Orbital angular momentum switching of optical vortices

Luat T. Vuong, Amiel A. Ishaaya, Taylor D. Grow, Alexander L. Gaeta, Eric R. Eliel

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We show that co-propagating non-radially-symmetric phase vortices experience a nonlinear transfer of orbital angular momentum between circularly-polarized components in Kerr media. We investigate how this exchange depends on power and vortex topological charge.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2006
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)1557528187, 9781557528186
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2006 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: 10 Oct 200610 Oct 2006

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRochester, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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