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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 92–95

Asymptotic theory of strong spin–orbit coupling in optical fiber

Steven Golowich  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 92-95 (2014)

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The spin–orbit coupling of light propagating in optical fiber can be dramatically enhanced by the presence of a high-contrast interface in the refractive index profile, even for modes that are highly paraxial. The resulting modes have spatial and polarization structures that depart greatly from the weak coupling form, and, in particular, are neither orbital nor spin angular momentum eigenstates. We explain the physical origins of this strong-coupling regime with a vector geometric theory of diffraction expansion.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection
(080.4865) Geometric optics : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Geometric Optics

Original Manuscript: September 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2013
Published: December 20, 2013

Steven Golowich, "Asymptotic theory of strong spin–orbit coupling in optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 39, 92-95 (2014)

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