Faculty Advisor

Quimby, Richard S.

Abstract

The goal of this project is to first present a detailed explanation and analysis of light with Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM), and then determine the optimal waveguide profile for the transfer of light with OAM through an optical fiber. In particular, the ring index variation fiber was studied. The explanation describes different laser modes and what it means for light to have OAM. This was accomplished by exploring the available literature on the topic. The analysis involves solving Maxwell's equations for a three-layer fiber in order to determine a characteristic equation, the solution of which can be used to make modal charts.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

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