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I Is there a problem with this set of plots?

  1. May 7, 2017 #1
    Consider a graphic from May 2004 Physics Today article, Light's orbital angular momentum.

    upload_2017-5-7_13-41-3.png

    Note that for larger l, the "hole" in the beam in the 2nd column gets bigger but the "hole" in the 3rd column basically stays the same size. I would think that both "holes" should grow with increasing l?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. May 11, 2017 #2
    If you measure the holes in the 3rd column they do seem to get bigger.
     
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