Abstract

The results of amplifying either radially or azimuthally polarized light with a fiber amplifier are presented. Experimental results reveal that more than 85% polarization purity can be retained at the output even with 40dB amplification and that efficient conversion of the amplified light to linear polarization can be obtained.

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M. Fridman, G. Machavariani, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 191104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. Kawauchi, Y. Kozawa, S. Sato, T. Sato, and S. Kawakami, Opt. Lett. 33, 399 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (3)

2006 (2)

2004 (1)

G. Volpe and D. Petrov, Opt. Commun. 237, 89 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

T. Grosjean, D. Courjon, and M. Spajer, Opt. Commun. 203, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (3)

A. V. Nesterov and V. G. Niziev, J. Phys. D 33, 1817 (2000).
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R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon, and E. Hasman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322 (2000).
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Blit, S.

R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon, and E. Hasman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322 (2000).
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Bomzon, Z.

R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon, and E. Hasman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322 (2000).
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Courjon, D.

T. Grosjean, D. Courjon, and M. Spajer, Opt. Commun. 203, 1 (2002).
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Davidson, N.

M. Fridman, G. Machavariani, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 191104 (2008).
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R. Oron, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, and E. Hasman, Opt. Lett. 25, 939 (2000).
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R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon, and E. Hasman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Fridman, M.

M. Fridman, G. Machavariani, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 191104 (2008).
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Friesem, A. A.

M. Fridman, G. Machavariani, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 191104 (2008).
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R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon, and E. Hasman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322 (2000).
[CrossRef]

R. Oron, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, and E. Hasman, Opt. Lett. 25, 939 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Grosjean, T.

T. Grosjean, D. Courjon, and M. Spajer, Opt. Commun. 203, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Hasman, E.

R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon, and E. Hasman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322 (2000).
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E. Hecht (Addison Wesley, 2002), Chap. 8.

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Kawakami, S.

Kawauchi, H.

Kozawa, Y.

Li, J.

Lumer, Y.

Machavariani, G.

McDuff, R.

Meir, A.

Moshe, I.

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A. V. Nesterov and V. G. Niziev, J. Phys. D 33, 1817 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Oron, R.

R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon, and E. Hasman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322 (2000).
[CrossRef]

R. Oron, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, and E. Hasman, Opt. Lett. 25, 939 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Petrov, D.

G. Volpe and D. Petrov, Opt. Commun. 237, 89 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sato, S.

Sato, T.

Shirakawa, A.

Smith, C.

Spajer, M.

T. Grosjean, D. Courjon, and M. Spajer, Opt. Commun. 203, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Tan, B.

K. Venkatakrishnan and B. Tan, J. Micromech. Microeng. 16, 2603 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

Venkatakrishnan, K.

K. Venkatakrishnan and B. Tan, J. Micromech. Microeng. 16, 2603 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Volpe, G.

G. Volpe and D. Petrov, Opt. Commun. 237, 89 (2004).
[CrossRef]

White, A.

Zhong, Z.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

M. Fridman, G. Machavariani, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 191104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

R. Oron, S. Blit, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem, Z. Bomzon, and E. Hasman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3322 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Micromech. Microeng. (1)

K. Venkatakrishnan and B. Tan, J. Micromech. Microeng. 16, 2603 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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A. V. Nesterov and V. G. Niziev, J. Phys. D 33, 1817 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

G. Volpe and D. Petrov, Opt. Commun. 237, 89 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Grosjean, D. Courjon, and M. Spajer, Opt. Commun. 203, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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Other (2)

E. Hecht (Addison Wesley, 2002), Chap. 8.

G. P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optics Communication Systems (Wiley, 1997), Chap. 2.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental configuration for amplifying radially and azimuthally polarized light with a fiber amplifier. Path A, space variant polarization measurement; path B, arrangement for conversion to linearly polarized light.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Calculated and experimental Stokes parameters and the state of polarization of input and amplified radially and azimuthally polarized light beams. The red areas represent positive values, the blue areas represent negative values, and the green areas represent zero. (a) Ideal radially polarized light; (b) experimental radially polarized input beam; (c) experimental radially polarized amplified beam; (d) ideal azimuthally polarized beam; (e) experimental azimuthally polarized input beam; (f) experimental azimuthally polarized amplified beam. The arrows represent the resulting main axis of the local polarization ellipse.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Stokes parameters and the state of polarization of combination of radially and azimuthally polarized beam. (a) Ideal polarization; (b) experimental results.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental cross sections of the far-field intensity distributions of the amplified radially polarized light beam with and without conversion to a linearly polarized near-Gaussian beam. Solid (blue) curve, before conversion; dashed (red) curve, after conversion. Left inset, far-field intensity distribution before conversion; right inset, far-field intensity distribution after conversion.

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