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Applied Optics


  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2007
  • pp: 8061–8067

Fiber microaxicons fabricated by a polishing technique for the generation of Bessel-like beams

Thierry Grosjean, Said Sadat Saleh, Miguel Angel Suarez, Idriss Abdoulkader Ibrahim, Vincent Piquerey, Daniel Charraut, and Patrick Sandoz  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 33, pp. 8061-8067 (2007)

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We report a simple method for generating microaxicons at the extremity of commercial optical fibers. The proposed solution, based on a polishing technique, can readily produce any desired microaxicon cone angle and is independent of the nature of the fiber. An optical study of microaxicon performance, in terms of confinement ability and length of the generated Bessel-like beams, is presented as a function of the microaxicon angle. This study, made possible by the experimental acquisition of the 3D light distribution of the Bessel-like beams, reveals the relationship between the Bessel-like beam confinement zone and the beam length. Finally, the effect of diffraction of the Bessel-like beams, induced by the limited lateral extent of the incident fiber mode, is studied and discussed.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(220.1920) Optical design and fabrication : Diamond machining
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: July 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2007
Published: November 19, 2007

Thierry Grosjean, Said Sadat Saleh, Miguel Angel Suarez, Idriss Abdoulkader Ibrahim, Vincent Piquerey, Daniel Charraut, and Patrick Sandoz, "Fiber microaxicons fabricated by a polishing technique for the generation of Bessel-like beams," Appl. Opt. 46, 8061-8067 (2007)

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