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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6029–6035

Preparation and transmission of low-loss azimuthally polarized pure single mode in multimode photonic band gap fibers

Dana Shemuly, Alexander M. Stolyarov, Zachary M. Ruff, Lei Wei, Yoel Fink, and Ofer Shapira  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6029-6035 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.006029


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Abstract

We demonstrate the preparation and transmission of the lowest loss azimuthally polarized TE01- like mode in a photonic band gap (PBG) fiber. Using the nature of the mode and the properties of the band gap structure we construct a novel coupler that operates away from the band gap's center to enhance the differential losses and facilitate the radiative loss of hybrid fundamental fiber modes. Remarkably, even though the coupler is highly multimoded, a pure azimuthally polarized mode is generated after only 17cm. Theoretical calculations verify the validity of this technique and accurately predict the coupling efficiency. The generation and single mode propagation of this unique azimuthally polarized, doughnut shaped mode in a large hollow-core fiber can find numerous applications including in optical microscopy, optical tweezers, and guiding particles along the fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2012
Published: February 27, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Dana Shemuly, Alexander M. Stolyarov, Zachary M. Ruff, Lei Wei, Yoel Fink, and Ofer Shapira, "Preparation and transmission of low-loss azimuthally polarized pure single mode in multimode photonic band gap fibers," Opt. Express 20, 6029-6035 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-6-6029


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