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Structured light

Ultrashort coils of light

A diffractive axicon (a device that diffracts the input light pulse radially) enables complex correlations between the topological charges and the frequencies of ultrashort laser pulses, resulting in a variety of ultrashort coiled light structures.

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Fig. 1: Producing a coil of light.


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Jolly, S.W. Ultrashort coils of light. Nat. Photon. 17, 743–744 (2023).

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