Radially Polarized Conical Beam from an Embedded Etched Fiber
- Publisher: Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics | Polarization Maintaining Fibers | OCIS: 060.2340, 060.2310, 060.2420, 180.4243, 060.2270, 050.4865 | Fiber Optics Components | Vortex | Fiber characterization | [ SPI.OPTI ] Engineering Sciences [physics]/Optics / Photonic | Physics - Optics | [ PHYS.PHYS.PHYS-OPTICS ] Physics [physics]/Physics [physics]/Optics [physics.optics] | SNOM
International audience; We propose a method for producing a conical beam based on the lateral refraction of the TM01 mode from a two-mode fiber after chemical etching of the cladding, and for controlling its radial polarization. The whole power of the guided mode is transferred to the refracted beam with low diffraction. Polarization control by a series of azimuthal detectors and a stress controller affords the transmission of a stabilized radial polarization through an optical fiber. A solid component usable for many applications has been obtained.