Polychromatic vectorial vortex formed by geometric phase elements Academic Article uri icon


  • We propose the use of a geometric phase, obtained by spatial polarization state manipulations, for the formation of polychromatic vectorial vortices. Experimental demonstration is obtained by using Pancharatnam-Berry phase optical elements formed by a space-variant subwavelength grating etched on a GaAs wafer. We further demonstrate formation of scalar and unpolarized polychromatic vortices.

publication date

  • January 1, 2007