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Generation of vector beams at 1550 nm telecommunications wavelength using a segmented q-plate

[+] Author Affiliations
Katherine Badham, Sam Delaney, Jeffrey A. Davis

San Diego State University, Department of Physics, San Diego, California 92182-1233, United States

Nobuyuki Hashimotono, Makoto Kurihara, Ayano Tanabe

Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd., Development Division, Saitama, 359-8511, Japan

María M. Sánchez-López

Universidad Miguel Hernández, Instituto de Bioingeniería, 03202 Elche, Spain

Ignacio Moreno

Universidad Miguel Hernández, Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales, Óptica y Tecnología Electrónica, 03202 Elche, Spain

Opt. Eng. 55(3), 030502 (Mar 23, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.OE.55.3.030502
History: Received December 2, 2015; Accepted March 4, 2016
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Abstract.  We present the use of a q-plate device operating at the 1550 nm telecommunications wavelength. A prototype liquid-crystal device from Citizen Holdings Co. is demonstrated to be useful for the generation of vector beams and orbital angular momentum transfer at this important wavelength.

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Katherine Badham ; Sam Delaney ; Nobuyuki Hashimotono ; María M. Sánchez-López ; Makoto Kurihara, et al.
"Generation of vector beams at 1550 nm telecommunications wavelength using a segmented q-plate", Opt. Eng. 55(3), 030502 (Mar 23, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.55.3.030502


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