Optical vortices and vector beams

Xiaocong Yuan, Siyuan Yu, H.P. Urbach

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Amplitude, phase and polarization are essential parameters of an optical field. In the past decade, with the enhancement of techniques in manipulating phase and polarization states in complex optical fields, optical vortices and vector beams are investigated in a closely coupled fashion in terms of efficient beam generation and manipulation, stable transmission and novel detection aimed at various applications. In this special issue 6 invited papers demonstrate a number of typical topics in the field, with emphasis on the vectorial beam generation and optical communication systems utilising orbital angular momentum (OAM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)OVB1
Number of pages1
JournalPhotonics Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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