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Interaction of the topological phase and the Magnus effect in a multimode fiber
Author(s): A. Aleksiev; E. Modnikova; Tatyana A. Fadeyeva; S. N. Lapayeva; Alexander V. Volyar
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Paper Abstract

The phenomenon of a light topological birefringence in a multimode fiber has been discussed in papers. The physical mechanism of the topological birefringence, as expected earlier is determined by the interaction of the two effects, namely, the topological Berry's phase and the optical Magnus effect. So, for a square distribution of a refractive index in a fiber cross section the near-meridianal local waves propagate along ray trajectories represented by strongly stretched ellipses of an elliptical helix. A plane made by a fiber axis and a major axis of a ray elliptical helix undergoes a rotation into the fiber, and the rotation hand of this plane is defined by a sign of the wave polarization circularity. If a linear polarized light drops into a fiber input its left-hand polarized component will rotate the major axis of the elliptical helix counterclockwise, and the right-hand polarized component rotates clockwise. Since the angular rates of this rotation are slightly different one from another forthcoming the local waves having counter circulation of a polarization should be collapsed in a single linear polarized local wave. However if the local wave trajectory doesn't lie in a plane then it is a space curve.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2795, Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals, (29 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239209
Show Author Affiliations
A. Aleksiev, Simferopol State Univ. (Ukraine)
E. Modnikova, Simferopol State Univ. (Ukraine)
Tatyana A. Fadeyeva, Simferopol State Univ. (Ukraine)
S. N. Lapayeva, Simferopol State Univ. (Ukraine)
Alexander V. Volyar, Simferopol State Univ. (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2795:
Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals
Gertruda V. Klimusheva; Andrey G. Iljin, Editor(s)

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