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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1189–1191

Generation of optical vector beams using a two-mode fiber

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 8, pp. 1189-1191 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001189


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Abstract

We present the generation of optical vector beams using a two-mode fiber (TMF)-based beam converter. The TMF converts the input Gaussian ( TEM 00 ) beam into linearly polarized Hermite–Gaussian ( HG 10 , HG 01 ) beams, a radially polarized Laguerre–Gaussian ( LG 0 1 ) beam with single helical charge or coherent linear combinations of the different vector modes guided in the fiber, depending on the input beam polarization, the fiber length, and the launch condition. Polarization and two-beam interference analyses of the output beam characterize the electric field orientations of the output beam and the presence of transverse and longitudinal optical vortex in the generated HG and LG beams.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 2009
Published: April 7, 2009

Citation
Nirmal K. Viswanathan and V. V. G. Inavalli, "Generation of optical vector beams using a two-mode fiber," Opt. Lett. 34, 1189-1191 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-8-1189


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