Danica Sugic

Danica Sugic
TruLife Optics Ltd

PhD Bristol
Research and Development Scientist for holographic optical elements

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Three-dimensional (3D) topological states resemble truly localised, particle-like objects in physical space. Among the richest such structures are 3D skyrmions and hopfions, that realise integer topological numbers in their configuration via homotopic mappings from real space to the hypersphere (sphere in 4D space) or the 2D sphere. They have recei...
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Transverse (Hall-effect) and Goos–Hänchen shifts of light beams reflected/refracted at planar interfaces are important wave phenomena, which can be significantly modified and enhanced by the presence of intrinsic orbital angular momentum (OAM) in the beam. Recently, optical spatiotemporal vortex pulses (STVPs) carrying a purely transverse intrinsic...
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Three-dimensional (3D) topological states resemble truly localised, particle-like objects in physical space. Among the richest such structures are 3D skyrmions and hopfions that realise integer topological numbers in their configuration via homotopic mappings from real space to the hypersphere (sphere in 4D space) or the 2D sphere. They have receiv...
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We show that polarization singularities, generic for any complex vector field but so far mostly studied for electromagnetic fields, appear naturally in inhomogeneous yet monochromatic sound and water-surface (e.g., gravity or capillary) wave fields in fluids or gases. The vector properties of these waves are described by the velocity or displacemen...
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Transverse (Hall-effect) and Goos--H\"{a}nchen shifts of light beams reflected/refracted at planar interfaces are important wave phenomena, which can be significantly modified and enhanced by the presence of intrinsic orbital angular momentum (OAM) in the beam. Recently, optical spatiotemporal vortex pulses (STVPs) carrying a purely transverse intr...
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We show that polarization singularities, generic for any complex vector fields but so far mostly studied for electromagnetic fields, appear naturally in inhomogeneous (yet monochromatic) sound and water-surface (e.g., gravity or capillary) wave fields in fluids or gases. The vector properties of these waves are described by the velocity or displace...
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We consider complex three-dimensional polarizations in the interference of several vector wave fields with different commensurable frequencies and polarizations. We show that the resulting polarizations can form knots, and interfering three waves is sufficient to generate a variety of Lissajous, torus, and other knot types. We describe the spin ang...
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We consider complex 3D polarizations in the interference of several vector wave fields with different commensurable frequencies and polarizations. We show that resulting polarizations can form knots, and interfering three waves is sufficient to generate a variety of Lissajous, torus, and other knot types. We describe spin angular momentum, generali...
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As the size of an optical vortex knot, imprinted in a coherent light beam, is decreased, nonparaxial effects alter the structure of the knotted optical singularity. For knot structures approaching the scale of wavelength, longitudinal polarization effects become non-negligible, and the electric and magnetic fields differ, leading to intertwined kno...
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Knots are topological structures describing how a looped thread can be arranged in space. Although most familiar as knotted material filaments, it is also possible to create knots in singular structures within three-dimensional physical fields such as fluid vortices¹ and the nulls of optical fields2–4. Here we produce, in the transverse polarizatio...
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As the size of an optical vortex knot, imprinted in a coherent light beam, is decreased, nonparaxial effects alter the structure of the knotted optical singularity. For knot structures approaching the scale of wavelength, longitudinal polarization effects become non-negligible and the electric and magnetic fields differ, leading to intertwined knot...

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Aim to understand the way knot topology manifests in different physical settings, including quantum mechanics, optics, particle physics and molecular biology.