Title

Collision of propagating vortices embedded within Airy beams

Author

Carmelo Rosales-Guzmán

VALERIA RODRIGUEZ FAJARDO

RUBEN RAMOS GARCIA

Access level

Open Access

Summary or description

We present the engineered collision of two curvilinear propagating optical vortices each embedded in the main lobe of an Airy beam. Two cases are analyzed: same and opposite unitary topological vortex charge. We observed experimentally that in the first case the main vortices repel each other and remain separated after the collision. On the contrary, in the second case an annihilation of the main vortices occurs. Our experimental observations are reinforced by numerical simulations showing that the conservation of topological charge dictates the vortex dynamics.

Publisher

Journal of Optics

Publish date

April 10, 2013

Publication type

Article

Publication version

Accepted Version

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Audience

Students

Researchers

General public

Citation suggestion

Rosales-Guzmán, C., et al., (2013). Collision of propagating vortices embedded within Airy beams, Journal of Optics, Vol. 15(4):1-10

Source repository

Repositorio Institucional del INAOE

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