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Laser Science
San Jose, California United States
October 16-20, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-917-6
Orbital Angular Momentum and Applications II (LWL)

Are Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM/Vortex) States of Light Long-Lived in Fibers?

Nenad Bozinovic, Poul Kristensen, and Siddharth Ramachandran  »View Author Affiliations


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We study the evolution of OAM states in fibers, showing that they can be maintained over km-lengths with purity levels exceeding 94%. This suggests a novel means for encoding information in fiber-based quantum encryption links.

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OCIS Codes
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(060.5565) Fiber optics and optical communications : Quantum communications

N. Bozinovic, P. Kristensen, and S. Ramachandran, "Are Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM/Vortex) States of Light Long-Lived in Fibers?," in Frontiers in Optics 2011/Laser Science XXVII, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper LWL3.

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