Dynamics of optical spin-orbit coupling in uniaxial crystals

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021-1023
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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