High-order Poincaré sphere with flower modes possessing orbital angular momentum

Ting Hua Lu, Teng De Huang, Robert R. Alfano

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A laser cavity composed of a cylindrical mirror and a gain medium is used to generate scalar flower modes possessing orbital angular momentum. We proposed a new complex modes by using a hemi-cylindrical cavity or spatial light modulator to generate superposition of vector Laguerre-Gaussian modes and vector flower modes. The generated vector fields possessing not only orbital angular momentum but polarization properties which correspond to the specific point on a higher-order Poincaré sphere. This work paves the way to cavity laser in several applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex Light and Optical Forces XI
EditorsEnrique J. Galvez, Jesper Gluckstad, David L. Andrews
ISBN (Electronic)9781510606814
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventComplex Light and Optical Forces XI 2017 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 2017 Jan 312017 Feb 2

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherComplex Light and Optical Forces XI 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • High-order Poincaré sphere
  • Laguerre-Gaussian beams
  • Lasers
  • Polarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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