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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2011
  • pp: 205–207

All-fiber controller of radial polarization using a periodic stress

Djamel Kalaidji, Michel Spajer, and Thierry Grosjean  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 205-207 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000205


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Abstract

Our aim is to transpose the polarization control by mechanical stress, usually applied to single-mode fibers, to the ( TM 01 , TE 01 , HE 21 ev , HE 21 od ) annular mode family. Nevertheless, the quasi-degeneracy of these four modes makes the situation more complex than with the fundamental mode HE 11 . We propose a simple device based on periodic perturbation and mode coupling to produce the radially polarized TM 01 mode or at least one of the four modes at the extremity of an arbitrarily long fiber, the conversion to TM 01 mode being achievable by classical crystalline plates.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2010
Published: January 11, 2011

Citation
Djamel Kalaidji, Michel Spajer, and Thierry Grosjean, "All-fiber controller of radial polarization using a periodic stress," Opt. Lett. 36, 205-207 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-2-205

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