Recent advances in generation and detection of orbital angular momentum optical beams—a review

Denis M. Fatkhiev, Muhammad A. Butt, Elizaveta P. Grakhova, Ruslan V. Kutluyarov, Ivan V. Stepanov, Nikolay L. Kazanskiy, Svetlana N. Khonina, Vladimir S. Lyubopytov, Albert K. Sultanov

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

23 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Herein, we have discussed three major methods which have been generally employed for the generation of optical beams with orbital angular momentum (OAM). These methods include the practice of diffractive optics elements (DOEs), metasurfaces (MSs), and photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for the production of in‐plane and out‐of‐plane OAM. This topic has been significantly evolved as a result; these three methods have been further implemented efficiently by different novel approaches which are discussed as well. Furthermore, development in the OAM detection techniques has also been presented. We have tried our best to bring novel and up‐to‐date information to the readers on this interesting and widely investigated topic.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4988
JournalSensors
Volume21
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Computer‐generated holograms
  • Diffractive optic elements
  • Metasurfaces
  • Optical waveguide
  • Orbital angular momentum
  • Spatial light modulator

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Recent advances in generation and detection of orbital angular momentum optical beams—a review'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this