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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: C193–C197

Generation and conversion of optical vortices in long-period twisted elliptical fibers

Constantine N. Alexeyev, Tatiana A. Fadeyeva, Boris P. Lapin, and Maxim A. Yavorsky  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 10, pp. C193-C197 (2012)

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We theoretically demonstrate that long-period twisted elliptical fibers have the ability to change in a certain wavelength range the topological charge of the incoming field by two units. We also show that such fibers can generate charge-2 optical vortices from the incoming Gaussian beams.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2012
Published: March 30, 2012

Constantine N. Alexeyev, Tatiana A. Fadeyeva, Boris P. Lapin, and Maxim A. Yavorsky, "Generation and conversion of optical vortices in long-period twisted elliptical fibers," Appl. Opt. 51, C193-C197 (2012)

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