Spatial transformation of coherent optical waves with orbital morphologies

Y. F. Chen, Y. C. Lin, K. F. Huang, Ting-Hua Lu

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Abstract

We theoretically verify that converting the Hermite-Gaussian modes into the Laguerre-Gaussian can lead to the spatial morphologies of the two-dimensional (2D) coherent states to be transformed from Lissajous figures to trochoidal curves. With this transformational relationship, we experimentally generate various structured light beams by exploiting a cylindrical-lens mode converter to transform the optical Lissajous modes. The present investigation manifests a notable method to generate optical coherent waves with various orbital spatial morphologies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043801
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume82
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 1

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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