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Title: Development and testing of quasi-optical devices for Photon Orbital Angular Momentum manipulation at millimetre wavelengths
Author: Maccalli, Stefania
ISNI:       0000 0004 5364 0562
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2014
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It is well known that light can carry two different kind of angular momentum that together form the total angular momentum of photons. These two forms are the spin orbital angular momentum, associated with the circular polarisation of light, and the orbital angular momentum of light associated with a wavefront tilted with respect to the propagation axis. Any tilted wavefront generates an orbital component of the angular momentum but there are some special cases in which this property becomes particularly interesting. It is the case of optical vortices which form when the waveform is continuously and uniformly tilted to the propagation axis forming a spiral structure.
Supervisor: Pisano, Giampaolo Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: OAM ; Quasi-optics ; Optical Vortices ; Millimetre wavelength