Integrated emitters of cylindrically structured light beams

Xinlun Cai, Jianwei Wang, Michael Strain, Marc Sorel, Jeremy L O'Brien, Mark G. Thompson, Siyuan Yu

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Emerging applications based on optical beams carrying orbital angular momentum will likely require photonic integrated devices and circuits for miniaturization, improved performance and enhanced functionality. Recently we demonstrated a novel emitter of cylindrical optical vortex beams that carry photonic orbital angular momentum. The emitter consisted of a whispering gallery mode resonator embedded with gratings in the azimuthal angular dimension. This method can be generalized to produce other types of structured light beams that have some kind of cylindrical symmetry. The applications potentials and challenges in the devices in optical communications, quantum information systems, and optical sensing, imaging, and manipulation systems are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Event15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2013) - Cartagena, Spain
Duration: 23 Jun 201327 Jun 2013


Conference15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2013)


  • integrated emitters
  • cylindrically structured
  • light beams

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