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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2421–2423

Focusing properties of vector vortex beams emitted by photonic-crystal lasers

Kyoko Kitamura, Kyosuke Sakai, Naoki Takayama, Masaya Nishimoto, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2421-2423 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002421


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Abstract

We experimentally investigate the focusing properties of first- and second-order vector beams and vector vortex beams generated by photonic-crystal lasers. When the azimuthal indices of the vector beam (l) and the phase dependence (n) match, strong intensity appears at the center of focus. Our theoretical analyses agree well with the experimental results and predict that the central intensity has circular polarization.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2012
Published: June 15, 2012

Citation
Kyoko Kitamura, Kyosuke Sakai, Naoki Takayama, Masaya Nishimoto, and Susumu Noda, "Focusing properties of vector vortex beams emitted by photonic-crystal lasers," Opt. Lett. 37, 2421-2423 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-12-2421


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