We generate radially-polarised beams, for the first time with a novel, phase-engineered fiber that posseses these spatial patterns as stable eigenmodes. With conversion-efficiencies >99.7%, this is an attractive alternative to complex free-space techniques used currently.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(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
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
S. Ramachandran and M. F. Yan, "Generation of Radially Polarised Beams from Optical Fibers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThV2.
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