Asymptotic behavior of angular momentum of the light field as a superposition of Hermite-Gaussian modes


Lebedev Physical Institute, Samara, Russia,

Samara State Aerospace University, Samara, Russia

Full text of article: Russian language.

An asymptotic behavior of orbital angular momentum (OAM) for the light field as superposition of Hermite-Gaussian modes is considered. An analytical formula for the OAM of such fields is obtained. For a three- and four mode superposition it was found that their OAM can be larger than the maximum index in the superposition while the structural stability of the light field is retained.

coherent optics, spiral beams, orbital angular momentum.

Volostnikov VG. Asymptotic behavior of angular momentum of the light field as a superposition of Hermite-Gaussian modes. Computer Optics 2016; 40(2): 147-51. – DOI: 10.18287/2412-6179-2016-40-2-147-151.


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