Abstract

Radially and azimuthally polarized beams in a single transverse mode are generated from a commercially available vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) in an external cavity with a birefringent rutile lens, of which the c axis is parallel to the optical axis of the cavity, to select favorable polarization. Additionally, a vector Bessel–Gaussian beam is generated from a VCSEL, which is fabricated to oscillate with a linear polarization in a fixed direction in free running, in the same way. These results clearly show the potential ability of VCSELs to generate vector beams, which will be essential to space-division multiplexing in the future optical communication.

© 2018 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Controlled generation of ultrafast vector vortex beams from a mode-locked fiber laser

Kun Huang, Jing Zeng, Jiwei Gan, Qiang Hao, and Heping Zeng
Opt. Lett. 43(16) 3933-3936 (2018)

Stokes vector characterization of the polarization behavior of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

Andreas Molitor, Sébastien Hartmann, and Wolfgang Elsäßer
Opt. Lett. 37(22) 4799-4801 (2012)

Temporal localized structures in mode-locked vertical external-cavity surface-emitting lasers

P. Camelin, C. Schelte, A. Verschelde, A. Garnache, G. Beaudoin, I. Sagnes, G. Huyet, J. Javaloyes, S. V. Gurevich, and M. Giudici
Opt. Lett. 43(21) 5367-5370 (2018)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription