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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 448–457

Rotational Doppler-effect due to selective excitation of vector-vortex field in optical fiber

V. V. G. Krishna Inavalli and Nirmal K. Viswanathan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 448-457 (2011)

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Experimental demonstration of rotational Doppler-effect due to direct and simultaneous excitation of orthogonal elliptically-polarized fundamental and vortex modes in a two-mode optical fiber is presented here. The rotation frequency and the trajectory of the zero-intensity point in the two-mode fiber output beam measured as a function of analyzer rotation matches with the S-contour of polarization singularity in the beam, identified via Stokes parameter measurement. The characteristics of the S-contour around the C-point in the output beam is also measured as a function of rotating Dove prism and half-wave plate – Dove prism combination to highlight the role of polarization modifying components on the observed rotational Doppler-effect of vector-vortex beams.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(080.4865) Geometric optics : Optical vortices
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

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Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: November 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 18, 2010
Published: January 3, 2011

V. V. G. Krishna Inavalli and Nirmal K. Viswanathan, "Rotational Doppler-effect due to selective excitation of vector-vortex field in optical fiber," Opt. Express 19, 448-457 (2011)

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