Nonclassicality of vortex airy beams in the Wigner representation

Ooi, C.H.R.; Chen, R.P. (2011) Nonclassicality of vortex airy beams in the Wigner representation. Physical Review A, 84 (4). ISSN 1050-2947

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Abstract

The Wigner distribution function (WDF) of a vortex Airy beam is calculated analytically. The WDF provides intuitive pictures of the intriguing features of vorticity in phase space. The nonclassical property of the vortex Airy beam and the Airy beam is analyzed through the negative parts of the WDF. The study shows that destructive interference of certain classical waves can mimic nonclassical lights such as those due to quantum effects.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Ooi, C.H.R.(Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
  2. Chen, R.P.
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review A
Additional Information: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orbital angular-momentum; Partially coherent-light; Optical vortex; Phase-space; Propagation; Systems; Photonic; Superconductor; Dielectric; Superlattice; Fields; Modes
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Dept of Physics
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 14:48
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2013 14:48
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/7958

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