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Topological birefrigence of optical vortices in a low-mode fiber
Author(s): Tatyana A. Fadeyeva; Vladlen G. Shvedov; Alexander V. Volyar; Vitautas Z. Zhilaitis
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Paper Abstract

It is experimentally and theoretically shown that as a result of spin-orbital interaction in stable CV and unstable IV vortices of a step low-mode fiber there appears topological birefringence. This type of birefringence depends not only on the polarization basis determined by a vortex helicity (sigma) 2, but also on the topological charge (iota) . In this presentation the Magnus effect and Rytov-Vladimirsky effect are different aspects of experimental manifestations of topological birefringence of waveguide vortices.

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Date Published: 3 August 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3487, International Conference on Singular Optics, (3 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317696
Show Author Affiliations
Tatyana A. Fadeyeva, Simferopol State Univ. (Ukraine)
Vladlen G. Shvedov, Simferopol State Univ. (Ukraine)
Alexander V. Volyar, Simferopol State Univ. (Ukraine)
Vitautas Z. Zhilaitis, Simferopol State Univ. (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3487:
International Conference on Singular Optics
Marat S. Soskin, Editor(s)

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