Measurement of the spin-orbit coupling interaction in ring-core optical fibers

Steven D. Johnson*, Zelin Ma, Miles J. Padgett, Siddharth Ramachandran

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Ring-core optical fibers have been designed to carry orbital angular momentum modes. We demonstrate the imaging of these modes, individually identifying modes separated temporally by only 30 ps. A single-pixel camera operating in the short-wave infrared detection range is used to image the 1550 nm wavelength optical modes. With this technique, examination of these optical modes can be performed with significantly higher temporal resolution than is possible with conventional imaging systems, such that the imaging of modes separated by spin-orbit coupling is achieved and evaluated. Deconvolution is required to separate the instrument response from the optical mode signal, increasing the clarity and temporal resolution of the measurement system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2676-2983
Number of pages8
JournalOSA Continuum
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2019


  • imaging systems
  • deconvolution
  • optical fibers


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