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Cylindrical vector beam generation from a multi elliptical core optical fiber
Author(s): G. Milione; H. I. Sztul; D. A. Nolan; J. Kim; M. Etienne; J. McCarthy; J. Wang; R. R. Alfano
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Paper Abstract

A method for the generation of cylindrical vector beams based on the design of a multicore optical fiber is presented. This design consists of N elliptical cores symmetrically arranged in a circular array about the fiber axis, where the orientation of each core's major axes has an azimuthally varying distribution. A cylindrically symmetric amplitude and polarization state is produced in the far field of the fiber output by the coherent superposition of the individual core outputs. Such a fiber with N=6 cores is fabricated and experimentally investigated. Numerical simulations show the dependence of the far field intensity of an array of Gaussian beamlets on the number of beamlets and their spacing in the array.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7950, Complex Light and Optical Forces V, 79500K (16 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.872004
Show Author Affiliations
G. Milione, The City College of the City Univ. of New York (United States)
H. I. Sztul, The City College of the City Univ. of New York (United States)
D. A. Nolan, Corning Inc. (United States)
J. Kim, The City College of the City Univ. of New York (United States)
M. Etienne, Corning Inc. (United States)
J. McCarthy, Corning Inc. (United States)
J. Wang, Corning Inc. (United States)
R. R. Alfano, The City College of the City Univ. of New York (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7950:
Complex Light and Optical Forces V
David L. Andrews; Enrique J. Galvez; Jesper Glückstad, Editor(s)

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