Phase singularities arise in scalar random waves, with spatial distribution reminiscent of particles in liquids. Supporting near-field experiment with analytical theory we show how such spatial distribution changes when considering vector waves.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1364/FIO.2016.FF3H.8
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De Angelis, L, Alpeggiani, F, Di Falco, A, & Kuipers, L. (2016). A liquid of optical vortices in a photonic sea of vector waves. In Frontiers in Optics 2016 : proceedings; conference held 17–21 October 2016, Rochester, New York, United States. OSA. doi:10.1364/FIO.2016.FF3H.8