Abstract

We apply the near-field Talbot effect to distinguish, characterize, and detect optical vortices. We perform experiments with single-, double-, multiple-slit, and grating diffraction. High-contrast image detection is achieved with the Talbot effect of a grating, even for higher than l=±1 orbital angular momentum states. Furthermore, we manipulate the vortex beam with different vortex states and use the Talbot effect for detecting. The experimental results are supported by theoretical simulations and demonstrate that the Talbot effect provides an excellent tool for optical vortex detection.

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