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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 6 — Jun. 13, 2006

A hollow beam from a holey fiber

Ming-Lie Hu, Ching-Yue Wang, You-Jian Song, Yan-Feng Li, Lu Chai, Evgenii E. Serebryannikov, and Aleksei M. Zheltikov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 9, pp. 4128-4134 (2006)

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A high-quality spectrally isolated hollow beam is produced through a nonlinear-optical transformation of Ti: sapphire laser pulses in a higher order mode of a photonic-crystal fiber (PCF). Instead of a doughnut shape, typical of hollow beams produced by other methods, the far-field image of the hollow-beam PCF output features perfect sixth-order rotation symmetry, dictated by the symmetry of the PCF structure. The frequency of the PCF-generated hollow beam can be tuned by varying the input beam parameters, making a few-mode PCF a convenient and flexible tool for the guiding and trapping of atoms and creation of all-fiber optical tweezers.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: February 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2006
Published: May 1, 2006

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Vol. 1, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Ming-Lie Hu, Ching-Yue Wang, You-Jian Song, Yan-Feng Li, Lu Chai, Evgenii E. Serebryannikov, and Aleksei M. Zheltikov, "A hollow beam from a holey fiber," Opt. Express 14, 4128-4134 (2006)

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