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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2658–2660

Generation of azimuthally and radially polarized beams by coherent polarization beam combination

Pengfei Ma, Pu Zhou, Yanxing Ma, Xiaolin Wang, Rongtao Su, and Zejin Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2658-2660 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002658


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Abstract

A new architecture for generating pure azimuthally and radially polarized beams is presented. It involves coherent polarization beam combination of two orthogonally polarized LP11 fiber modes. Experimental results reveal that high purely polarized (polarization purity of 95% or better) azimuthal and radial beams can be generated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2012
Published: June 25, 2012

Citation
Pengfei Ma, Pu Zhou, Yanxing Ma, Xiaolin Wang, Rongtao Su, and Zejin Liu, "Generation of azimuthally and radially polarized beams by coherent polarization beam combination," Opt. Lett. 37, 2658-2660 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-13-2658


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