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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 10834–10838

An all-fiber laser generating cylindrical vector beam

Rui Zheng, Chun Gu, Anting Wang, Lixin Xu, and Hai Ming  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 10834-10838 (2010)

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We proposed and demonstrated an all-fiber laser to generate cylindrical vector beam. A pair of fiber-based collimators was used to select the cylindrical vector beam operating. The radially and azimuthally polarized modes can be switchable just by applying pressure to a section of fiber in our fiber laser system. A 70 cm long Yb-doped fiber was used as gain medium and the lasing wavelength was around 1030 nm.

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(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

Original Manuscript: February 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2010
Published: May 10, 2010

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Rui Zheng, Chun Gu, Anting Wang, Lixin Xu, and Hai Ming, "An all-fiber laser generating cylindrical vector beam," Opt. Express 18, 10834-10838 (2010)

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