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Raghunathan, S.B. (author), Schouten, H.F. (author), Visser, T.D. (author)
We demonstrate that coherence vortices, singularities of the correlation function, generally occur in partially coherent electromagnetic beams. In successive cross sections of Gaussian Schell-model beams, their locus is found to be a closed string. These coherence singularities have implications for both interference experiments and correlation...
journal article 2012
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Raghunathan, S.B. (author), Schouten, H.F. (author), Ubachs, W. (author), Ea Kim, B. (author), Gan, C.H. (author), Visser, T.D. (author)
Dynamic control of the direction of radiation of the light emanating from a subwavelength slit carved out of a thin metal film is experimentally demonstrated. This is achieved by selective excitation of the individual guided modes in the slit by setting the phase of three coherent laser beams. By changing the voltage across a piezoelement, we...
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Raghunathan, S.B. (author), Gan, C.H. (author), Van Dijk, T. (author), Ea Kim, B. (author), Schouten, H.F. (author), Ubachs, W. (author), Lalanne, P. (author), Visser, T.D. (author)
We report a plasmon steering method that enables us to dynamically control the direction of surface plasmons generated by a two-mode slit in a thin metal film. By varying the phase between different coherent beams that are incident on the slit, individual waveguide modes are excited. Different linear combinations of the two modes lead to...
journal article 2012
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Raghunathan, S.B. (author), Schouten, H.F. (author), Visser, T.D. (author)
It was recently shown that so-called coherence vortices, singularities of the two-point correlation function, generally occur in partially coherent electromagnetic beams. We study the three-dimensional structure of these singularities and show that in successive cross sections of a beam a rich variety of topological reactions takes place. These...
journal article 2013
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