In this paper we present the fabrication process and tests of two different types of l = 2 spiral phase plates (SPPs), designed for an Optical Vortex Coronagraph (OVC) in the visible wavelength regime. Each phase mask is realized dividing the spirals area in sectors respectively of 8 and 512 of levels using lithographic nanofabrication approach. The SPPs produces different optical vortices (OVs) with topological charge l that depends on the number of steps and on the wavelength. We found that the residual light in the central dark region of the OV tends to zero as the number of steps increases. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Fabrication and testing of l=2 optical vortex phase masks for coronography

MARI, ELETTRA;ANZOLIN, GABRIELE;TAMBURINI, FABRIZIO;UMBRIACO, GABRIELE;BIANCHINI, ANTONIO;BARBIERI, CESARE;ROMANATO, FILIPPO
2010

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In this paper we present the fabrication process and tests of two different types of l = 2 spiral phase plates (SPPs), designed for an Optical Vortex Coronagraph (OVC) in the visible wavelength regime. Each phase mask is realized dividing the spirals area in sectors respectively of 8 and 512 of levels using lithographic nanofabrication approach. The SPPs produces different optical vortices (OVs) with topological charge l that depends on the number of steps and on the wavelength. We found that the residual light in the central dark region of the OV tends to zero as the number of steps increases. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America
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