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Dynamics of optical spin-orbit coupling in uniaxial crystals

Brasselet, Etienne; Izdebskaya, Yana; Shvedov, Vladlen; Desyatnikov, Anton S.; Krolikowski, Wieslaw; Kivshar, Yuri S.


We study theoretically and verify experimentally the detailed dynamics of spin-to-orbital angular momentum conversion for a circularly polarized Gaussian beam propagating along the optical axis of a uniaxial crystal. We extend the results to the case of white-light beams when each of the spectral components undergoes its own wavelength-dependent angular momentum conversion process.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-04-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Letters
DOI: 10.1364/OL.34.001021


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