Transmission of an optical vortex beam in antiresonant fibers generated in an all-fiber system

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We report an experimental study on transmission of orbital angular momentum mode in antiresonant fibers generated with a dedicated all-fiber optical vortex phase mask. The vortex generator can convert Gaussian beam into vortex beams with topological charge l = 1. Generated vortex beam is directly butt-coupled into the antiresonant fiber and propagates over distance of 150 cm. The stability and sensitivity of the transmitted vortex beam on the external perturbations including bending, axial stress, and twisting is investigated. We demonstrate distortion-free vortex propagation for the axial stress force below 0.677 N, a bend radius greater than 10 cm.
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Hue Thi Nguyen, Grzegorz Stepniewski, Adam Filipkowski, Rafal Kasztelanic, Dariusz Pysz, Hieu Le Van, Ryszard Stepien, Mariusz Klimczak, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Ryszard Buczynski, "Transmission of an optical vortex beam in antiresonant fibers generated in an all-fiber system," Opt. Express 30, 45635-45647 (2022)
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