Applied Physics B

, Volume 106, Issue 4, pp 915–919

Experimental generation and characterization of Devil’s vortex-lenses

  • A. Calatayud
  • J. A. Rodrigo
  • L. Remón
  • W. D. Furlan
  • G. Cristóbal
  • J. A. Monsoriu
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-012-4913-0

Cite this article as:
Calatayud, A., Rodrigo, J.A., Remón, L. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2012) 106: 915. doi:10.1007/s00340-012-4913-0

Abstract

We propose the first experimental approach for both generation and characterization of high quality Devil’s vortex-lenses. These new type of lenses, able to produce a sequence of optical vortices, are addressed onto a programmable spatial light modulator (SLM) operating in phase-only modulation. The static aberrations arising by the lack of flatness of the SLM display are characterized and mostly compensated by using a Shack–Hartmann wavefront sensor. The analysis of the residual aberrations and their effect on the vortex-lens performance are studied.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Calatayud
    • 1
  • J. A. Rodrigo
    • 2
  • L. Remón
    • 1
  • W. D. Furlan
    • 3
  • G. Cristóbal
    • 2
  • J. A. Monsoriu
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Tecnologías FísicasUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de ÓpticaCSICMadridSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de ÓpticaUniversitat de ValènciaBurjassotSpain