EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 266, 2022EOS Annual Meeting (EOSAM 2022)
|Number of page(s)||2|
|Section||Topical Meeting (TOM) 8- Non-linear and Quantum Optics|
|Published online||13 October 2022|
Multi-beam vortex generation induced by the non-linear optical anisotropy of graphene
Grupo de Investigación en Aplicaciones del Láser y Fotónica, Departamento de Física Aplicada, Universidad de Salamanca, E-37008, Salamanca, Spain
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Published online: 13 October 2022
We analyse the high harmonic emission from single-layer graphene driven by infrared vector beams. We demonstrate that graphene’s anisotropy offers a privileged scenario to explore non-trivial light spin-orbit couplings, which substantially extends the possibilities for the generation of high-harmonic structured beams currently studied in atomic and molecular targets. In our case, graphene’s crystal symmetry introduces a spin-dependent diffraction pattern that, coupled with the fundamental conservation of the driver’s topological phase, leads to the splitting of the harmonic field in a multi-beam structure, composed of spatially diverging vortices. Our work demonstrates that anisotropic targets are extraordinary tools to sculpt complex structured short-wavelength beams.
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