Asian Journal of Physics Vol. 30 Nos 8 & 9 (2021) 1295-1305

Design considerations for multimodal optical vortex beams

J Jahns and S Supp


Design considerations for complex vortex beams are presented. After reviewing the basics of optical vortices, conditions for the generation of orbital angular momentum are derived and special cases considered, particularly for complex fields. These include both, co-axial and laterally shifted multiple vortices. Design parameters are identified and examples are presented. Finally, potential applications of complex vortex beams are addressed. © Anita Publications. All rights reserved
Keywords: Optical vortex, Orbital angular momentum, Diffractive optics, Optical design.

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