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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 12622–12629

Enabling coherent superpositions of iso-frequency optical states in multimode fibers

Ofer Shapira, Ayman F. Abouraddy, Qichao Hu, Dana Shemuly, John D. Joannopoulos, and Yoel Fink  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 12622-12629 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.012622


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Abstract

The ability to precisely and selectively excite superpositions of specific fiber eigenmodes allows one in principle to control the three dimensional field distribution along the length of a fiber. Here we demonstrate the dynamic synthesis and controlled transmission of vectorial eigenstates in a hollow core cylindrical photonic bandgap fiber, including a coherent superposition of two different angular momentum states. The results are verified using a modal decomposition algorithm that yields the unique complex superposition coefficients of the eigenstate space.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2010
Published: May 28, 2010

Citation
Ofer Shapira, Ayman F. Abouraddy, Qichao Hu, Dana Shemuly, John D. Joannopoulos, and Yoel Fink, "Enabling coherent superpositions of iso-frequency optical states in multimode fibers," Opt. Express 18, 12622-12629 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-12-12622


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