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Adjustable diffractive spiral phase plates.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Optics Express
1094-4087
Publisher
The Optical Society
Publication Date
Volume
23
Issue
1
Pages
413–421
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1364/OE.23.000413
PMID: 25835686
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report on the fabrication and the experimental demonstration of Moiré diffractive spiral phase plates with adjustable helical charge. The proposed optical unit consists of two axially stacked diffractive elements of conjugate structure. The joint transmission function of the compound system corresponds to that of a spiral phase plate where the angle of mutual rotation about the central axis enables continuous adjustment of the helical charge. The diffractive elements are fabricated by gray-scale photolithography with a pixel size of 200 nm and 128 phase step levels in fused silica. We experimentally demonstrate the conversion of a TEM(00) beam into approximated Laguerre-Gauss (LG) beams of variable helical charge, with a correspondingly variable radius of their ring-shaped intensity distribution.

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