Abstract

We demonstrated a generation of cylindrically symmetric, polarized laser beams with narrow linewidth and fine tunability. Since an LP11 mode beam in an optical fiber is a superposition of an HE21 (hybrid) mode beam and a TE01 or TM01 mode beam, firstly, a higher order transverse (TEM01 or TEM10) mode laser beam with narrow linewidth and fine tunability was generated from an external cavity diode laser (ECDL) in conjunction with a phase adjustment plate. Then the beam generated was passed in a two mode optical fiber. A doughnut shaped laser beam with the cylindrically symmetric polarization (a radially or azimuthally polarized beam) was obtained by properly adding stress-induced birefringence in the optical fiber.

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Y. Kozawa and S. Sato, "Generation of a radially polarized laser beam by use of a conical Brewster prism," Opt. Lett. 30, 3063-3065 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Grosjean, A. Sabac and D. Courjon, "A versatile and stable device allowing the efficient generation of beams with radial, azimuthal or hybrid polarizations," Opt. Commun. 252, 12-21 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

G. Volpe and D. Petrov, "Genertion of cylindrical vector beams with few-mode fibers by Laguerre-Gaussian beams," Opt. Commun. 237, 89-95 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zhan, "Trapping metallic Rayleigh particles with radial polarization," Opt. Express 12, 3377-3382 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003

2002

D. P. Rhodes, G. P. T. Lancster, J. Livesey, D. McGloin, J. Arlt and K. Dholakia, "Guiding a cold atomic beam along a co-propagating and oblique hollow light guide," Opt. Commun. 214,247-254 (2002).
[CrossRef]

T. Grosjean, D. Courjon and M. Spajer, "An all-fiber device for generating radially and other polarized light beams," Opt. Commun. 203, 1-5 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Bomzon, G. Biener, V. Kleiner and E. Hasman, "Radially and azimuthally polarized beams generated by space-variant dielectric subwavelength gratings," Opt. Lett. 27, 285-287 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zhan and J. R. Leger, "Focus shaping using cylindrical vector beam," Opt. Express 10, 324-331 (2002).
[PubMed]

M. A. A Neil, F. Massoumian, R. Juskaitis and T. Wilson, "Method for the generation of arbitrary complex vector wavefronts," Opt. Lett. 27,1929-1931 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001

L. Novotny, M. R. Beversluis, K. S. Youngworth and T. G. Brown, "Longitudinal field modes probed by single molecules," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5251-5254 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000

A. V. Nestrov and V. G. Niziev, "Laser beam with axially symmetric polarization," J. Phys. D 33, 1817-1822 (2000).Q1
[CrossRef]

R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon and E. Hasman, "The formation of laser beams with pure azimuthal or radial polarization," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322-3324 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K. Youngworth and T. Brown, "Focusing of high numerical aperture cylindrical-vector beams," Opt. Express 7,77-87 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1993

E. G. Churin, J. Hosfeld and T. Tschudi, "Polarization configuration with singular point formed by computer generated holograms," Opt. Commun. 99,13-17 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1991

1974

J. J. Wynne, "Generation of the rotationally symmetric TE01 and TM01 modes from a wavelength-tunable laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 10, 125-127 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Arlt, J.

D. P. Rhodes, G. P. T. Lancster, J. Livesey, D. McGloin, J. Arlt and K. Dholakia, "Guiding a cold atomic beam along a co-propagating and oblique hollow light guide," Opt. Commun. 214,247-254 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Beversluis, M. R.

L. Novotny, M. R. Beversluis, K. S. Youngworth and T. G. Brown, "Longitudinal field modes probed by single molecules," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5251-5254 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Biener, G.

Blit, S.

R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon and E. Hasman, "The formation of laser beams with pure azimuthal or radial polarization," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322-3324 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bomzon, A.

Bomzon, Z.

R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon and E. Hasman, "The formation of laser beams with pure azimuthal or radial polarization," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322-3324 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Brown, T.

Brown, T. G.

L. Novotny, M. R. Beversluis, K. S. Youngworth and T. G. Brown, "Longitudinal field modes probed by single molecules," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5251-5254 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Churin, E. G.

E. G. Churin, J. Hosfeld and T. Tschudi, "Polarization configuration with singular point formed by computer generated holograms," Opt. Commun. 99,13-17 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Courjon, D.

T. Grosjean, A. Sabac and D. Courjon, "A versatile and stable device allowing the efficient generation of beams with radial, azimuthal or hybrid polarizations," Opt. Commun. 252, 12-21 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Grosjean, D. Courjon and M. Spajer, "An all-fiber device for generating radially and other polarized light beams," Opt. Commun. 203, 1-5 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Davidson, N.

R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon and E. Hasman, "The formation of laser beams with pure azimuthal or radial polarization," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322-3324 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Dholakia, K.

D. P. Rhodes, G. P. T. Lancster, J. Livesey, D. McGloin, J. Arlt and K. Dholakia, "Guiding a cold atomic beam along a co-propagating and oblique hollow light guide," Opt. Commun. 214,247-254 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Friesem, A. A.

R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon and E. Hasman, "The formation of laser beams with pure azimuthal or radial polarization," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322-3324 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Gallatin, G. M.

Gan, X.

Ganic, D.

Gould, P. L.

Grosjean, T.

T. Grosjean, A. Sabac and D. Courjon, "A versatile and stable device allowing the efficient generation of beams with radial, azimuthal or hybrid polarizations," Opt. Commun. 252, 12-21 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Grosjean, D. Courjon and M. Spajer, "An all-fiber device for generating radially and other polarized light beams," Opt. Commun. 203, 1-5 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Gu, M.

Hasman, E.

A. Bomzon, G. Biener, V. Kleiner and E. Hasman, "Radially and azimuthally polarized beams generated by space-variant dielectric subwavelength gratings," Opt. Lett. 27, 285-287 (2002).
[CrossRef]

R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon and E. Hasman, "The formation of laser beams with pure azimuthal or radial polarization," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322-3324 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hosfeld, J.

E. G. Churin, J. Hosfeld and T. Tschudi, "Polarization configuration with singular point formed by computer generated holograms," Opt. Commun. 99,13-17 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Iftiquar, S. M.

S. M. Iftiquar, "A tunable doughnut laser beam for cold-atom experiment," J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 5, 40-43 (2003).Q2
[CrossRef]

Jackel, S.

Juskaitis, R.

Kleiner, V.

Kozawa, Y.

Lancster, G. P. T.

D. P. Rhodes, G. P. T. Lancster, J. Livesey, D. McGloin, J. Arlt and K. Dholakia, "Guiding a cold atomic beam along a co-propagating and oblique hollow light guide," Opt. Commun. 214,247-254 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Leger, J. R.

Livesey, J.

D. P. Rhodes, G. P. T. Lancster, J. Livesey, D. McGloin, J. Arlt and K. Dholakia, "Guiding a cold atomic beam along a co-propagating and oblique hollow light guide," Opt. Commun. 214,247-254 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Massoumian, F.

McClelland, J. J.

McGloin, D.

D. P. Rhodes, G. P. T. Lancster, J. Livesey, D. McGloin, J. Arlt and K. Dholakia, "Guiding a cold atomic beam along a co-propagating and oblique hollow light guide," Opt. Commun. 214,247-254 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Meir, A.

Moshe, I.

Neil, M. A. A

Nestrov, A. V.

A. V. Nestrov and V. G. Niziev, "Laser beam with axially symmetric polarization," J. Phys. D 33, 1817-1822 (2000).Q1
[CrossRef]

Niziev, V. G.

A. V. Nestrov and V. G. Niziev, "Laser beam with axially symmetric polarization," J. Phys. D 33, 1817-1822 (2000).Q1
[CrossRef]

Novotny, L.

L. Novotny, M. R. Beversluis, K. S. Youngworth and T. G. Brown, "Longitudinal field modes probed by single molecules," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5251-5254 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Oron, R.

R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon and E. Hasman, "The formation of laser beams with pure azimuthal or radial polarization," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322-3324 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Petrov, D.

G. Volpe and D. Petrov, "Genertion of cylindrical vector beams with few-mode fibers by Laguerre-Gaussian beams," Opt. Commun. 237, 89-95 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Rhodes, D. P.

D. P. Rhodes, G. P. T. Lancster, J. Livesey, D. McGloin, J. Arlt and K. Dholakia, "Guiding a cold atomic beam along a co-propagating and oblique hollow light guide," Opt. Commun. 214,247-254 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Sabac, A.

T. Grosjean, A. Sabac and D. Courjon, "A versatile and stable device allowing the efficient generation of beams with radial, azimuthal or hybrid polarizations," Opt. Commun. 252, 12-21 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Sato, S.

Scheinfein, M. R.

Spajer, M.

T. Grosjean, D. Courjon and M. Spajer, "An all-fiber device for generating radially and other polarized light beams," Opt. Commun. 203, 1-5 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Tschudi, T.

E. G. Churin, J. Hosfeld and T. Tschudi, "Polarization configuration with singular point formed by computer generated holograms," Opt. Commun. 99,13-17 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Volpe, G.

G. Volpe and D. Petrov, "Genertion of cylindrical vector beams with few-mode fibers by Laguerre-Gaussian beams," Opt. Commun. 237, 89-95 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wilson, T.

Wynne, J. J.

J. J. Wynne, "Generation of the rotationally symmetric TE01 and TM01 modes from a wavelength-tunable laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 10, 125-127 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Yonezawa, K.

Youngworth, K.

Youngworth, K. S.

L. Novotny, M. R. Beversluis, K. S. Youngworth and T. G. Brown, "Longitudinal field modes probed by single molecules," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5251-5254 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhan, Q.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon and E. Hasman, "The formation of laser beams with pure azimuthal or radial polarization," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322-3324 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

J. J. Wynne, "Generation of the rotationally symmetric TE01 and TM01 modes from a wavelength-tunable laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 10, 125-127 (1974).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt.

S. M. Iftiquar, "A tunable doughnut laser beam for cold-atom experiment," J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 5, 40-43 (2003).Q2
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

J. Phys. D

A. V. Nestrov and V. G. Niziev, "Laser beam with axially symmetric polarization," J. Phys. D 33, 1817-1822 (2000).Q1
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

D. P. Rhodes, G. P. T. Lancster, J. Livesey, D. McGloin, J. Arlt and K. Dholakia, "Guiding a cold atomic beam along a co-propagating and oblique hollow light guide," Opt. Commun. 214,247-254 (2002).
[CrossRef]

T. Grosjean, A. Sabac and D. Courjon, "A versatile and stable device allowing the efficient generation of beams with radial, azimuthal or hybrid polarizations," Opt. Commun. 252, 12-21 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Grosjean, D. Courjon and M. Spajer, "An all-fiber device for generating radially and other polarized light beams," Opt. Commun. 203, 1-5 (2002).
[CrossRef]

G. Volpe and D. Petrov, "Genertion of cylindrical vector beams with few-mode fibers by Laguerre-Gaussian beams," Opt. Commun. 237, 89-95 (2004).
[CrossRef]

E. G. Churin, J. Hosfeld and T. Tschudi, "Polarization configuration with singular point formed by computer generated holograms," Opt. Commun. 99,13-17 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

L. Novotny, M. R. Beversluis, K. S. Youngworth and T. G. Brown, "Longitudinal field modes probed by single molecules," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5251-5254 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic for generating cylindrically symmetric, polarized beams by use of an external cavity diode laser (ECDL) and a two mode optical fiber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Transverse mode combinations in an optical fiber.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Higher order transverse modes from the ECDL with a phase adjustment plate. (a). The intensity distribution, (b). the horizontal intensity profile and the fitting to the theoretical one and (c). the interference pattern of the TEM10 mode beam generated. (d). The intensity distribution, (e). the vertical intensity profile and the fitting to the theoretical one and (f). the interference pattern of the TEM01 mode beam generated.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a). Schematic drawing of conversion from a TEM10 mode beam to a radially polarized beam. (b). Observed total intensity distribution and the intensity profile. (c).–(f). Intensity distributions after passing through a linear polarizer. Each arrow indicates the direction of the polarizer.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a). Schematic drawing of conversion from a TEM01 mode to an azimuthally polarized beam. (b). Observed total intensity distribution and the intensity profile. (c).–(f). Intensity distributions after passing through a linear polarizer. Each arrow indicates the direction of the polarizer.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

(from top to bottom) Spectra of a TEM00 mode beam from the ECDL, a TEM10 mode beam from the ECDL with a phase adjustment plate and a radially polarized beam after propagating an optical fiber.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

(840 KB) Video image of resonant emission from a cesium vapor cell through which a radially polarized beam passed. The wavelength was tuned around the resonant wavelength of cesium atom. When the wavelength was in resonance, the emission was strong and vice versa. Note that the doughnut shape of the beam was preserved even if the wavelength was changed.

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