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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: C163–C169

Optical vortices in twisted elliptical optical fibers with torsional stress

Constantine Alexeyev, Elena Barshak, Yurii Fridman, and Maxim Yavorsky  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 10, pp. C163-C169 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.00C163


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Abstract

In the present paper we have derived the analytical expressions for the modes of twisted elliptical fibers with torsional mechanical stress at various relationships of the fiber parameters. It was shown that circularly polarized optical vortices with the topological charges ±1 can propagate in elliptical fibers as generic modes if ellipticity and the twist-induced circular birefringence suppress the spin-orbit interaction. A comparison of the obtained results with the corresponding results for spun elliptical fibers is made.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2012
Published: March 30, 2012

Citation
Constantine Alexeyev, Elena Barshak, Yurii Fridman, and Maxim Yavorsky, "Optical vortices in twisted elliptical optical fibers with torsional stress," Appl. Opt. 51, C163-C169 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-10-C163


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