Abstract

A new architecture for generating pure azimuthally and radially polarized beams is presented. It involves coherent polarization beam combination of two orthogonally polarized LP11 fiber modes. Experimental results reveal that high purely polarized (polarization purity of 95% or better) azimuthal and radial beams can be generated.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

CPBC of LP11 modes to generate azimuthally and radially polarized beams: (a) azimuthally polarized beam and (b) radially polarized beam.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental setup of CPBC of two LP11 modes. Seed, seed laser; PM, phase modulator; AMP, amplifier; PC, polarization controller; FMF, few-mode fiber; CO, collimator; HWP, half-wavelength plate; PBC, polarization beam combiner; M1, all-reflectance mirror; M2, high-transmittance beam splitter; P, polarizer; PD, photo detector; SP, signal processor.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Time series signals of energy encircled in the pinhole in the open and closed loops.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Experimental intensity distributions of the coherently polarization combined beam (a)–(e) and the polarization distribution (f) of the radially polarized beam.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Experimental intensity distributions of the coherently polarization combined beam (a)–(e) and the polarization distribution (f) of the azimuthally polarized beam.

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