Observation of the dynamical inversion of the topological charge of an optical vortex

G. Molina-Terriza*, J. Recolons, J. P. Torres, L. Torner

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Abstract

The self-inversion of the topological charge of the vortex was observed in vortices nested in light beams. It was found that self-inversion occurs through dynamic propagation and it does not involve discontinuities or nonlinearities or the nucleation of twin vortex pairs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023902
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume87
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2001
Externally publishedYes

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