Generation of Cylindrical Vector Beams published in Opt. Commun.

Generation of cylindrical vector beams with few-mode fibers excited by Laguerre–Gaussian beams.

Generation of cylindrical vector beams with few-mode fibers excited by Laguerre–Gaussian beams
Giovanni Volpe & Dmitri Petrov
Optics Communications 237(1), 89–95 (2004)
DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2004.03.080

We propose a novel method to efficiently produce light beams with radial, azimuthal, and hybrid polarization, through a few-mode fiber excited by a Laguerre–Gaussian beam. With different input polarization we can selectively excite different combinations of modes from the LP11 group. We propose to show how to transform the output beam into a cylindrical vector beam in free-space through various polarization transformations.

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