity and phase structure of Laguerre–Gaussian laser modes,” Am. J. Phys. 64(1), 77–82 (1996).
[Crossref]

Armitage, J. D.

Barnett, S.

Barnett, S. M.

M. P. Lavery, F. C. Speirits, S. M. Barnett, and M. J. Padgett, “Detection of a spinning object using light’s orbital angular momentum,” Science 341(6145), 537–540 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Barrera, J. F.

Bartelt, A. W. L. H.

Bazhenov, V. Y.

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

Beijersbergen, M. W.

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

Bernet, S.

Bolognini, N.

Bonod, N.

N. Bonod and J. Neauport, “Diffraction gratings: from principles to applications in high-intensity lasers,” Adv. Opt. Photonics 8(1), 156–199 (2016).
[Crossref]

Chen, L.

W. Zhang, Q. Qi, J. Zhou, and L. Chen, “Mimicking Faraday Rotation to Sort the Orbital Angular Momentum of Light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112(15), 153601 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. Chen, W. Zhang, Q. Lu, and X. Lin, “Making and identifying optical superpositions of high orbital angular momenta,” Phys. Rev. A 88(5), 053831 (2013).
[Crossref]

Coerwinkel, R. P. C.

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

Courtial, J.

Dennis, M. R.

J. Leach, M. R. Dennis, J. Courtial, and M. J. Padgett, “Vortex knots in light,” New J. Phys. 7, 55 (2005).
[Crossref]

Dudley, A.

Ferreira, C.

P. Andres, C. Ferreira, A. Pons, and C. Hernandez, “Colour mixtures through theta-modulation technique,” Opt. Commun. 48(2), 103–106 (1983).
[Crossref]

Forbes, A.

Franke-Arnold, S.

Fürhapter, S.

Galajda, P.

P. Galajda and P. Ormos, “Complex micromachines produced and driven by light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(2), 249–251 (2001).
[Crossref]

Gibson, G.

Gibson, G. M.

Girkin, J. M.

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(5), 4064–4075 (1997).
[Crossref]

Grier, D. G.

D. G. Grier, “A revolution in optical manipulation,” Nature 424(6950), 810–816 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Heckenberg, N.

N. Heckenberg, R. McDuff, C. Smith, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and M. Wegener, “Laser beams with phase singularities,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 24(9), S951–S962 (1992).
[Crossref]

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(5), 4064–4075 (1997).
[Crossref]

Hernandez, C.

P. Andres, C. Ferreira, A. Pons, and C. Hernandez, “Colour mixtures through theta-modulation technique,” Opt. Commun. 48(2), 103–106 (1983).
[Crossref]

Jesacher, A.

Kobashi, J.

J. Kobashi, H. Yoshida, and M. Ozaki, “Polychromatic Optical Vortex Generation from Patterned Cholesteric Liquid Crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 116(25), 253903 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kristensen, M.

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

Kumar, A. S.

A. S. Kumar and R. M. Vasu, “Multiplexing in multiple imaging through the theta modulation technique,” Opt. Commun. 66(1), 6–8 (1988).
[Crossref]

Lavery, M. P.

M. P. Lavery, F. C. Speirits, S. M. Barnett, and M. J. Padgett, “Detection of a spinning object using light’s orbital angular momentum,” Science 341(6145), 537–540 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Leach, J.

A. J. Wright, J. M. Girkin, G. M. Gibson, J. Leach, and M. J. Padgett, “Transfer of orbital angular momentum from a super-continuum, white-light beam,” Opt. Express 16(13), 9495–9500 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Leach, M. R. Dennis, J. Courtial, and M. J. Padgett, “Vortex knots in light,” New J. Phys. 7, 55 (2005).
[Crossref]

J. Leach and M. Padgett, “Observation of chromatic effects near a white-light vortex,” New J. Phys. 5, 154 (2003).
[Crossref]

Lin, X.

L. Chen, W. Zhang, Q. Lu, and X. Lin, “Making and identifying optical superpositions of high orbital angular momenta,” Phys. Rev. A 88(5), 053831 (2013).
[Crossref]

Lohmann, A. W.

Lu, Q.

L. Chen, W. Zhang, Q. Lu, and X. Lin, “Making and identifying optical superpositions of high orbital angular momenta,” Phys. Rev. A 88(5), 053831 (2013).
[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(5), 4064–4075 (1997).
[Crossref]

Manzo, C.

L. Marrucci, C. Manzo, and D. Paparo, “Optical spin-to-orbital angular momentum conversion in inhomogeneous anisotropic media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96(16), 163905 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Marrucci, L.

L. Marrucci, C. Manzo, and D. Paparo, “Optical spin-to-orbital angular momentum conversion in inhomogeneous anisotropic media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96(16), 163905 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Maurer, C.

McDuff, R.

N. Heckenberg, R. McDuff, C. Smith, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and M. Wegener, “Laser beams with phase singularities,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 24(9), S951–S962 (1992).
[Crossref]

Mosso, F.

Neauport, J.

N. Bonod and J. Neauport, “Diffraction gratings: from principles to applications in high-intensity lasers,” Adv. Opt. Photonics 8(1), 156–199 (2016).
[Crossref]

Neethling, P. H.

Ormos, P.

P. Galajda and P. Ormos, “Complex micromachines produced and driven by light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(2), 249–251 (2001).
[Crossref]

Ozaki, M.

J. Kobashi, H. Yoshida, and M. Ozaki, “Polychromatic Optical Vortex Generation from Patterned Cholesteric Liquid Crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 116(25), 253903 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Padgett, M.

G. Gibson, J. Courtial, M. Padgett, M. Vasnetsov, V. Pas’ko, S. Barnett, and S. Franke-Arnold, “Free-space information transfer using light beams carrying orbital angular momentum,” Opt. Express 12(22), 5448–5456 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Leach and M. Padgett, “Observation of chromatic effects near a white-light vortex,” New J. Phys. 5, 154 (2003).
[Crossref]

M. Padgett, J. Arlt, N. Simpson, and L. Allen, “An experiment to observe the intensity and phase structure of Laguerre–Gaussian laser modes,” Am. J. Phys. 64(1), 77–82 (1996).
[Crossref]

Padgett, M. J.

M. P. Lavery, F. C. Speirits, S. M. Barnett, and M. J. Padgett, “Detection of a spinning object using light’s orbital angular momentum,” Science 341(6145), 537–540 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. J. Wright, J. M. Girkin, G. M. Gibson, J. Leach, and M. J. Padgett, “Transfer of orbital angular momentum from a super-continuum, white-light beam,” Opt. Express 16(13), 9495–9500 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Leach, M. R. Dennis, J. Courtial, and M. J. Padgett, “Vortex knots in light,” New J. Phys. 7, 55 (2005).
[Crossref]

M. J. Padgett and L. Allen, “Orbital angular momentum exchange in cylindrical-lens mode converters,” J. Opt. B Quantum Semiclassical Opt. 4(2), S17–S19 (2002).
[Crossref]

G. A. Turnbull, D. A. Robertson, G. M. Smith, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “The generation of free-space Laguerre-Gaussian modes at millimetre-wave frequencies by use of a spiral phaseplate,” Opt. Commun. 127(4-6), 183–188 (1996).
[Crossref]

M. J. Padgett and L. Allen, “The Poynting vector in Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Opt. Commun. 121(1-3), 36–40 (1995).
[Crossref]

Paparo, D.

L. Marrucci, C. Manzo, and D. Paparo, “Optical spin-to-orbital angular momentum conversion in inhomogeneous anisotropic media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96(16), 163905 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Pas’ko, V.

Pons, A.

P. Andres, C. Ferreira, A. Pons, and C. Hernandez, “Colour mixtures through theta-modulation technique,” Opt. Commun. 48(2), 103–106 (1983).
[Crossref]

Qi, Q.

W. Zhang, Q. Qi, J. Zhou, and L. Chen, “Mimicking Faraday Rotation to Sort the Orbital Angular Momentum of Light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112(15), 153601 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ritsch-Marte, M.

Robertson, D. A.

G. A. Turnbull, D. A. Robertson, G. M. Smith, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “The generation of free-space Laguerre-Gaussian modes at millimetre-wave frequencies by use of a spiral phaseplate,” Opt. Commun. 127(4-6), 183–188 (1996).
[Crossref]

Rohwer, E. G.

Rubinsztein-Dunlop, H.

N. Heckenberg, R. McDuff, C. Smith, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and M. Wegener, “Laser beams with phase singularities,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 24(9), S951–S962 (1992).
[Crossref]

Sicre, E. E.

Simpson, N.

M. Padgett, J. Arlt, N. Simpson, and L. Allen, “An experiment to observe the intensity and phase structure of Laguerre–Gaussian laser modes,” Am. J. Phys. 64(1), 77–82 (1996).
[Crossref]

Smith, C.

N. Heckenberg, R. McDuff, C. Smith, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and M. Wegener, “Laser beams with phase singularities,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 24(9), S951–S962 (1992).
[Crossref]

Smith, G. M.

G. A. Turnbull, D. A. Robertson, G. M. Smith, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “The generation of free-space Laguerre-Gaussian modes at millimetre-wave frequencies by use of a spiral phaseplate,” Opt. Commun. 127(4-6), 183–188 (1996).
[Crossref]

Soskin, M.

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

Soskin, M. S.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Optical setup of 4f system used for theta-modulated chromatic OAM generation. Inset (a) and (b) Typical examples of holograms displayed by SLM; (c) Frequency spectrum in the Fourier plane, where the pinholes are exaggerated by the color circles.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Generation of single chromatic OAM, with the numbers being the topological charges.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Interference petal-like patterns of two OAM, LG p=0 1 and LG p=0 2 , where the OAM combinations are indicated above each figure. The pixels indicated by white squares in (a) are used for RGB analysis in Fig. 4.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 The RGB analysis. (a)-(d) are the top-left, top-right, bottom-left and bottom-right pixels indicated by white squares in Fig. 3(a), respectively; (e) Measured rainbow spectrum.

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H(x,y)= 2π λ ( xcosθ+ysinθ )+Φ(x,y),
H (x,y)=H(x,y)×sin c 2 ( π[ 1I(x,y) ] ),

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