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High-order Poincaré sphere with flower modes possessing orbital angular momentum
Author(s): Ting-Hua Lu; Teng-De Huang; Robert R. Alfano
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Paper Abstract

A laser cavity composed of a cylindrical mirror and a gain medium is used to generate scalar flower modes possessing orbital angular momentum. We proposed a new complex modes by using a hemi-cylindrical cavity or spatial light modulator to generate superposition of vector Laguerre-Gaussian modes and vector flower modes. The generated vector fields possessing not only orbital angular momentum but polarization properties which correspond to the specific point on a higher-order Poincaré sphere. This work paves the way to cavity laser in several applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2017
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10120, Complex Light and Optical Forces XI, 101200Q (27 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2255807
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Ting-Hua Lu, National Taiwan Normal Univ. (Taiwan)
Teng-De Huang, National Taiwan Normal Univ. (Taiwan)
Robert R. Alfano, The City College of New York (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10120:
Complex Light and Optical Forces XI
David L. Andrews; Enrique J. Galvez; Jesper Glückstad, Editor(s)

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