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Photonic lantern broadband orbital angular momentum mode multiplexer

Photonic lantern broadband orbital angular momentum mode multiplexer
Photonic lantern broadband orbital angular momentum mode multiplexer
Optical vortex beams that carry orbital angular momentum (OAM), also known as OAM modes, have attracted considerable interest in recent years as they can comprise an additional degree of freedom for a variety of advanced classical and quantum optical applications. While canonical methods of OAM mode generation are effective, a method that can simultaneously generate and multiplex OAM modes with low loss and over broad spectral range is still in great demand. Here, via novel design of an optical fiber device referred to as a photonic lantern, where the radial mode index (“m”) is neglected, for the first time we demonstrate the simultaneous generation and multiplexing of OAM modes with low loss and over the broadest spectral range to date (550 nm). We further confirm the potential of this approach to preserve the quality of studied OAM modes by fusion splicing the end-facet of the fabricated device to a delivery ring-core fiber (RCF).
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Eznaveh, Z. S., Zacarias, J.C.A., Lopez, J.E.Z., Shi, K., Milione, G., Jung, Yongmin, Thomsen, B., Richardson, David, Fontaine, N., Leon-Saval, S.G. and Correa, R.A. (2018) Photonic lantern broadband orbital angular momentum mode multiplexer. Optics Express, 26 (23), 30042-30051. (doi:10.1364/OE.26.030042).

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Abstract

Optical vortex beams that carry orbital angular momentum (OAM), also known as OAM modes, have attracted considerable interest in recent years as they can comprise an additional degree of freedom for a variety of advanced classical and quantum optical applications. While canonical methods of OAM mode generation are effective, a method that can simultaneously generate and multiplex OAM modes with low loss and over broad spectral range is still in great demand. Here, via novel design of an optical fiber device referred to as a photonic lantern, where the radial mode index (“m”) is neglected, for the first time we demonstrate the simultaneous generation and multiplexing of OAM modes with low loss and over the broadest spectral range to date (550 nm). We further confirm the potential of this approach to preserve the quality of studied OAM modes by fusion splicing the end-facet of the fabricated device to a delivery ring-core fiber (RCF).

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Accepted/In Press date: 16 October 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 31 October 2018
Published date: 12 November 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 425981
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/425981
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: ffe510cf-3d68-4bc0-9f54-0fa95933e723
ORCID for Yongmin Jung: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9054-4372
ORCID for David Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Date deposited: 08 Nov 2018 17:30
Last modified: 22 Nov 2021 02:56

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Author: Z. S. Eznaveh
Author: J.C.A. Zacarias
Author: J.E.Z. Lopez
Author: K. Shi
Author: G. Milione
Author: Yongmin Jung ORCID iD
Author: B. Thomsen
Author: N. Fontaine
Author: S.G. Leon-Saval
Author: R.A. Correa

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