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Chin. Phys. B, 2020, Vol. 29(9): 094204    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/aba278
Special Issue: SPECIAL TOPIC — Optical field manipulation
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Visible-light all-fiber vortex lasers based on mode selective couplers

Chuchu Dong(董楚楚)1, Jinhai Zou(邹金海)1, Hongjian Wang(王鸿健)1, Han Yao(尧涵)2, Xianglong Zeng(曾祥龙)2, Yikun Bu(卜轶坤)1, Zhengqian Luo(罗正钱)1
1 Department of Electronic Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China;
2 The Key Laboratory of Specialty Fiber Optics and Optical Access Network, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
Abstract  We demonstrate visible-light all-fiber vortex lasers by incorporating the home-made mode selective couplers (MSCs). The MSC at green or red wavebands is fabricated by specially designing and fusing a single-mode fiber (SMF) and a few-mode fiber (FMF). The MSCs inserted into visible fiber cavities act as power splitters and mode converters from the LP01 to LP11 mode at green and red wavelengths, respectively. The red-light all-fiber vortex laser is formed by a 10-cm Pr3+/Yb3+:ZBLAN fiber, a fiber Bragg grating, a fiber end-facet mirror and the MSC at 635 nm, which generates vortex beams with OAM±1 at 634.4 nm and an output power of 13 mW. The green-light all-fiber vortex laser consists of a 12-cm Ho3+:ZBLAN fiber, two fiber pigtail mirrors, and the MSC at 550 nm, which generates vortex beams with OAM±1 at 548.9 nm and an output power of 3 mW.
Keywords:  fiber laser      vortex laser      mode selective coupler      visible-light  
Received:  20 March 2020      Revised:  11 June 2020      Published:  05 September 2020
PACS:  42.55.Wd (Fiber lasers)  
  47.32.-y (Vortex dynamics; rotating fluids)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 91750115 and 91750108), the Equipment Pre-research Project of Equipment Development Department of Central Military Commission, China (Grant No. 61404140112), and the Science and Technology Planning Project of Xiamen City, China (Grant No. 3502Z20183003).
Corresponding Authors:  Xianglong Zeng, Yikun Bu, Zhengqian Luo     E-mail:  zenglong@shu.edu.cn;buyikun0522@xmu.edu.cn;zqluo@xmu.edu.cn

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Chuchu Dong(董楚楚), Jinhai Zou(邹金海), Hongjian Wang(王鸿健), Han Yao(尧涵), Xianglong Zeng(曾祥龙), Yikun Bu(卜轶坤), Zhengqian Luo(罗正钱) Visible-light all-fiber vortex lasers based on mode selective couplers 2020 Chin. Phys. B 29 094204

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