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Applied Physics B

, 125:42 | Cite as

Spatial light modulator-based programmable J-plate for the arbitrary spin-to-orbital angular momentum conversion of lights

  • Heng Zhou
  • Shiyao Fu
  • Yanwang Zhai
  • Ci Yin
  • Chunqing GaoEmail author
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Abstract

Many advanced fields in optics now require the conversion of any spin angular momentum to orbital angular momentum. J-plate is an optical retarder element using metasurface that can achieve arbitrary spin-to-orbital angular momentum conversion of light. In this paper, two liquid crystal spatial light modulators are employed to simulate the conversion process of the arbitrary programmable J-plate. Experiments have tested the OAM outputs corresponding to different input polarization states. The results are consistent well with expectations.

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Acknowledgements

This work is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (11834001) and Graduate Technological Innovation Project of Beijing Institute of Technology (2018CX10020, 2017CX10003).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Optics and PhotonicsBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Advanced Structure TechnologyBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Photoelectronic Imaging Technology and SystemMinistry of Education of ChinaBeijingChina

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