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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: C17–C21

Optical vortices routing in coupled elliptical spun fibers

Constantine N. Alexeyev, Tatiana A. Fadeyeva, Yurii A. Fridman, and Maxim A. Yavorsky  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 10, pp. C17-C21 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.000C17


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Abstract

We have studied the tunneling of a circularly polarized optical vortex (OV) in parallel strongly spun elliptical fibers. In this case it is possible to route the OV in a pure state from one of the fibers to another. We have determined the power efficiency of this process and have shown that such a directional coupler can serve for inversion of the topological charge of the incoming vortex.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2012
Published: March 16, 2012

Citation
Constantine N. Alexeyev, Tatiana A. Fadeyeva, Yurii A. Fridman, and Maxim A. Yavorsky, "Optical vortices routing in coupled elliptical spun fibers," Appl. Opt. 51, C17-C21 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-10-C17


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