Vortex optical Magnus effect in multimode fibers
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- Butkovskaya, V.V., Volyar, A.V. & Fadeeva, T.A. Tech. Phys. Lett. (1997) 23: 649. doi:10.1134/1.1261878
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A theoretical and experimental analysis is made of the optical Magnus effect in multimode optical fibers excited by a laser beam whose wavefront has a pure screw dislocation and carries the topological charge ±l, where l is the azimuthal quantum number. It is found that the angular rotation of the plane of propagation of a local wave depends on the magnitude and sign of the topological charge and changes qualitatively when the circulation of the polarization is reversed. The phase mechanism is attributed to spin-orbit interaction in the photon ensemble. It is demonstrated experimentally that the optical Magnus effect in a few-mode fiber for the CP11 mode at the beat length is observed as a rotation of the axis of the pure edge dislocation field through an angle proportional to the beat length.