Abstract

By analysis of the degree of cross-polarization of a stochastic electromagnetic vortex beam, we find that the number of bright ring dislocations is equal to the topological charge of the vortex beam. Based on this property, we suggest a method to access the measurement of the orbital angular momentum of vector vortex beams, which holds true for cases of high coherence or low coherence.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Focusing and correlation properties of white-light optical vortices

Vladlen Shvedov, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Alexander Volyar, Dragomir N. Neshev, Anton S. Desyatnikov, and Yuri S. Kivshar
Opt. Express 13(19) 7393-7398 (2005)

Coherence vortices in Mie scattered nonparaxial partially coherent beams

Madara L. Marasinghe, Malin Premaratne, David M. Paganin, and Miguel A. Alonso
Opt. Express 20(3) 2858-2875 (2012)

Correlation singularities in partially coherent electromagnetic beams

Shreyas B. Raghunathan, Hugo F. Schouten, and Taco D. Visser
Opt. Lett. 37(20) 4179-4181 (2012)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (8)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription