Spontaneous formation of vector vortex beams in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with feedback

Jesus Jimenez Garcia, Pedro Rodriguez, T. Guillet, T. Ackemann

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Abstract

The spontaneous emergence of vector vortex beams with nonuniform polarization distribution is reported in a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) with frequency-selective feedback. Antivortices with a hyperbolic polarization structure and radially polarized vortices are demonstrated. They exist close to and partially coexist with vortices with uniform and nonuniform polarization distributions characterized by four domains of pairwise orthogonal polarization. The spontaneous formation of these nontrivial structures in a simple, nearly isotropic VCSEL system is remarkable and the vector vortices are argued to have solitonlike properties.
LanguageEnglish
Article number113902
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume119
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2017

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Keywords

  • vector vortex beams
  • vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser
  • VCSEL
  • solitonlike properties

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Spontaneous formation of vector vortex beams in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with feedback. / Jimenez Garcia, Jesus; Rodriguez, Pedro; Guillet, T.; Ackemann, T.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 119, No. 11, 113902, 15.09.2017.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

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