Measuring the angular emission of optical vortex beams from integrated devices

Lifeng Chen, Jiangbo Zhu, Michael J. Strain, Laura Meriggi, Martin L. Garcia, Kenan Cicek, Huanlu Li, Xinlun Cai, Marc Sorel, Siyuan Yu

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Abstract

Orbital angular momentum (OAM) represents an additional degree of freedom of a light beam, to be added to the standard ones (e.g. polarization, wavelength) [1-2]. Previously, we have demonstrated an integrated device for OAM generation, in which the Whispering Gallery mode (WGM) of the micro-ring resonator to a propagating OAM mode by using an angular grating embedded within the resonator structure [3]. This integrated approach allows compact device footprint and OAM mode order selectivity with injection wavelength, which is highly desirable for telecommunications systems. To bring OAM closer to actual system implementations, several groups around the world are working on the development of optical fibres for propagation of multiplexed OAM modes. In order to achieve efficient coupling between OAM beams and OAM fibres, it is important to obtain the information of the divergence angle of the OAM beams which should be compatible with the N.A. of the fibres. In this work, we use Fourier image inspection [4] of the emission of the device to analyse the divergence angles of the OAM beams, as shown in Fig.1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics GFP
PublisherIEEE
Pages191-192
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479922833
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Group IV Photonics, GFP 2014 - Paris, France
Duration: 27 Aug 201429 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics GFP
ISSN (Print)1949-2081

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Group IV Photonics, GFP 2014
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period27/08/1429/08/14

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