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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 16130–16141

Integrated multi vector vortex beam generator

Sebastian A. Schulz, Taras Machula, Ebrahim Karimi, and Robert W. Boyd  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 16130-16141 (2013)

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A novel method to generate and manipulate vector vortex beams in an integrated, ring resonator based geometry is proposed. We show numerically that a ring resonator, with an appropriate grating, addressed by a vertically displaced access waveguide emits a complex optical field. The emitted beam possesses a specific polarization topology, and consequently a transverse intensity profile and orbital angular momentum. We propose a combination of several concentric ring resonators, addressed with different bus guides, to generate arbitrary orbital angular momentum qudit states, which could potentially be used for classical and quantum communications. Finally, we demonstrate numerically that this device works as an orbital angular momentum sorter with an average cross-talk of −10dB between different orbital angular momentum channels.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

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Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: May 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2013
Published: June 28, 2013

Sebastian A. Schulz, Taras Machula, Ebrahim Karimi, and Robert W. Boyd, "Integrated multi vector vortex beam generator," Opt. Express 21, 16130-16141 (2013)

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