We generate radially polarised beams, attractive for many scientific and technological applications, as stable eigenmodes in optical fiber. This yields a new class of fibers that are polarization-maintaining even though they are strictly cylindrically symmetric.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.2285) Optical devices : Fiber devices and optical amplifiers
S. Ramachandran and M. F. Yan, "A New Kind of PM Fiber, Using Cylindrical Vector Beams," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CThV2.
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