Expand this Topic clickable element to expand a topic
Skip to content
Optica Publishing Group

Quantitative measurement of the orbital angular momentum of light with a single, stationary lens

Abstract

We show that the average orbital angular momentum (OAM) of twisted light can be measured simply and robustly with a single stationary cylindrical lens and a camera. Theoretical motivation is provided, along with self-consistent optical modeling and experimental results. In contrast to qualitative interference techniques for measuring OAM, we quantitatively measure non-integer average OAM in mode superpositions.

© 2016 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Quantitative orbital angular momentum measurement of perfect vortex beams

Jonathan Pinnell, Valeria Rodríguez-Fajardo, and Andrew Forbes
Opt. Lett. 44(11) 2736-2739 (2019)

Tunable higher-order orbital angular momentum using polarization-maintaining fiber

Brendan M. Heffernan, Robert D. Niederriter, Mark E. Siemens, and Juliet T. Gopinath
Opt. Lett. 42(14) 2683-2686 (2017)

Continuously tunable orbital angular momentum generation using a polarization-maintaining fiber

Robert D. Niederriter, Mark E. Siemens, and Juliet T. Gopinath
Opt. Lett. 41(14) 3213-3216 (2016)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Equations (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Metrics

Select as filters


Select Topics Cancel
© Copyright 2022 | Optica Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved