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Applied Physics B

, Volume 106, Issue 4, pp 915–919 | Cite as

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

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.

Keywords

Vortex Astigmatism Topological Charge Spatial Light Modulator Focal Volume 
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Acknowledgements

The financial support of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation under projects DPI2008-02953, TRA2009-0215 and TEC2010-20307 is acknowledged. We also acknowledge the support from Generalitat Valenciana through the project PROMETEO2009-077. J.A.R. gratefully acknowledges a “Juan de la Cierva” grant and the financial assistance provided by the Universitat Politècnica de València (grants PAID-02-10 and PAID–5-11). L.R. acknowledges a fellowship of “Fundación Cajamurcia”, Spain.

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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

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