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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1113–1116

Compact all-fiber plasmonic Airy-like beam generator

Chunying Guan, Ming Ding, Jinhui Shi, Pengfei Wang, Ping Hua, Libo Yuan, and Gilberto Brambilla  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 5, pp. 1113-1116 (2014)

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A compact all-fiber plasmonic Airy-like beam generator is demonstrated. A single slit and a 1D groove array were fabricated by focused ion beam milling on the gold deposited end facet of a single-mode optical fiber. The single slit excites the surface plasmonic polaritons (SPPs), which are decoupled into free space by the groove array. The phase of decoupling SPPs is adjusted by the grooves position. Experimental generation of the single Airy-like beam has good consistency with theoretical predictions. The transverse acceleration and nondiffraction properties are observed. The interference of double Airy-like beams in the free space is also analyzed. The presented plasmonic Airy-like beam generator is of importance to realize all-fiber optical trapping, beam shaping, and fiber integrated devices.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2014
Published: February 17, 2014

Chunying Guan, Ming Ding, Jinhui Shi, Pengfei Wang, Ping Hua, Libo Yuan, and Gilberto Brambilla, "Compact all-fiber plasmonic Airy-like beam generator," Opt. Lett. 39, 1113-1116 (2014)

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