Abstract

We present here a fiber microaxicon (MA)based method to generate spirally polarized propagation-invariant optical beam. MA chemically etched in the tip of a two-mode fiber efficiently converts the generic cylindrically polarized vortex fiber mode into a spirally polarized propagation-invariant (Bessel-type) beam via radial dependence of polarization rotation angle. The combined roles of helico-conical phase and nonparaxial propagation in the generation and characteristics of the output beam from the fiber MA are discussed.

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Kleiner, V.

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Appl. Opt.

Czech. J. Phys.

Z. Bouchal, Czech. J. Phys. 53, 537 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A

V. Ramirez-Sanchez, G. Piquero, and M. Santarsiero, J. Opt. A 11, 085708 (2009).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. A

JETP

N. I. Petrov, JETP 85, 1085 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

V. V. G. K. Inavalli and N. K. Viswanathan, Opt. Commun. 283, 861 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Tervo and J. Turunen, Opt. Commun. 192, 13 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup used for the generation and characterization SPB. P: polarizer, HWP: half-wave plate, BS1, BS2: 50-50 beam splitters; L 1 , L 2 : microscope objective lens, M1, M2: mirrors; TMF: two-mode optical fiber with MA tip, QWP, quarter-wave plate, CCD, digital camera. Inset: SEM image of the MA.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Output intensity patterns from TMF with MA tip for HWP oriented at (a)  0 ° and (b)  38 ° ; (c) two-beam interference pattern showing on-axis forklet and p-shifted fringes between successive rings.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Line profile of the beam in Fig. 2b and the corresponding fit to Bessel function. (b) Free space z-propagation of the beam output from the fiber with MA tip.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spiral polarization map of the central ring of the higher-order Bessel beam superposed on the intensity pattern. (b) One arc of the logarithmic spiral with fit.

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