Abstract

Wavelength-tunable optical vortices with a topological charge equal to $l = {1}$ of orbital angular momentum (OAM) were experimentally realized using a single off-axis spiral phase mirror (OSPM) with lasers of various visible-light wavelengths. Using an OSPM designed for 561 nm and an incidence angle of 45°, circular doughnut-shaped $l = {1}$ optical vortices were obtained at 561, 473, and 660 nm by rotating the OSPM to modify the laser incidence angle. Wavelength-tunable $l = {1}$ optical vortices were obtained at the respective incidence angles of 45°, 53.4°, and 33.7°, because the effective geometrical thickness of the OSPM, which determines the order of OAM, was identical at each wavelength. This flexible OSPM which operates over a wide wavelength range will provide continuously wavelength-tunable optical vortices for applications in the fields of advanced optics and photonics in which optical vortices with wide wavelength tunability are in demand.

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Dong-Ho Lee, Hong-Seung Kim, Ilkyu Han, Ji Yong Bae, Woo-Jong Yeo, Seok Kyung Jeong, Minwoo Jeon, Hwan-Jin Choi, Dong Uk Kim, Kye-Sung Lee, Ki Soo Chang, Wonkyun Lee, Geon Hee Kim, and I. Jong Kim, "Generation of wavelength-tunable optical vortices using an off-axis spiral phase mirror: publisher’s note," Opt. Lett. 46, 4887-4887 (2021)
https://www.osapublishing.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-46-19-4887

7 September 2021: A typographical correction was made to the author listing.


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