Abstract

It is tough work to measure the orbital angular momentum (OAM) spectrum due to the requirement of a reference light or photodetector arrays, while measuring the spin angular momentum (SAM) is readily convenient and matured. In this work, the so-called OAM–SAM nonseparable states are employed, and the OAM spectrum can be obtained only by measuring the Stokes parameters of an arbitrary light beam with low loss noncascading structure and a single point detector. According to the experimental results, the fidelity of the measured OAM spectrum can be as high as 95.2% and 94.3% for OAM eigenstates and superposed states, respectively.

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