Roadmap on structured light

Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Andrew Forbes, M. V. Berry, M. R. Dennis, David L. Andrews, Masud Mansuripur, Cornelia Denz, Christina Alpmann, Peter Banzer, Thomas Bauer, Ebrahim Karimi, Lorenzo Marrucci, Miles Padgett, Monika Ritsch-Marte, Natalia M. Litchinitser, Nicholas P. Bigelow, C. Rosales-Guzmán, A. Belmonte, J. P. Torres, Tyler W. NeelyMark Baker, Reuven Gordon, Alexander B. Stilgoe, Jacquiline Romero, Andrew G. White, Robert Fickler, Alan E. Willner, Guodong Xie, Benjamin McMorran, Andrew M. Weiner

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Structured light refers to the generation and application of custom light fields. As the tools and technology to create and detect structured light have evolved, steadily the applications have begun to emerge. This roadmap touches on the key fields within structured light from the perspective of experts in those areas, providing insight into the current state and the challenges their respective fields face. Collectively the roadmap outlines the venerable nature of structured light research and the exciting prospects for the future that are yet to be realized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number013001
JournalJournal of Optics (United Kingdom)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2017


  • orbital angular momentum
  • sculpted light
  • shaped light
  • structured illumination
  • structured light
  • structured polarisation
  • tailored light
  • vortices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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