Applied Physics B

, Volume 91, Issue 1, pp 115–118

High power vortex generation with volume phase holograms and non-linear experiments in gases

  • I.J. Sola
  • V. Collados
  • L. Plaja
  • C. Méndez
  • J. San Román
  • C. Ruiz
  • I. Arias
  • A. Villamarín
  • J. Atencia
  • M. Quintanilla
  • L. Roso
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DOI: 10.1007/s00340-008-2967-9

Cite this article as:
Sola, I., Collados, V., Plaja, L. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2008) 91: 115. doi:10.1007/s00340-008-2967-9

Abstract

An experimental method for the production of high power optical vortices by using volume phase holographic plates is presented. Experiments in air, N2 and Ar have been performed as an example of the method’s potential, observing non-linear effects and filamentation. Theoretical calculations support the conclusions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I.J. Sola
    • 1
  • V. Collados
    • 1
  • L. Plaja
    • 1
  • C. Méndez
    • 1
  • J. San Román
    • 1
  • C. Ruiz
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. Arias
    • 1
  • A. Villamarín
    • 3
  • J. Atencia
    • 3
  • M. Quintanilla
    • 3
  • L. Roso
    • 1
  1. 1.Servicio LáserUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Max Planck Institut für Physik komplexer SystemeDresdenGermany
  3. 3.Departamento de Física AplicadaUniversidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain