Dynamics of optical spin-orbit coupling in uniaxial crystals. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

  • Brasselet, E., Izdebskaya, Y., Shvedov, V., Desyatnikov, A. S., Krolikowski, W., & Kivshar, Y. S.

citation count

  • 87

publication date

  • March 2009