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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4510–4517

Generation of hollow beams by spiral rays in multimode light guides

Gustav Schweiger, Ralf Nett, Bilal Özel, and Thomas Weigel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 4510-4517 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.004510


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Abstract

The generation of hollow beams by a multimode light guiding device is analyzed. The light propagation through the light guide is simulated by ray tracing. It is shown that hollow beams are generated by light rays that propagate along a spiral path through the light guide. The properties of the hollow beam depend on the tilt angle and location of the input beam on the front surface of the light guide. The properties of the output beam are investigated experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(080.3685) Geometric optics : Lightpipes
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

History
Original Manuscript: November 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2010
Published: February 19, 2010

Citation
Gustav Schweiger, Ralf Nett, Bilal Özel, and Thomas Weigel, "Generation of hollow beams by spiral rays in multimode light guides," Opt. Express 18, 4510-4517 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-5-4510


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