Enabling coherent superpositions of iso-frequency optical states in multimode fibers
Author(s)Shapira, Ofer; Abouraddy, Ayman F.; Hu, Qichao; Shemuly, Dana; Joannopoulos, John D.; Fink, Yoel; ... Show more Show less
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The ability to precisely and selectively excite superpositions of specific fiber eigenmodes allows one in principle to control the three dimensional field distribution along the length of a fiber. Here we demonstrate the dynamic synthesis and controlled transmission of vectorial eigenstates in a hollow core cylindrical photonic bandgap fiber, including a coherent superposition of two different angular momentum states. The results are verified using a modal decomposition algorithm that yields the unique complex superposition coefficients of the eigenstate space.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics
Optical Society of America
Shapira, Ofer et al. “Enabling Coherent Superpositions of Iso-frequency Optical States in Multimode Fibers.” Optics Express 18.12 (2010): 12622. Web.© 2010 OSA.
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