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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: C7–C12

Topological activity in Bragg elliptical twisted fibers

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


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 10, pp. C7-C12 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.0000C7


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Abstract

We have theoretically shown that Bragg twisted elliptical fibers manifest, in certain spectral regions, the property of topological activity—the ability to change in the reflected field the topological charge of incoming optical vortices and fundamental modes by two units. This property could be used for narrowband generation of optical vortices from Gaussian beams and for changing the topological charge of incoming optical vortices.

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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
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2011
Published: March 14, 2012

Citation
Constantine N. Alexeyev, Tatyana A. Fadeyeva, Boris P. Lapin, and Maxim A. Yavorsky, "Topological activity in Bragg elliptical twisted fibers," Appl. Opt. 51, C7-C12 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-10-C7


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