WorldWideScience

Sample records for astigmatic optical modes

  1. Astigmatism corrected common path probe for optical coherence tomography.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Singh, Kanwarpal; Yamada, Daisuke; Tearney, Guillermo

    2017-03-01

    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) catheters for intraluminal imaging are subject to various artifacts due to reference-sample arm dispersion imbalances and sample arm beam astigmatism. The goal of this work was to develop a probe that minimizes such artifacts. Our probe was fabricated using a single mode fiber at the tip of which a glass spacer and graded index objective lens were spliced to achieve the desired focal distance. The signal was reflected using a curved reflector to correct for astigmatism caused by the thin, protective, transparent sheath that surrounds the optics. The probe design was optimized using Zemax, a commercially available optical design software. Common path interferometric operation was achieved using Fresnel reflection from the tip of the focusing graded index objective lens. The performance of the probe was tested using a custom designed spectrometer-based OCT system. The probe achieved an axial resolution of 15.6 μm in air, a lateral resolution 33 μm, and a sensitivity of 103 dB. A scattering tissue phantom was imaged to test the performance of the probe for astigmatism correction. Images of the phantom confirmed that this common-path, astigmatism-corrected OCT imaging probe had minimal artifacts in the axial, and lateral dimensions. In this work, we developed an astigmatism-corrected, common path probe that minimizes artifacts associated with standard OCT probes. This design may be useful for OCT applications that require high axial and lateral resolutions. Lasers Surg. Med. 49:312-318, 2017. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  2. Astigmatism

    Science.gov (United States)

    ... uncorrected astigmatism in only one eye may cause amblyopia . When to Contact a Medical Professional Call your ... any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should ...

  3. Generating high-peak-power structured lights in selectively pumped passively Q-switched lasers with astigmatic mode transformations

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chang, C. C.; Hsieh, Y. H.; Lee, C. Y.; Sung, C. L.; Tuan, P. H.; Tung, J. C.; Liang, H. C.; Chen, Y. F.

    2017-12-01

    Various high-order Hermite–Gaussian (HG) modes with high repetition rates and high peak powers are systematically generated by designing the cavity configuration to satisfy the criterion of the passive Q-switching. For the HG m,0 modes with the order m  =  1–9, the pulse repetition rate can exceed 100 kHz with peak power higher than 0.3 kW. For the HG m,m modes with the order m  =  1–10, the pulse repetition rate can be up to 37 kHz with peak power higher than 0.35 kW. Furthermore, the high-order HG beams is transformed by using an astigmatic mode converter to generate various structured lights with optical vortices. Experimental patterns of the transformed high-order HG beams in the propagation are theoretically analyzed and the phase structures are numerically manifested.

  4. Mode-coupling enhancement by pump astigmatism correction in a Ti:Sapphire femtosecond laser.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ramírez-Guerra, Catalina; Moreno-Larios, José Agustín; Rosete-Aguilar, Martha; Garduño-Mejía, Jesús

    2016-12-01

    To pump a solid-state femtosecond laser cavity, a beam from a CW laser is focused by a single lens into the laser crystal. To increase the output power of the laser, the overlap of the laser mode with the pump mode should be maximized. This is particularly important in the so-called mode coupling and the Kerr-lens mode locking (KLM) operation, where the change in beam waist at the position of the gain medium is exploited to enhance the mode overlap with the pump laser in the crystal. In this paper, the astigmatism in the pump beam is reduced by tilting the pump lens. A Gaussian beam is propagated through the complete focusing system-pump lens, tilted spherical mirror, and crystal cut at Brewster's angle-to show the astigmatism inside the crystal as a function of the tilt of the pump lens. A genetic algorithm is presented to optimize the mode coupling between the pump and laser beam inside the crystal by tilting the pump lens. Experimental results are presented to verify the design, showing an increase in the output power of the laser cavity of about 20%.

  5. Assessment of refractive astigmatism and simulated therapeutic refractive surgery strategies in coma-like-aberrations-dominant corneal optics.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhou, Wen; Stojanovic, Aleksandar; Utheim, Tor Paaske

    2016-01-01

    The aim of the study is to raise the awareness of the influence of coma-like higher-order aberrations (HOAs) on power and orientation of refractive astigmatism (RA) and to explore how to account for that influence in the planning of topography-guided refractive surgery in eyes with coma-like-aberrations-dominant corneal optics. Eleven eyes with coma-like-aberrations-dominant corneal optics and with low lenticular astigmatism (LA) were selected for astigmatism analysis and for treatment simulations with topography-guided custom ablation. Vector analysis was used to evaluate the contribution of coma-like corneal HOAs to RA. Two different strategies were used for simulated treatments aiming to regularize irregular corneal optics: With both strategies correction of anterior corneal surface irregularities (corneal HOAs) were intended. Correction of total corneal astigmatism (TCA) and RA was intended as well with strategies 1 and 2, respectively. Axis of discrepant astigmatism (RA minus TCA minus LA) correlated strongly with axis of coma. Vertical coma influenced RA by canceling the effect of the with-the-rule astigmatism and increasing the effect of the against-the-rule astigmatism. After simulated correction of anterior corneal HOAs along with TCA and RA (strategies 1 and 2), only a small amount of anterior corneal astigmatism (ACA) and no TCA remained after strategy 1, while considerable amount of ACA and TCA remained after strategy 2. Coma-like corneal aberrations seem to contribute a considerable astigmatic component to RA in eyes with coma-like-aberrations dominant corneal optics. If topography-guided ablation is programmed to correct the corneal HOAs and RA, the astigmatic component caused by the coma-like corneal HOAs will be treated twice and will result in induced astigmatism. Disregarding RA and treating TCA along with the corneal HOAs is recommended instead.

  6. Optimization of the optical performance of variable-power and astigmatism Alvarez lenses.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Peloux, Marius; Berthelot, Laurent

    2014-10-10

    We first explore the operating principle and optical performances of dioptric-power and astigmatism-variation lens doublets based on the L. W. Alvarez design. These fall within the scope of two ophthalmic applications: ophthalmic glasses for the correction of presbyopia, taking into account any type of ametropia, and spherocylindrical refractors. Second, we present a multiconfiguration optimization method leading to improved optical performances of such doublets over a wide field of view. We then investigate the particular distribution of the curvature on the complex surfaces of the two lenses after optimization.

  7. Corneal perforation by an astigmatic keratotomy performed with an optical coherence tomography-guided femtosecond laser.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cherfan, Daniel G; Melki, Samir A

    2014-07-01

    We present a case of corneal perforation secondary to an intrastromal astigmatic keratotomy performed with an optical coherence tomography-guided femtosecond laser. The keratotomy was concomitant with cataract surgery and resulted in a flat anterior chamber prior to the start of lens extraction. Interrupted nylon sutures were placed to seal the keratotomy prior to phacoemulsification. Escape of cavitation bubbles into the anterior chamber or the liquid interface can alert the surgeon to the possibility of unintended perforation of the endothelium or the epithelium, respectively. Neither author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned. Copyright © 2014 ASCRS and ESCRS. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Slow tool servo diamond turning of optical freeform surface for astigmatic contact lens

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chen, Chun-Chieh; Cheng, Yuan-Chieh; Hsu, Wei-Yao; Chou, Hsiao-Yu; Wang, Pei-Jen; Tsai, Din Ping

    2011-09-01

    Three ultra-precision machining processes namely fast tool servo, slow tool servo and diamond milling, are frequently used to produce optical freeform surface. Slow tool servo machining has the advantages of no extra attachment and fast setting-up, however the three dimensional tool shape compensation and tool-path generation must be conducted carefully for getting high form accuracy and fine surface finish. This research aimed to develop a model of three dimensional tool shape compensation for generating 3D tool path in slow tool servo diamond turning of asymmetrically toric surface for astigmatic contact lens. The form accuracy of freeform surface was measured by ultra-high accuracy 3D profilometer (UA3P) with user define function. After correction, the form error is less than 0.5μm both in X- and Y-direction and the surface roughness is less than 5nm.

  9. [Postoperative induced astigmatism].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nicula, C; Nicula, D

    2000-01-01

    Is to evaluate the astigmatism induced by cataract surgery, ethiological factors and ways of prophilaxies and treatment. We followed a number of 211 eyes operated for cataract by planned extracapsular extraction with intraocular lens implantation, in Ophthalmological Clinic from Cluj-Napoca. All the pacients had limbal incision and the suture was performed with 9.0 suture, after the operation the treatment consisted in local drops with steroids. REZULTS: The astigmatism induced by the surgery was direct in 53.08% of cases and indirect in 46.92%. The position of the axes was 0-900 in 72.51% and oblique in 27.48%. The optical correction of astigmatism was with combined spherocylinder glases in 57.34% and only with cilinder in 42.65% of cases. 1. The induced astigmatism by cataract surgery is in relation with the incision, suture and IOL. 2. Correction of astigmatism is possible with optical correction, repearing the suture or with refractive surgery. 3. The prevention of astigmatism over 1.5 D is by using Troutmann keratometer and to evidence the congenital astigmatism.

  10. Azimuthal decomposition of optical modes

    CSIR Research Space (South Africa)

    Dudley, Angela L

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available This presentation analyses the azimuthal decomposition of optical modes. Decomposition of azimuthal modes need two steps, namely generation and decomposition. An azimuthally-varying phase (bounded by a ring-slit) placed in the spatial frequency...

  11. Single-mode optical fibres

    CERN Document Server

    Cancellieri, G

    1991-01-01

    This book describes signal propagation in single-mode optical fibres for telecommunication applications. Such description is based on the analysis of field propagation, considering waveguide properties and also some of the particular characteristics of the material fibre. The book covers such recent advances as, coherent transmissions; optical amplification; MIR fibres; polarization maintaining; polarization diversity and photon counting.

  12. Correlation between the graft–host junction of penetrating keratoplasty by anterior segment-optical coherence tomography and the magnitude of postoperative astigmatism

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ghada Azab Nassar

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the alignment pattern of the graft–host junction after penetrating keratoplasty (PK by anterior segment-optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT and to correlate this pattern with the magnitude of postoperative astigmatism. Methods: This retrospective observational study was carried out on forty patients who underwent PK from February 2013 to August 2014. AS-OCT was performed, and the graft–host junctions were classified into well-apposed junction, malapposed junction, and equally apposed junction. Mal-apposition is subdivided into gap and protrusion. The correlations between clinical characteristics, wound profiles from the AS-OCT, and the magnitude of postoperative astigmatism by Sirius camera (Costruzione Strumenti Oftalmici [CSO], Florence, Italy (CSO, Sirius, were analyzed. Results: Graft–host junctions from forty patients were analyzed; 18 eyes had well-apposed junctions, ten eyes had malapposed junctions, and 12 had equally apposed junctions. The mean cylinder was −9.44 ± −4.00D in well-apposed group, −13.40 ± −5.01D in malapposed group, and −4.67 ± −0.94D in equally apposed group. Alignment pattern of the graft–host junction correlated significantly with the magnitude of astigmatism (P = 0.034. Preoperative corneal diseases did not have an effect on the magnitude of astigmatism (P = 0.123. Conclusion: The alignment pattern of the graft–host junction by AS-OCT can explain the postoperative astigmatism after PK where it correlates significantly with the magnitude of astigmatism.

  13. Anti-drift and auto-alignment mechanism for an astigmatic atomic force microscope system based on a digital versatile disk optical head.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hwu, E-T; Illers, H; Wang, W-M; Hwang, I-S; Jusko, L; Danzebrink, H-U

    2012-01-01

    In this work, an anti-drift and auto-alignment mechanism is applied to an astigmatic detection system (ADS)-based atomic force microscope (AFM) for drift compensation and cantilever alignment. The optical path of the ADS adopts a commercial digital versatile disc (DVD) optical head using the astigmatic focus error signal. The ADS-based astigmatic AFM is lightweight, compact size, low priced, and easy to use. Furthermore, the optical head is capable of measuring sub-atomic displacements of high-frequency AFM probes with a sub-micron laser spot (~570 nm, FWHM) and a high-working bandwidth (80 MHz). Nevertheless, conventional DVD optical heads suffer from signal drift problems. In a previous setup, signal drifts of even thousands of nanometers had been measured. With the anti-drift and auto-alignment mechanism, the signal drift is compensated by actuating a voice coil motor of the DVD optical head. A nearly zero signal drift was achieved. Additional benefits of this mechanism are automatic cantilever alignment and simplified design.

  14. Optically Mediated Hybridization Between Two Mechanical Modes

    CERN Document Server

    Shkarin, A B; Hoch, S W; Deutsch, C; Reichel, J; Harris, J G E

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we study a system consisting of two nearly degenerate mechanical modes that couple to a single mode of an optical cavity. We show that this coupling leads to nearly complete (99.5%) hybridization of the two mechanical modes into a bright mode that experiences strong optomechanical interactions and a dark mode that experiences almost no optomechanical interactions. We use this hybridization to transfer energy between the mechanical modes with 40% efficiency.

  15. Mode Matching for Optical Antennas.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Feichtner, Thorsten; Christiansen, Silke; Hecht, Bert

    2017-11-24

    The emission rate of a point dipole can be strongly increased in the presence of a well-designed optical antenna. Yet, optical antenna design is largely based on radio-frequency rules, ignoring, e.g., Ohmic losses and non-negligible field penetration in metals at optical frequencies. Here, we combine reciprocity and Poynting's theorem to derive a set of optical-frequency antenna design rules for benchmarking and optimizing the performance of optical antennas driven by single quantum emitters. Based on these findings a novel plasmonic cavity antenna design is presented exhibiting a considerably improved performance compared to a reference two-wire antenna. Our work will be useful for the design of high-performance optical antennas and nanoresonators for diverse applications ranging from quantum optics to antenna-enhanced single-emitter spectroscopy and sensing.

  16. Gaussian mode selection with intracavity diffractive optics

    CSIR Research Space (South Africa)

    Litvin, IA

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available in Optics Letters: Title:   Gaussian mode selection with intra–cavity diffractive optics Authors:   Andrew Forbes and Igor Litvin Accepted:   3 September 2009 Posted:   9 September 2009 Doc. ID:   113692 OSA Published by 1 Gaussian mode selection... with intra–cavity diffractive optics Igor A. Litvin1,2 and Andrew Forbes1,3 1CSIR National Laser Centre, PO Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa 2Laser Research Institute, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa 3School of Physics...

  17. Two mode optical fiber in space optics communication

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hampl, Martin

    2017-11-01

    In our contribution we propose to use of a two-mode optical fiber as a primary source in a transmitting optical head instead of the laser diode. The distribution of the optical intensity and the complex degree of the coherence on the output aperture of the lens that is irradiated by a step-index weakly guiding optical fiber is investigated. In our treatment we take into account weakly guided modes with polarization corrections to the propagation constant and unified theory of second order coherence and polarization of electromagnetic beams.

  18. Current Approaches for Management of Postpenetrating Keratoplasty Astigmatism

    OpenAIRE

    Sepehr Feizi; Mohammad Zare

    2011-01-01

    A successful corneal graft requires both clarity and an acceptable refraction. A clear corneal graft may be an optical failure if high astigmatism limits visual acuity. Intraoperative measures to reduce postkeratoplasty astigmatism include round and central trephination of cornea with an adequate size, appropriate sutures with evenly distributed tension, and perfect graft-host apposition. Suture manipulation has been described for minimising early postoperative astigmatism. If significant ast...

  19. Astigmatism in cataract surgery.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Luntz, M. H.; Livingston, D. G.

    1977-01-01

    We report on our investigation into astigmatism in 40 eyes following a corneal cataract incision closed with a continuous 10/0 nylon monofilament suture (Ethilon). Immediately after surgery there was astigmatism caused by the nylon suture (suture-induced astigmatism), its severity depending on the tightness of the suture. It ranged from 1 to 10-5 dioptres, the mean value 4-09 dioptres with a standard deviation of +/-2-5. Removing the nylon suture eliminated this astigmatism and within a few weeks the corneal astigmatism correction in 48% of eyes returned to the preoperative level. In 80% of eyes the difference between the final postoperative corneal astigmatism (4 months after removing the continuous suture) and the preoperative astigmatism was 0-75 dioptres or less and the maximum change was 1-5 dioptres. In 40% of eyes the axis of the cylinder changed from a horizontal to an oblique axis but did not change from a with- to against-the-rule axis. The degree of astigmatism remained constant while the suture was in place and in 50% of eyes was equal to or less than 3 dioptres. The mean of the spherical equivalents was 11-31 dioptres with a standard deviation of +/-1-25. A spectacle correction 14 days after operation prescribed either as the mean spherical equivalent (11-50 dioptres) or according to the patient's refraction will give satisfactory vision until the suture is removed 4 months after operation. The degree of astigmatism following a corneal section and continuous nylon suture compares very favourably with astigmatism following other suturing techniques for cataract. Images PMID:326304

  20. Optical polyimides for single-mode waveguides

    Science.gov (United States)

    Beuhler, Allyson J.; Wargowski, David A.; Kowalczyk, Tony C.; Singer, Kenneth D.

    1993-07-01

    The synthesis and optical characterization of fluorinated polyimide systems with potential use in passive waveguides and electro-optic devices is reported. The effect of fluorination on optical properties such as refractive index, birefringence, and near-infrared absorbance is reviewed in terms of optical performance requirements. Synthetic methods of tuning the refractive index in order to achieve appropriate core/cladding differentials is discussed. The relation between processing parameters and refractive index for several polyimide structures also is reported. We describe the microlithographic fabrication of a multilayer polyimide rib- type waveguide that is suitable for single mode guiding. The waveguide is fabricated using photosensitive polyimide systems via negative resist imaging. A comparison of wall profiles and resolution limits afforded by the wet-chemical patterning techniques is presented. Results on channel guide coupling, propagation, and loss are described, as well as progress in producing active guides.

  1. Current Approaches for Management of Postpenetrating Keratoplasty Astigmatism

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sepehr Feizi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A successful corneal graft requires both clarity and an acceptable refraction. A clear corneal graft may be an optical failure if high astigmatism limits visual acuity. Intraoperative measures to reduce postkeratoplasty astigmatism include round and central trephination of cornea with an adequate size, appropriate sutures with evenly distributed tension, and perfect graft-host apposition. Suture manipulation has been described for minimising early postoperative astigmatism. If significant astigmatism remains after suture removal, which cannot be corrected by optical means, then further surgical procedures containing relaxing incisions, compression sutures, laser refractive surgery, insertion of intrastromal corneal ring segments, wedge resection, and toric intraocular lens implantation can be performed. When astigmatism cannot be reduced using one or more abovementioned approaches, repeat penetrating keratoplasty should inevitably be considered. However, none of these techniques has emerged as an ideal one, and corneal surgeons may require combining two or more approaches to exploit the maximum advantages.

  2. Current Approaches for Management of Postpenetrating Keratoplasty Astigmatism

    Science.gov (United States)

    Feizi, Sepehr; Zare, Mohammad

    2011-01-01

    A successful corneal graft requires both clarity and an acceptable refraction. A clear corneal graft may be an optical failure if high astigmatism limits visual acuity. Intraoperative measures to reduce postkeratoplasty astigmatism include round and central trephination of cornea with an adequate size, appropriate sutures with evenly distributed tension, and perfect graft-host apposition. Suture manipulation has been described for minimising early postoperative astigmatism. If significant astigmatism remains after suture removal, which cannot be corrected by optical means, then further surgical procedures containing relaxing incisions, compression sutures, laser refractive surgery, insertion of intrastromal corneal ring segments, wedge resection, and toric intraocular lens implantation can be performed. When astigmatism cannot be reduced using one or more abovementioned approaches, repeat penetrating keratoplasty should inevitably be considered. However, none of these techniques has emerged as an ideal one, and corneal surgeons may require combining two or more approaches to exploit the maximum advantages. PMID:21811668

  3. Terahertz cross-phase modulation of an optical mode

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Lavrinenko, Andrei; Novitsky, Andrey; Zalkovskij, Maksim

    2013-01-01

    We discuss an optical scheme which facilitates modulation of an optical waveguide mode by metallic-nanoslit-enhanced THz radiation. The waveguide mode acquires an additional phase shift due to THz nonlinearity with fields reachable in experiments.......We discuss an optical scheme which facilitates modulation of an optical waveguide mode by metallic-nanoslit-enhanced THz radiation. The waveguide mode acquires an additional phase shift due to THz nonlinearity with fields reachable in experiments....

  4. Impact of astigmatism and high-order aberrations on subjective best focus.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Marcos, Susana; Velasco-Ocana, Miriam; Dorronsoro, Carlos; Sawides, Lucie; Hernandez, Martha; Marin, Gildas

    2015-08-01

    We studied the role of native astigmatism and ocular aberrations on best-focus setting and its shift upon induction of astigmatism in 42 subjects (emmetropes, myopes, hyperopes, with-the-rule [WTR] and against-the-rule [ATR] myopic astigmats). Stimuli were presented in a custom-developed adaptive optics simulator, allowing correction for native aberrations and astigmatism induction (+1 D; 6-mm pupil). Best-focus search consisted on randomized-step interleaved staircase method. Each subject searched best focus for four different images, and four different conditions (with/without aberration correction, with/without astigmatism induction). The presence of aberrations induced a significant shift in subjective best focus (0.4 D; p < 0.01), significantly correlated (p = 0.005) with the best-focus shift predicted from optical simulations. The induction of astigmatism produced a statistically significant shift of the best-focus setting in all groups under natural aberrations (p = 0.001), and in emmetropes and in WTR astigmats under corrected aberrations (p < 0.0001). Best-focus shift upon induced astigmatism was significantly different across groups, both for natural aberrations and AO-correction (p < 0.0001). Best focus shifted in opposite directions in WTR and ATR astigmats upon induction of astigmatism, symmetrically with respect to the best-focus shift in nonastigmatic myopes. The shifts are consistent with a bias towards vertical and horizontal retinal blur in WTR and ATR astigmats, respectively, indicating adaptation to native astigmatism.

  5. Ultrafast acousto-optic mode conversion in optically birefringent ferroelectrics

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lejman, Mariusz; Vaudel, Gwenaelle; Infante, Ingrid C.; Chaban, Ievgeniia; Pezeril, Thomas; Edely, Mathieu; Nataf, Guillaume F.; Guennou, Mael; Kreisel, Jens; Gusev, Vitalyi E.; Dkhil, Brahim; Ruello, Pascal

    2016-08-01

    The ability to generate efficient giga-terahertz coherent acoustic phonons with femtosecond laser makes acousto-optics a promising candidate for ultrafast light processing, which faces electronic device limits intrinsic to complementary metal oxide semiconductor technology. Modern acousto-optic devices, including optical mode conversion process between ordinary and extraordinary light waves (and vice versa), remain limited to the megahertz range. Here, using coherent acoustic waves generated at tens of gigahertz frequency by a femtosecond laser pulse, we reveal the mode conversion process and show its efficiency in ferroelectric materials such as BiFeO3 and LiNbO3. Further to the experimental evidence, we provide a complete theoretical support to this all-optical ultrafast mechanism mediated by acousto-optic interaction. By allowing the manipulation of light polarization with gigahertz coherent acoustic phonons, our results provide a novel route for the development of next-generation photonic-based devices and highlight new capabilities in using ferroelectrics in modern photonics.

  6. Beveled femtosecond laser astigmatic keratotomy for the treatment of high astigmatism post-penetrating keratoplasty.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cleary, Catherine; Tang, Maolong; Ahmed, Habeeb; Fox, Martin; Huang, David

    2013-01-01

    To use beveled femtosecond laser astigmatic keratotomy (FLAK) incisions to treat high astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty. Paired FLAK incisions at a bevel angle of 135 degrees, 65% to 75% depth, and arc lengths of 60 to 90 degrees were performed using a femtosecond laser. One case of perpendicular FLAK was presented for comparison. Vector analysis was used to calculate the changes in astigmatism. Fourier domain optical coherence tomography was used to examine incision morphology. Wound gaping requiring suturing was observed in the case of perpendicular FLAK. Six consecutive cases of beveled FLAK were analyzed. Fourier domain optical coherence tomography showed that beveled FLAK caused a mean forward shift of Bowman layer anterior to the incisions of 126 ± 38 μm, with no wound gaping. The mean magnitude of preoperative keratometric astigmatism was 9.8 ± 2.9 diopters (D), and postoperatively it was 4.5 ± 3.2 D (P astigmatism. Early postoperative changes stabilized within 1 month in most patients. Further studies are needed to assess long-term outcomes.

  7. Beveled Femtosecond Laser Astigmatic Keratotomy for the Treatment of High Astigmatism Post–Penetrating Keratoplasty

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cleary, Catherine; Tang, Maolong; Ahmed, Habeeb; Fox, Martin; Huang, David

    2013-01-01

    Purpose To use beveled femtosecond laser astigmatic keratotomy (FLAK) incisions to treat high astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty. Methods Paired FLAK incisions at a bevel angle of 135 degrees, 65% to 75% depth, and arc lengths of 60 to 90 degrees were performed using a femtosecond laser. One case of perpendicular FLAK was presented for comparison. Vector analysis was used to calculate the changes in astigmatism. Fourier domain optical coherence tomography was used to examine incision morphology. Results Wound gaping requiring suturing was observed in the case of perpendicular FLAK. Six consecutive cases of beveled FLAK were analyzed. Fourier domain optical coherence tomography showed that beveled FLAK caused a mean forward shift of Bowman layer anterior to the incisions of 126 ± 38 μm, with no wound gaping. The mean magnitude of preoperative keratometric astigmatism was 9.8 ± 2.9 diopters (D), and postoperatively it was 4.5 ± 3.2 D (P incisions at varied depth are effective in the management of postkeratoplasty astigmatism. Early postoperative changes stabilized within 1 month in most patients. Further studies are needed to assess long-term outcomes. PMID:22968362

  8. [Astigmatic keratotomy with the femtosecond laser: correction of high astigmatisms after keratoplasty].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kook, D; Bühren, J; Klaproth, O K; Bauch, A S; Derhartunian, V; Kohnen, T

    2011-02-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate a novel technique for the correction of postoperative astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty with the use of the femtosecond laser creating astigmatic keratotomies (femto-AK) in the scope of a retrospective case series. Clinical data of ten eyes of nine patients with high residual astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty undergoing paired femto-AK using a 60-kHz femtosecond laser (IntraLase™, AMO) were analyzed. A new software algorithm was used to create paired arcuate cuts deep into the donor corneal button with different cut angles. Target values were refraction, uncorrected visual acuity, best corrected visual acuity, topographic data (Orbscan®, Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, NY, USA), and corneal wavefront analysis using Visual Optics Lab (VOL)-Pro 7.14 Software (Sarver and Associates). Vector analysis was performed using the Holladay, Cravy and Koch formula. Statistical analysis was performed to detect significances between visits using Student's t test. All procedures were performed without any major complications. The mean follow-up was 13 months. The mean patient age was 48.7 years. The preoperative mean uncorrected visual acuity (logMAR) was 1.27, best corrected visual acuity 0.55, mean subjective cylinder -7.4 D, and mean topometric astigmatism 9.3 D. The postoperative mean uncorrected visual acuity (logMAR) was 1.12, best corrected visual acuity 0.47, mean subjective cylinder -4.1 D, and mean topometric astigmatism 6.5 D. Differences between corneal higher order aberrations showed a high standard deviation and were therefore not statistically significant. Astigmatic keratotomy using the femtosecond laser seems to be a safe and effective tool for the correction of higher corneal astigmatisms. Due to the biomechanical properties of the cornea and missing empirical data for the novel femto-AK technology, higher numbers of patients are necessary to develop optimal treatment nomograms.

  9. Single mode variable-sensitivity fiber optic sensors

    Science.gov (United States)

    Murphy, K. A.; Fogg, B. R.; Gunther, M. F.; Claus, R. O.

    1992-01-01

    We review spatially-weighted optical fiber sensors that filter specific vibration modes from one dimensional beams placed in clamped-free and clamped-clamped configurations. The sensitivity of the sensor is varied along the length of the fiber by tapering circular-core, dual-mode optical fibers. Selective vibration mode suppression on the order of 10 dB was obtained. We describe experimental results and propose future extensions to single mode sensor applications.

  10. Optimize Etching Based Single Mode Fiber Optic Temperature Sensor

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Ajay Kumar; Dr. Pramod Kumar

    2014-01-01

    ...) optic sensors in specified constant time and temperature. We propose a single mode optical fiber based temperature sensor, where the temperature sensing region is obtained by etching its cladding diameter over small length to a critical value...

  11. Interaction of solitary pulses in single mode optical fibres | Usman ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Interaction of solitary pulses in single mode optical fibres. A Usman, J Osman, DR Tilley. Abstract. We attempt to classify interaction of nonlinear optical pulses that propagate in form of solitary waves in single made optical fibres. Two solitary waves launched, by way of incidence, into an optical fibre from a single pulse if the ...

  12. Defocus and magnification dependent variation of TEM image astigmatism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yan, Rui; Li, Kunpeng; Jiang, Wen

    2018-01-10

    Daily alignment of the microscope is a prerequisite to reaching optimal lens conditions for high resolution imaging in cryo-EM. In this study, we have investigated how image astigmatism varies with the imaging conditions (e.g. defocus, magnification). We have found that the large change of defocus/magnification between visual correction of astigmatism and subsequent data collection tasks, or during data collection, will inevitably result in undesirable astigmatism in the final images. The dependence of astigmatism on the imaging conditions varies significantly from time to time, so that it cannot be reliably compensated by pre-calibration of the microscope. Based on these findings, we recommend that the same magnification and the median defocus of the intended defocus range for final data collection are used in the objective lens astigmatism correction task during microscope alignment and in the focus mode of the iterative low-dose imaging. It is also desirable to develop a fast, accurate method that can perform dynamic correction of the astigmatism for different intended defocuses during automated imaging. Our findings also suggest that the slope of astigmatism changes caused by varying defocuses can be used as a convenient measurement of objective lens rotation symmetry and potentially an acceptance test of new electron microscopes.

  13. Fiber cavities with integrated mode matching optics.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gulati, Gurpreet Kaur; Takahashi, Hiroki; Podoliak, Nina; Horak, Peter; Keller, Matthias

    2017-07-17

    In fiber based Fabry-Pérot Cavities (FFPCs), limited spatial mode matching between the cavity mode and input/output modes has been the main hindrance for many applications. We have demonstrated a versatile mode matching method for FFPCs. Our novel design employs an assembly of a graded-index and large core multimode fiber directly spliced to a single mode fiber. This all-fiber assembly transforms the propagating mode of the single mode fiber to match with the mode of a FFPC. As a result, we have measured a mode matching of 90% for a cavity length of ~400 μm. This is a significant improvement compared to conventional FFPCs coupled with just a single mode fiber, especially at long cavity lengths. Adjusting the parameters of the assembly, the fundamental cavity mode can be matched with the mode of almost any single mode fiber, making this approach highly versatile and integrable.

  14. Simulated astigmatism impairs academic-related performance in children.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Narayanasamy, Sumithira; Vincent, Stephen J; Sampson, Geoff P; Wood, Joanne M

    2015-01-01

    implications for the clinical management of non-amblyogenic levels of astigmatism in relation to academic performance in children. Correction of low to moderate levels of astigmatism may improve the functional performance of children in the classroom. © 2014 The Authors Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics © 2014 The College of Optometrists.

  15. An Astigmatic Detection System for Polymeric Cantilever-based Sensors

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Hwu, En-Te; Liao, Hsien-Shun; Bosco, Filippo

    2012-01-01

    We demonstrate the use of an astigmatic detection system (ADS) for resonance frequency identification of polymer microcantilever sensors. The ADS technology is based on a DVD optical head combined with an optical microscope (OM). The optical head has a signal bandwidth of 80 MHz, allowing thermal...

  16. Mode conversion in rectangular-core optical fibers.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bullington, Amber L; Pax, Paul H; Sridharan, Arun K; Heebner, John E; Messerly, Michael J; Dawson, Jay W

    2012-01-01

    Mode conversion from the fundamental to a higher-order mode in a rectangular-core optical fiber is accomplished by applying pressure with the edge of a flat plate. Modal analysis of the near and far field images of the fiber's transmitted beam determines the purity of the converted mode. Mode conversion reaching 75% of the targeted higher-order mode is achieved using this technique. Conversion from a higher-order mode back to the fundamental mode is also demonstrated with comparable efficiency. Propagation of a higher-order mode in a rectangular-core fiber allows for better thermal management and bend-loss immunity than conventional circular-core fibers, extending the power-handling capabilities of optical fibers. © 2012 Optical Society of America

  17. Optical-domain Compensation for Coupling between Optical Fiber Conjugate Vortex Modes

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Lyubopytov, Vladimir S.; Tatarczak, Anna; Lu, Xiaofeng

    2016-01-01

    We demonstrate for the first time optical-domain compensation for coupling between conjugate vortex modes in optical fibers. We introduce a novel method for reconstructing the complex propagation matrix of the optical fiber with straightforward implementation....

  18. Comparability and repeatability of different methods of corneal astigmatism assessment

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ferreira TB

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Tiago B Ferreira, Filomena J Ribeiro Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal Purpose: To assess the comparability and repeatability of keratometric and astigmatism values measured by four techniques: Orbscan IIz® (Bausch and Lomb, Lenstar LS 900® (Haag-Streit, Cassini® (i-Optics, and Total Cassini (anterior + posterior surface, in healthy volunteers.Patients and methods: Fifteen healthy volunteers (30 eyes were assessed by the four techniques. In each eye, three consecutive measures were performed by the same operator. Keratometric and astigmatism values were recorded. The intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC was used to assess comparability and repeatability. Agreement between measurement techniques was evaluated with Bland–Altman plots.Results: Comparability was high between all measurement techniques for minimum keratometry (K1, maximum keratometry (K2, astigmatism magnitude, and astigmatism axis, with ICC >0.900, except for astigmatism magnitude measured by Cassini compared to Lenstar (ICC =0.798 and Orbscan compared to Lenstar (ICC =0.810. However, there were some differences in the median values of K1 and K2 between measurement techniques, and the Bland–Altman plots showed a wide data spread for all variables, except for astigmatism magnitude measured by Cassini and Total Cassini. For J0 and J45, comparability was only high for J0 between Cassini and Orbscan. Repeatability was also high for all measurement techniques except for K2 (ICC =0.814 and J45 (ICC =0.621 measured by Cassini.Conclusion: All measurement techniques showed high comparability regarding K1, K2, and astigmatism axis. Although posterior corneal surface is known to influence these measurements, comparability was high between Cassini and Total Cassini regarding astigmatism magnitude and axis. However, the wide data spread suggests that none of these devices should be used interchangeably. Keywords: astigmatism, keratometry, topography

  19. Optical waveguide mode control by nanoslit-enhanced terahertz field

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Novitsky, Andrey; Zalkovskij, Maksim; Malureanu, Radu

    2012-01-01

    In this Letter we propose a scheme providing control over an optical waveguide mode by a terahertz (THz) wave. The scheme is based on an optimization of the overlap between the optical waveguide mode and the THz field, with the THz field strength enhanced by the presence of a metallic nanoslit...

  20. Mode conversion enables optical pulling force in photonic crystal waveguides

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Zhu, Tongtong; Novitsky, Andrey; Cao, Yongyin

    2017-01-01

    We propose a robust scheme to achieve optical pulling force using the guiding modes supported in a hollow core double-mode photonic crystal waveguide instead of the structured optical beams in free space investigated earlier. The waveguide under consideration supports both the 0th order mode...... to the conservation of linear momentum. We present the quantitative agreement between the results derived from the mode conversion analysis and those from rigorous simulation using the finite-difference in the time-domain numerical method. Importantly, the optical pulling scheme presented here is robust and broadband...

  1. Mode conversion efficiency to Laguerre-Gaussian OAM modes using spiral phase optics.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Longman, Andrew; Fedosejevs, Robert

    2017-07-24

    An analytical model for the conversion efficiency from a TEM00 mode to an arbitrary Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) mode with null radial index spiral phase optics is presented. We extend this model to include the effects of stepped spiral phase optics, spiral phase optics of non-integer topological charge, and the reduction in conversion efficiency due to broad laser bandwidth. We find that through optimization, an optimal beam waist ratio of the input and output modes exists and is dependent upon the output azimuthal mode number.

  2. Higher order mode optical fiber Raman amplifiers

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Rottwitt, Karsten; Friis, Søren Michael Mørk; Usuga Castaneda, Mario A.

    2016-01-01

    We review higher order mode Raman amplifiers and discuss recent theoretical as well as experimental results including system demonstrations.......We review higher order mode Raman amplifiers and discuss recent theoretical as well as experimental results including system demonstrations....

  3. Mode spectrum and temporal soliton formation in optical microresonators

    CERN Document Server

    Herr, T; Jost, J D; Mirgorodskiy, I; Lihachev, G; Gorodetsky, M L; Kippenberg, T J

    2013-01-01

    The formation of temporal dissipative solitons in optical microresonators enables compact, high repetition rate sources of ultra-short pulses as well as low noise, broadband optical frequency combs with smooth spectral envelopes. Here we study the influence of the resonator mode spectrum on temporal soliton formation. Using frequency comb assisted diode laser spectroscopy, the measured mode structure of crystalline MgF2 resonators are correlated with temporal soliton formation. While an overal general anomalous dispersion is required, it is found that higher order dispersion can be tolerated as long as it does not dominate the resonator's mode structure. Mode coupling induced avoided crossings in the resonator mode spectrum are found to prevent soliton formation, when affecting resonator modes close to the pump laser. The experimental observations are in excellent agreement with numerical simulations based on the nonlinear coupled mode equations, which reveal the rich interplay of mode crossings and soliton f...

  4. Optical modes in a rectangular resonator with properties of both Gaussian and Fourier modes

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Gronenborn, S.; Schwarz, T.; Pekarski, P.; Miller, M.; Moench, H.; Loosen, Peter

    2013-01-01

    We present the optical modes of a resonator with a large Fresnel number in one direction and a small Fresnel number in the other direction. The modes show properties of both the well-known Gaussian modesand the modes of the Fourier type which have been observed in laserswith a large Fresnel number.

  5. Time-division-multiplexed few-mode passive optical network.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Xia, Cen; Chand, Naresh; Velázquez-Benítez, A M; Yang, Zhiqun; Liu, Xiang; Antonio-Lopez, Jose Enrique; Wen, He; Zhu, Benyuan; Zhao, Ningbo; Effenberger, Frank; Amezcua-Correa, Rodrigo; Li, Guifang

    2015-01-26

    We demonstrate the first few-mode-fiber based passive optical network, effectively utilizing mode multiplexing to eliminate combining loss for upstream traffic. Error-free performance has been achieved for 20-km low-crosstalk 3-mode transmission in a commercial GPON system carrying live Ethernet traffic. The alternative approach of low modal group delay is also analyzed with simulation results over 10 modes.

  6. Mode conversion enables optical pulling force in photonic crystal waveguides

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhu, Tongtong; Novitsky, Andrey; Cao, Yongyin; Mahdy, M. R. C.; Wang, Lin; Sun, Fangkui; Jiang, Zehui; Ding, Weiqiang

    2017-08-01

    We propose a robust scheme to achieve optical pulling force using the guiding modes supported in a hollow core double-mode photonic crystal waveguide instead of the structured optical beams in free space investigated earlier. The waveguide under consideration supports both the 0th order mode with a larger forward momentum and the 1st order mode with a smaller forward momentum. When the 1st order mode is launched, the scattering by the object inside the waveguide results in the conversion from the 1st order mode to the 0th order mode, thus creating the optical pulling force according to the conservation of linear momentum. We present the quantitative agreement between the results derived from the mode conversion analysis and those from rigorous simulation using the finite-difference in the time-domain numerical method. Importantly, the optical pulling scheme presented here is robust and broadband with naturally occurred lateral equilibriums and has a long manipulation range. Flexibilities of the current configuration make it valuable for the optical force tailoring and optical manipulation operation, especially in microfluidic channel systems.

  7. Evaluation of bipartite entanglement between two optical multi-mode systems using mode translation symmetry

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wu, Jun-Yi; Hofmann, Holger F.

    2017-10-01

    Optical multi-mode systems provide large scale Hilbert spaces that can be accessed and controlled using single photon sources, linear optics and photon detection. Here, we consider the bipartite entanglement generated by coherently distributing M photons in M modes to two separate locations, where linear optics and photon detection is used to verify the non-classical correlations between the two M-mode systems. We show that the entangled state is symmetric under mode shift operations performed in the two systems and use this symmetry to derive correlations between photon number distributions detected after a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) of the modes. The experimentally observable correlations can be explained by a simple and intuitive rule that relates the sum of the output mode indices to the eigenvalue of the input state under the mode shift operation. Since the photon number operators after the DFT do not commute with the initial photon number operators, entanglement is necessary to achieve strong correlations in both the initial mode photon numbers and the photon numbers observed after the DFT. We can therefore derive entanglement witnesses based on the experimentally observable correlations in both photon number distributions, providing a practical criterion for the evaluation of large scale entanglement in optical multi-mode systems. Our method thus demonstrates how non-classical signatures in large scale optical quantum circuits can be accessed experimentally by choosing an appropriate combination of modes in which to detect the photon number distributions that characterize the quantum coherences of the state.

  8. Separating and combining single-mode and multimode optical beams

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ruggiero, Anthony J; Masquelier, Donald A; Cooke, Jeffery B; Kallman, Jeffery S

    2013-11-12

    Techniques for combining initially separate single mode and multimode optical beams into a single "Dual Mode" fiber optic have been developed. Bi-directional propagation of two beams that are differentiated only by their mode profiles (i.e., wavefront conditions) is provided. The beams can be different wavelengths and or contain different modulation information but still share a common aperture. This method allows the use of conventional micro optics and hybrid photonic packaging techniques to produce small rugged packages suitable for use in industrial or military environments.

  9. Mode-matching for Optical Antennas

    CERN Document Server

    Feichtner, Thorsten; Hecht, Bert

    2016-01-01

    The emission rate of a point dipole can be strongly increased in presence of a well-designed optical antenna. Yet, optical antenna design is largely based on radio-frequency rules, ignoring e.g.~ohmic losses and non-negligible field penetration in metals at optical frequencies. Here we combine reciprocity and Poynting's theorem to derive a set of optical-frequency antenna design rules for benchmarking and optimizing the performance of optical antennas driven by single quantum emitters. Based on these findings a novel plasmonic cavity antenna design is presented exhibiting a considerably improved performance compared to a reference two-wire antenna. Our work will be useful for the design of high-performance optical antennas and nanoresonators for diverse applications ranging from quantum optics to antenna-enhanced single-emitter spectroscopy and sensing.

  10. All-fiber mode selective couplers for mode-division-multiplexed optical transmission

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chang, Sun Hyok; Kim, Kwangjoon; Lee, Joon Ki

    2017-01-01

    All-fiber mode selective coupler (MSC) is comprised of a few mode fiber (FMF) and a single mode fiber (SMF), coupling the LP01 mode of the SMF to a specific higher-order mode (HOM) of the FMF. In order to achieve high coupling ratio and low insertion loss, phase-matching condition between the LP01 mode of SMF arm and the HOM of FMF arm should be satisfied. A polished-type MSC is made by getting their cores into intimate contact. Prism coupling with a polished coupler block can measure the effective refractive index of the mode accurately. We propose and demonstrate three kinds of allfiber mode multiplexer that is composed of consecutive MSCs. 4-mode multiplexer can multiplex 4 modes of LP01, LP11, LP21, and LP02 by cascading LP11, LP21, and LP02 MSCs. It is used for MDM transmission of three modes with 120 Gb/s DP-QPSK signals. In order to enhance the signal transmission performance by receiving degenerate LP modes simultaneously, a mode multiplexer to utilize two-fold degenerate LP11 modes is proposed. It is composed of two consecutive LP11 MSCs that allows the multiplexing of LP01 mode and two orthogonal LP11 modes. We demonstrates WDM transmission of 30 wavelength channels with 33.3 GHz spacing, each carrying 3 modes, over 560 km of FMF. 6- mode multiplexer can multiplex 6 modes of LP01, LP11a, LP11b, LP21a, LP21b, LP02 modes. We demonstrated WDM-MDM transmission with the all-fiber 6-mode multiplexer. In this paper, the manufacturing method and the recent advancements of the all-fiber mode multiplexer based on the MSCs are reviewed. Long-distance mode division multiplexing (MDM) optical signal transmissions with the all-fiber mode multiplexer are experimentally demonstrated.

  11. Comparability and repeatability of different methods of corneal astigmatism assessment.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ferreira, Tiago B; Ribeiro, Filomena J

    2018-01-01

    To assess the comparability and repeatability of keratometric and astigmatism values measured by four techniques: Orbscan IIz ® (Bausch and Lomb), Lenstar LS 900 ® (Haag-Streit), Cassini ® (i-Optics), and Total Cassini (anterior + posterior surface), in healthy volunteers. Fifteen healthy volunteers (30 eyes) were assessed by the four techniques. In each eye, three consecutive measures were performed by the same operator. Keratometric and astigmatism values were recorded. The intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) was used to assess comparability and repeatability. Agreement between measurement techniques was evaluated with Bland-Altman plots. Comparability was high between all measurement techniques for minimum keratometry (K1), maximum keratometry (K2), astigmatism magnitude, and astigmatism axis, with ICC >0.900, except for astigmatism magnitude measured by Cassini compared to Lenstar (ICC =0.798) and Orbscan compared to Lenstar (ICC =0.810). However, there were some differences in the median values of K1 and K2 between measurement techniques, and the Bland-Altman plots showed a wide data spread for all variables, except for astigmatism magnitude measured by Cassini and Total Cassini. For J0 and J45, comparability was only high for J0 between Cassini and Orbscan. Repeatability was also high for all measurement techniques except for K2 (ICC =0.814) and J45 (ICC =0.621) measured by Cassini. All measurement techniques showed high comparability regarding K1, K2, and astigmatism axis. Although posterior corneal surface is known to influence these measurements, comparability was high between Cassini and Total Cassini regarding astigmatism magnitude and axis. However, the wide data spread suggests that none of these devices should be used interchangeably.

  12. Mode-Locked Semiconductor Lasers for Optical Communication Systems

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Yvind, Kresten; Larsson, David; Oxenløwe, Leif Katsuo

    2005-01-01

    We present investigations on 10 and 40 GHz monolithic mode-locked lasers for applications in optical communications systems. New all-active lasers with one to three quantum wells have been designed, fabricated and characterized.......We present investigations on 10 and 40 GHz monolithic mode-locked lasers for applications in optical communications systems. New all-active lasers with one to three quantum wells have been designed, fabricated and characterized....

  13. Engineering modes in optical fibers with metamaterial

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Yan, Min; Mortensen, Asger; Qiu, Min

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we report a preliminary theoretical study on optical fibers with fine material inclusions whose geometrical inhomogeneity is almost indistinguishable by the operating wavelength.We refer to such fibers as metamaterial optical fibers, which can conceptually be considered as an exten...

  14. Optical Mode Control by Geometric Phase in Quasicrystal Metasurface.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yulevich, Igor; Maguid, Elhanan; Shitrit, Nir; Veksler, Dekel; Kleiner, Vladimir; Hasman, Erez

    2015-11-13

    We report on the observation of optical spin-controlled modes from a quasicrystalline metasurface as a result of an aperiodic geometric phase induced by anisotropic subwavelength structure. When geometric phase defects are introduced in the aperiodic structured surface, the modes exhibit polarization helicity dependence resulting in the optical spin-Hall effect. The radiative thermal dispersion bands from a quasicrystal structure are studied where the observed bands arise from the optical spin-orbit interaction induced by the aperiodic space-variant orientations of anisotropic antennas. The optical spin-flip behavior of the revealed modes that arise from the geometric phase pickup is experimentally observed within the visible spectrum by measuring the spin-projected diffraction patterns. The introduced ability to manipulate the light-matter interaction of quasicrystals in a spin-dependent manner provides the route for molding light via spin-optical aperiodic artificial planar surfaces.

  15. Optical Mode Control by Geometric Phase in Quasicrystal Metasurface

    CERN Document Server

    Yulevich, Igor; Shitrit, Nir; Veksler, Dekel; Kleiner, Vladimir; Hasman, Erez

    2015-01-01

    We report on the observation of optical spin-controlled modes from a quasicrystalline metasurface as a result of an aperiodic geometric phase induced by anisotropic subwavelength structure. When geometric phase defects are introduced in the aperiodic structured surface, the modes exhibit polarization helicity dependence resulting in the optical spin-Hall effect. The radiative thermal dispersion bands from a quasicrystal structure were studied where the observed bands arise from the optical spin-orbit interaction induced by the aperiodic space-variant orientations of anisotropic antennas. The optical spin-flip behavior of the revealed modes that arise from the geometric phase pickup was experimentally observed within the visible spectrum by measuring the spin-projected diffraction patterns. The introduced ability to manipulate the light-matter interaction of quasicrystals in a spin-dependent manner provides the route for molding light via spin-optical aperiodic artificial planar surfaces.

  16. Optical vortex propagation in few-mode rectangular polymer waveguides

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Lyubopytov, Vladimir S.; Chipouline, Arkadi; Zywietz, Urs

    2017-01-01

    We demonstrate that rectangular few-mode dielectric waveguides, fabricated with standard lithographic technique, can support on-chip propagation of optical vortices. We show that specific superpositions of waveguide eigenmodes form quasi-degenerate modes carrying light with high purity states...

  17. Corneal astigmatism following cataract extraction.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wishart, M S; Wishart, P K; Gregor, Z J

    1986-01-01

    The changes in corneal curvature in the first six months after cataract extraction were studied by performing sequential keratometry on a group of 57 patients. 8/0 Virgin silk interrupted sutures were used for the closure of corneoscleral incisions, and 10/0 monofilament tied in double running (bootlace) or single running (continuous) fashion was used for corneal wound closure. A high degree of with-the-rule astigmatism was evident in all patients two weeks postoperatively, but thereafter the character of the astigmatism produced by 8/0 virgin silk and 10/0 monofilament closure was quite different: in the 8/0 virgin silk group there was an early and pronounced shift in the axis of astigmatism to against-the-rule, whereas in the 10/0 monofilament group there was little further change in the astigmatism unless the sutures were removed. Wound compression and wound gape as factors responsible for these changes are discussed. PMID:3539177

  18. Myopic astigmatism and presbyopia trial.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Savage, Howard; Rothstein, Micah; Davuluri, Geeta; El Ghormli, Laure; Zaetta, Deneen M

    2003-05-01

    No prospective double-masked study has evaluated whether low astigmatism benefits or harms patients with presbyopia, whose intermediate and near vision might theoretically benefit from enhanced depth of focus provided by astigmatism. The purpose of the first Myopic Astigmatism and Presbyopia (MAP I) study was to determine whether low myopic astigmatism enhances or harms the visual acuity, stereopsis, or quality of life in patients with presbyopia. Prospective, randomized, double-masked, crossover design clinical trial. Fifteen patients with presbyopia aged 45 to 68 years were recruited from an academic center population. These patients were given a baseline eye examination, including manifest refraction, Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) logarithm of minimal angle of resolution (logMAR) visual acuity at distance, intermediate, and near, accommodative amplitudes, and stereo vision. Each patient was then cycled in random order through three masked pairs of soft contact lenses. The power of each contact lens pair was calculated by the subtraction method to maintain a spherical equivalent of -0.5 diopters, while providing either no astigmatism (spherical arm, SPH), 1 diopter of with-the-rule (WTR) astigmatism, or 1 diopter of against-the-rule (ATR) astigmatism. Actual refractive errors produced were measured by masked examiner. Outcomes measured at the end of 1 week of usage of each contact lens arm were binocular (ETDRS) logMAR visual acuity at three distances (far [4 m], intermediate [1 m], and near [33cm]); near stereoacuity, using the quantitative Titmus Stereotest; and quality of life, measured using the Refractive Status and Vision Profile (RSVP), a standardized questionnaire. Visual acuity results across the three arms were similar. However, 1-m logMAR visual acuity was better for the spherical arm than either astigmatic arm (-0.06 SPH, +0.01 WTR, +0.02 ATR). Near (33 cm) and distance (4 m) acuities were similar across arms. Stereoacuity was

  19. Comparison of Whole Eye vs. First-Surface Astigmatism in Down Syndrome

    Science.gov (United States)

    Knowlton, Rachel; Marsack, Jason D.; Leach, Norman E.; Herring, Ralph J.; Anderson, Heather A.

    2016-01-01

    Purpose Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have structural differences in the cornea and lens, as compared to the general population. This study investigates objectively measured refractive and corneal astigmatism, as well as calculated internal astigmatism in subjects with and without DS. Methods Refractive (Grand Seiko autorefraction) and anterior corneal astigmatism (difference between steep and flat keratometry obtained with Zeiss Atlas corneal topography) were measured in 128 subjects with DS (mean age = 24.8±8.7 yrs) and 137 controls without DS (mean age = 24.9±9.9 yrs), with 1 eye randomly selected for analysis per subject. Refractive astigmatism and corneal astigmatism were converted to vector notation (J0, J45) to calculate internal astigmatism (Refractive – Corneal) and then converted back to minus cylinder form. Results Mean refractive astigmatism was significantly greater in subjects with DS than controls (−1.94±1.30DC vs −0.66±0.60DC, t=−10.16, p<0.001), as was mean corneal astigmatism (1.70±1.04DC vs 1.02±0.63DC, t=6.38, p<0.001) and mean internal astigmatism (−1.07±0.68DC vs −0.77±0.41DC, t=−4.21, p<0.001). A positive linear correlation between corneal and refractive astigmatism was observed for both study populations for both the J0 and J45 vectors (p<0.001 for all comparisons, R2 range = 0.31 to 0.74). The distributions of astigmatism orientation differed significantly between the two study populations when compared across all three types of astigmatism (Chi-Square, p<0.001). Conclusions This study demonstrates that corneal astigmatism is predictive of overall refractive astigmatism in individuals with DS, as it is in the general population. The greater magnitudes of astigmatism and wider variation of astigmatism orientation in individuals with DS for refractive, corneal, and calculated internal astigmatism is likely attributable to previously reported differences in the structure of the cornea and internal optical components

  20. A comparison of approximate and exact modes in few-mode micro-optical fibers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Flores-Bravo, J. A.; Martínez-Piñón, F.; Pérez-Sánchez, G. G.

    2017-08-01

    An analysis of different cases of few-mode micro-optical fibers from 10 to 1 microns in diameter is performed based on solving the eigenvalue equation using both the weak guidance approximation (scalar LP modes) when the refractive index difference is small, and the exact full eigenvalue equation (vector TE, TM, HE and EH modes), when the refractive index difference is large, for example having air or a gas as the surrounding medium. One of the objectives of this analysis is to show at what point the propagation constant and optical field intensity of the fundamental modes LP01 and HE11 differ significantly depending of the refractive index difference, the other objective is to find out the evolution of the other modes along the final tapered section in a few mode fiber taper. The graphical behavior of the solutions of the eigenvalue equation is presented and the optical intensity distributions are calculated for different sizes, as for example in adiabatic tapers to evaluate the extent of the evanescent field. In general, the propagation constant and effective refractive index depends on the size of the core waveguide diameter, the refractive index difference and the wavelength. This analysis is useful to calculate the extension of the evanescent field in liquids or gases for optical fiber sensors that can be used to model, for example, fluorescent optical fiber sensors for biological or industrial applications. Additionally, the propagation characteristics of the few-mode micro optical fiber could be controlled or tuned by changing the refractive index of the surrounding media by changing, for example, its temperature.

  1. Optical diagnosis of cervical cancer by intrinsic mode functions

    Science.gov (United States)

    Mukhopadhyay, Sabyasachi; Pratiher, Sawon; Pratiher, Souvik; Pradhan, Asima; Ghosh, Nirmalya; Panigrahi, Prasanta K.

    2017-03-01

    In this paper, we make use of the empirical mode decomposition (EMD) to discriminate the cervical cancer tissues from normal ones based on elastic scattering spectroscopy. The phase space has been reconstructed through decomposing the optical signal into a finite set of bandlimited signals known as intrinsic mode functions (IMFs). It has been shown that the area measure of the analytic IMFs provides a good discrimination performance. Simulation results validate the efficacy of the IMFs followed by SVM based classification.

  2. Robust sliding-mode control of a MEMS optical switch

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Ebrahimi, Behrouz; Bahrami, Mohsen [Mechanical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, 434 Hafez Ave., Tehran 15, Iran Aerospace Research Institute, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2006-04-01

    Over the last few years interests have emerged for application of MEMS in telecommunications. The use of MEMS for optical switching has turned to be the most attractive since this application could revolutionize fiber optic telecommunications. In this paper a robust control strategy based on sliding-mode control theory is developed for a MEMS optical switch, considering electrical, mechanical, and optical models. Sliding-mode control enables compact realization of a robust controller tolerant of device characteristics variation, non-linearties, and types of inherent instabilities. Robustness of proposed control scheme against disturbances is proved by Lyapunov second method and demonstrated through simulations. In addition, the presented control scheme is simple to implement in practical application.

  3. Nonlinear optics and crystalline whispering gallery mode resonators

    Science.gov (United States)

    Matsko, Andrey B.; Savchenkov, Anatoliy A.; Ilchenko, Vladimir S.; Maleki, Lute

    2004-01-01

    We report on our recent results concerning fabrication of high-Q whispering gallery mode (WGM) crystalline resonators, and discuss some possible applications of lithium niobate WGM resonators in nonlinear optics and photonics. In particular, we demonstrate experimentally a tunable third-order optical filter fabricated from the three metalized resonators; and report observation of parametric frequency dobuling in a WGM resonator made of periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN).

  4. Management of postkeratoplasty astigmatism by paired arcuate incisions with compression sutures.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fares, Usama; Mokashi, Aashish A; Al-Aqaba, Mouhamed Ali; Otri, Ahmad Muneer; Miri, Ammar; Dua, Harminder Singh

    2013-04-01

    To analyse the efficacy of paired arcuate incisions and compression sutures technique in the management of post penetrating keratoplasty (PK) astigmatism. A paired arcuate incision with compression sutures procedure was used to treat 26 eyes with post-PK astigmatism ranging from 6.00 to 16.50 dioptres (D). The incisions were placed at the 7.0 mm optical zone inside the graft-host junction at a depth of 80% of corneal thickness. A 45° paired arc length was planned for eyes with preoperative astigmatism between 6D and 9D, and a 60° paired arc length was planned for eyes with preoperative astigmatism of >9D. At 3 months, corneal topography and refraction was performed and suture(s) removed if indicated. Net and vector astigmatism changes were calculated to determine the efficacy of the procedure. The indications for PK included keratoconus, Fuch's endothelial dystrophy, pseudophakic bullous keratopathy and corneal scar. There was a statistically significant reduction in the mean magnitude of astigmatism from 9.66 ± 2.90D preoperatively to 4.37 ± 2.53D postoperatively in the whole group. The mean decrease in the astigmatism was 4.37 ± 2.05D (58.4%) and 6.23 ± 3.63D (52.6%) in patients with 6-9D and >9D, respectively. Vector power calculations also showed a significant astigmatism reduction in all groups. The safety and efficacy indices were 1.40 and 0.28, respectively. Manual astigmatic keratotomy is a viable technique with relatively good safety and efficacy outcomes. Based on the results we propose that increasing the arc length to a minimum of 60° for astigmatism of 6-9D, and to 75° for astigmatism >9D, is likely to have a greater beneficial effect.

  5. Analog nonlinear MIMO receiver for optical mode division multiplexing transmission.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Spalvieri, Arnaldo; Boffi, Pierpaolo; Pecorino, Simone; Barletta, Luca; Magarini, Maurizio; Gatto, Alberto; Martelli, Paolo; Martinelli, Mario

    2013-10-21

    The complexity and the power consumption of digital signal processing are crucial issues in optical transmission systems based on mode division multiplexing and coherent multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) processing at the receiver. In this paper the inherent characteristic of spatial separation between fiber modes is exploited, getting a MIMO system where joint demultiplexing and detection is based on spatially separated photodetectors. After photodetection, one has a MIMO system with nonlinear crosstalk between modes. The paper shows that the nonlinear crosstalk can be dealt with by a low-complexity and non-adaptive detection scheme, at least in the cases presented in the paper.

  6. Holograms for laser diode: Single mode optical fiber coupling

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fuhr, P. L.

    1982-01-01

    The low coupling efficiency of semiconductor laser emissions into a single mode optical fibers place a severe restriction on their use. Associated with these conventional optical coupling techniques are stringent alignment sensitivities. Using holographic elements, the coupling efficiency may be increased and the alignment sensitivity greatly reduced. Both conventional and computer methods used in the generation of the holographic couplers are described and diagrammed. The reconstruction geometries used are shown to be somewhat restrictive but substantially less rigid than their conventional optical counterparts. Single and double hologram techniques are examined concerning their respective ease of fabrication and relative merits.

  7. Computer simulation of arcuate keratotomy for astigmatism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hanna, K D; Jouve, F E; Waring, G O; Ciarlet, P G

    1992-01-01

    The development of refractive corneal surgery involves numerous attempts to isolate the effect of individual factors on surgical outcome. Computer simulation of refractive keratotomy allows the surgeon to alter variables of the technique and to isolate the effect of specific factors independent of other factors, something that cannot easily be done in any of the currently available experimental models. We used the finite element numerical method to construct a mathematical model of the eye. The model analyzed stress-strain relationships in the normal corneoscleral shell and after astigmatic surgery. The model made the following assumptions: an axisymmetric eye, an idealized aspheric anterior corneal surface, transversal isotropy of the cornea, nonlinear strain tensor for large displacements, and near incompressibility of the corneoscleral shell. The eye was assumed to be fixed at the level of the optic nerve. The model described the acute elastic response of the eye to corneal surgery. We analyzed the effect of paired transverse arcuate corneal incisions for the correction of astigmatism. We evaluated the following incision variables and their effect on change in curvature of the incised and unincised meridians: length (longer, more steepening of unincised meridian), distance from the center of the cornea (farther, less flattening of incised meridian), depth (deeper, more effect), and the initial amount of astigmatism (small effect). Our finite element computer model gives reasonably accurate information about the relative effects of different surgical variables, and demonstrates the feasibility of using nonlinear, anisotropic assumptions in the construction of such a computer model. Comparison of these computer-generated results to clinically achieved results may help refine the computer model.

  8. CAUSES OF HIGH ASTIGMATISM AFTER PENETRATING KERATOPLASTY

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    HOPPENREIJS, VPT; VANRIJ, G; BEEKHUIS, WH; RIJNEVELD, WJ; RINKELVANDRIEL, E

    1993-01-01

    We retrospectively evaluated the factors which might have caused excessive corneal astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) in 29 eyes, in which surgical correction of astigmatism was indicated. In 18 eyes high astigmatism (5 diopters or more) existed before suture removal probably due to

  9. Optical cavity cooling of mechanical modes of a semiconductor nanomembrane

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Usami, Koji; Naesby, A.; Bagci, Tolga

    2012-01-01

    Mechanical oscillators can be optically cooled using a technique known as optical-cavity back-action. Cooling of composite metal–semiconductor mirrors, dielectric mirrors and dielectric membranes has been demonstrated. Here we report cavity cooling of mechanical modes in a high...... an alternative cooling mechanism that is a result of electronic stress via the deformation potential, and outline future directions for cavity optomechanics with optically active semiconductors.......-quality-factor and optically active semiconductor nanomembrane. The cooling is a result of electron–hole generation by cavity photons. Consequently, the cooling factor depends on the optical wavelength, varies drastically in the vicinity of the semiconductor bandgap, and follows the excitonic absorption behaviour...

  10. Characteristics of SBS dynamics in single-mode optical fibres

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Gordeev, A A; Efimkov, V F; Zubarev, I G; Mikhailov, S I; Sobolev, V B [P N Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2016-03-31

    The characteristics of the gain of Stokes pulses in single-mode optical fibres by stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) of monochromatic and nonmonochromatic pump signals have been investigated by numerical simulation using a spectral approach. Conditions under which 'slow light' (caused by a group delay) can be implemented are found (it is reasonable to apply this term to a process in which a pulse is delayed with conservation of its shape). The plane-wave interaction model is shown to describe adequately the dynamics of this process in single-mode fibres. A number of gain modes are investigated for Stokes pulses with different time structures upon monochromatic and nonmonochromatic excitation. A new data transfer technique is proposed, which is based on the conversion of stepwise phase modulation of the input Stokes signal into amplitude modulation of the output signal. (nonlinear optical phenomena)

  11. External cavity mode structure of a two-mode VCSEL subject to optical feedback

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Green, K.; Krauskopf, B.; Lenstra, D.

    2007-01-01

    We consider a multi-transverse-mode vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) subject to optical feedback. The system is modeled by a partial differential equation for the spatial carrier population, which is coupled to delay differential equations for the electric fields of the participating

  12. Linear optical quantum computing in a single spatial mode.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Humphreys, Peter C; Metcalf, Benjamin J; Spring, Justin B; Moore, Merritt; Jin, Xian-Min; Barbieri, Marco; Kolthammer, W Steven; Walmsley, Ian A

    2013-10-11

    We present a scheme for linear optical quantum computing using time-bin-encoded qubits in a single spatial mode. We show methods for single-qubit operations and heralded controlled-phase (cphase) gates, providing a sufficient set of operations for universal quantum computing with the Knill-Laflamme-Milburn [Nature (London) 409, 46 (2001)] scheme. Our protocol is suited to currently available photonic devices and ideally allows arbitrary numbers of qubits to be encoded in the same spatial mode, demonstrating the potential for time-frequency modes to dramatically increase the quantum information capacity of fixed spatial resources. As a test of our scheme, we demonstrate the first entirely single spatial mode implementation of a two-qubit quantum gate and show its operation with an average fidelity of 0.84±0.07.

  13. Optically controllable dual-mode switching in single-mode Fabry-Pérot laser diode subject to one side-mode feedback and external single mode injection

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wu, Jian-Wei; Won, Yong Hyub

    2017-06-01

    In this paper, broadly tunable dual-mode lasing system is presented and demonstrated based on single-mode Fabry-Pérot laser diode subject to the feedback of one side mode amplified by an erbium-doped fiber amplifier in the external feedback cavity. The spacing between two resonance modes in output lasing spectrum is broadly tuned by introducing differently amplified side mode into the single-mode laser via the external cavity consisted of amplifier, filter, and polarization controller so that two difference frequencies of 1 THz and 0.6 THz are given to display the tunable behavior of dual-mode emission in this work. Therefore, under an external injection mode into the laser condition, the power dependent injection locking and optical bistability of generated dual-mode emission are discussed in detail. At different wavelength detunings, the emitted two resonance modes including the dominant and feedback modes are switched to on- or off-state by selecting proper high-low power level of the external injection mode. As a consequence, the maximum value of achieved dual-mode on-off ratio is as high as up to 45 dB.

  14. Space division multiplexing optical communication using few-mode fibers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Weng, Yi; He, Xuan; Pan, Zhongqi

    2017-07-01

    To realize ultra-high capacity long-haul transmission, space-division multiplexing (SDM) has emerged as a promising solution, in which each data channel is modulated into an individual spatial/polarization modes in few-mode fibers (FMF) to increase the overall number of parallel channels. In this paper, we review the latest advances in SDM technology on the FMF, component, digital signal processing (DSP), as well as transmission demonstrations. First, we introduce the FMF characteristics, fabrication and manufacturing issues including modal dispersion, mode coupling, and nonlinearities. We next discuss in detail several key SDM components such as spatial multiplexers/demultiplexers (MUX/DeMUX), optical amplifiers, mode converters and SDM reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM). Accordingly, we explore the DSP algorithms for SDM systems, covering least mean squares (LMS), recursive least squares (RLS), hardware complexity analysis, and mode dependent effects. Besides, a number of recent experimental validations are evaluated enabling higher transmission capacity for short, medium and long distances.

  15. [Postoperative astigmatism secondary to cataract surgery].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cornelia, Jelic

    2003-01-01

    The purpose was to study the cases operated by the extracapsular extraction with the posterior chamber implant from the viewpoint of postoperative astigmatism. We studied the cases with no postoperative complications along three years (1999-2001). In all cases we noted the placement, length and type of the incision, the suture (by 3 or 5 radiar suture) and the tension of the eye-ball in the time of suture. We determined the refraction at 2-3 and 6 weeks postoperatory and note the astigmatism (by the rule or against the rule) and its value in D. The postoperative astigmatism was found in 246 cases. Depending on the placement, length and type of the incision the postoperative astigmatism was found in 86.18% cases with the rule and in 13.82% cases against the rule, 54.72% postoperative astigmatism with the rule by 1.5-3 D. If we sutured with three radiar suture the astigmatism was with the rule in 86.88% cases, 52.82% astigmatism by 1.5-3D. If we sutured with 5 radiar suture the astigmatism was with the rule in 85.95% cases, 55.35% astigmatism by 1.5-3D. Normotension determined astigmatism by the rule in 90.16% cases and 60.10% by 1.5-3D. The suture with Vicryl 8.00 determined astigmatism by the rule in 86.18% cases and 54.72% was between 1.5-3D. Postoperative astigmatism depends by many factors more or less predictable. Astigmatism by the rule was found in majority of the cases and it was between 1.5-3D and it was controlled by glasses. Postoperative astigmatism tends to become history in new period of modern cataract surgery methods.

  16. Study on the joint training mode of optical engineering master

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wang, Jicheng; Hu, Zheng-Da; Sang, Tian; Gao, Shumei; Chen, Guoqing

    2017-08-01

    We study on the joint training mode of optical engineering (OE) master in the ways of teaching, scientific research and practice cooperation. Our goal is to enhance the abilities and research level of OE graduate students by establishing the joint training cooperation with the domestic or foreign high level universities, the top research institutes and the famous enterprises, and to let more and more graduate students enter the high level universities and companies. In addition, we want to create the training quality evaluation index and evaluation system of the OE master students to evaluate this joint training mode.

  17. Correlation between polarization modes in VCSEL with optical feedback

    Science.gov (United States)

    Uy, Chi-Hak; Rontani, Damien; Breuer, Stefan; Sciamanna, Marc

    2017-02-01

    Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) with isotropic optical feedback are studied especially in the so-called low frequency fluctuations regime. Correlation properties between linear polarizations are analyzed both analytically and numerically. The RF spectrum shows a double peak structure close to the external cavity frequency which can be predicted by our adapted Spin-Flip Model (SFM). We provide here numerical evidence of the interplay between modes and anti- modes which are solutions of the stability analysis of the VCSEL with feedback and demonstrate that this interplay is responsible for the double peak structure.

  18. Influence of suture regularity on corneal astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hjortdal, Jesper; Søndergaard, Anders; Fledelius, Walther; Ehlers, Niels

    2011-08-01

    To investigate whether suture regularity affects corneal astigmatism after keratoplasty. Twenty-one patients undergoing penetrating keratoplasty for various corneal diseases were included in the study. The grafts were sutured in place using a single-running Nylon 10-0 suture, taking 24 bites. Immediately after surgery, standard calibrated images of the grafted eye were captured and stored. Using a dedicated image analysis programme, stitches and needle points were identified, and a number of suture regularity variables were calculated. Corneal topographic images were obtained before suture removal (12 months after surgery) and 3 months after suture removal (18 months after surgery). Topographic measures of astigmatism [surface regularity (SRI), surface asymmetry index (SAI) and simulated keratometric astigmatism] were calculated and correlated with the computed suture regularity variables. The average stitch length was 3.04 ± 0.28 mm and the distance between the outer needle points was 2.53 ± 0.09 mm. The SRI was 1.26 ± 0.36 and the SAI was 1.59 ± 0.67 after 12 months; these decreased to 1.03 ± 0.48 and 0.92 ± 0.46 after 18 months, respectively. Corneal astigmatism was 6.38 ± 2.99 and 5.87 ± 3.13 dioptres after 12 and 18 months, respectively. Suture regularity did not affect SAI, SRI or corneal astigmatism significantly 12 months after surgery. Eighteen months after surgery (3 months after suture removal), the standard deviation on the original stitch length was found to significantly increase corneal astigmatism. In addition, the size of the counter-clockwise angle between stitch and graft radian was correlated significantly with a lower SRI. The origin of corneal astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty is multifaceted. Regular stitch length and stitch advancement on the surface appears to improve the optical quality of the graft after suture removal. Factors such as stitch depth, suture tension and variations in wound construction might also be

  19. Modes and Mode Volumes for Leaky Optical Cavities and Plasmonic Nanoresonators

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Hughes, Stephen; Kristensen, Philip Trøst

    2013-01-01

    Electromagnetic cavity modes in photonic and plasmonic resonators offer rich and attractive regimes for tailoring the properties of light–matter interactions, yet there is a disturbing lack of a precise definition for what constitutes a cavity mode, and as a result their mathematical properties...... remain largely unspecified. The lack of a definition is evidenced in part by the diverse nomenclature at use, “resonance”, “leaky mode”, and “quasimode”, to name but a few, suggesting that the dissipative nature of cavity modes somehow makes them different from other modes, but an explicit distinction...... is rarely made. This Perspective aims to introduce the reader to some of the subtleties and working definitions that can be rigorously applied when describing the modal properties of leaky optical cavities and plasmonic nanoresonators. We describe some recent developments in the field, including calculation...

  20. Mode division multiplexing using an orbital angular momentum mode sorter and MIMO-DSP over a graded-index few-mode optical fibre

    Science.gov (United States)

    Huang, Hao; Milione, Giovanni; Lavery, Martin P. J.; Xie, Guodong; Ren, Yongxiong; Cao, Yinwen; Ahmed, Nisar; An Nguyen, Thien; Nolan, Daniel A.; Li, Ming-Jun; Tur, Moshe; Alfano, Robert R.; Willner, Alan E.

    2015-01-01

    Mode division multiplexing (MDM)– using a multimode optical fiber’s N spatial modes as data channels to transmit N independent data streams – has received interest as it can potentially increase optical fiber data transmission capacity N-times with respect to single mode optical fibers. Two challenges of MDM are (1) designing mode (de)multiplexers with high mode selectivity (2) designing mode (de)multiplexers without cascaded beam splitting’s 1/N insertion loss. One spatial mode basis that has received interest is that of orbital angular momentum (OAM) modes. In this paper, using a device referred to as an OAM mode sorter, we show that OAM modes can be (de)multiplexed over a multimode optical fiber with higher than −15 dB mode selectivity and without cascaded beam splitting’s 1/N insertion loss. As a proof of concept, the OAM modes of the LP11 mode group (OAM−1,0 and OAM+1,0), each carrying 20-Gbit/s polarization division multiplexed and quadrature phase shift keyed data streams, are transmitted 5km over a graded-index, few-mode optical fibre. Channel crosstalk is mitigated using 4 × 4 multiple-input-multiple-output digital-signal-processing with <1.5 dB power penalties at a bit-error-rate of 2 × 10−3. PMID:26450398

  1. Normal modes and mode transformation of pure electron vortex beams.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Thirunavukkarasu, G; Mousley, M; Babiker, M; Yuan, J

    2017-02-28

    Electron vortex beams constitute the first class of matter vortex beams which are currently routinely produced in the laboratory. Here, we briefly review the progress of this nascent field and put forward a natural quantum basis set which we show is suitable for the description of electron vortex beams. The normal modes are truncated Bessel beams (TBBs) defined in the aperture plane or the Fourier transform of the transverse structure of the TBBs (FT-TBBs) in the focal plane of a lens with the said aperture. As these modes are eigenfunctions of the axial orbital angular momentum operator, they can provide a complete description of the two-dimensional transverse distribution of the wave function of any electron vortex beam in such a system, in analogy with the prominent role Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) beams played in the description of optical vortex beams. The characteristics of the normal modes of TBBs and FT-TBBs are described, including the quantized orbital angular momentum (in terms of the winding number l) and the radial index p>0. We present the experimental realization of such beams using computer-generated holograms. The mode analysis can be carried out using astigmatic transformation optics, demonstrating close analogy with the astigmatic mode transformation between LG and Hermite-Gaussian beams.This article is part of the themed issue 'Optical orbital angular momentum'. © 2017 The Author(s).

  2. Cavity modes with optical orbital angular momentum in a metamaterial ring based on transformation optics.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wu, H W; Wang, F; Dong, Y Q; Shu, F Z; Zhang, K; Peng, R W; Xiong, X; Wang, Mu

    2015-12-14

    In this work, we theoretically study the cavity modes with transverse orbital angular momentum in metamaterial ring based on transformation optics. The metamaterial ring is designed to transform the straight trajectory of light into the circulating one by enlarging the azimuthal angle, effectively presenting the modes with transverse orbital angular momentum. The simulation results confirm the theoretical predictions, which state that the transverse orbital angular momentum of the mode not only depends on the frequency of the incident light, but also depends on the transformation scale of the azimuthal angle. Because energy dissipation inevitably reduces the field amplitude of the modes, the confined electromagnetic energy and the quality factor of the modes inside the ring are also studied in order to evaluate the stability of those cavity modes. The results show that the metamaterial ring can effectively confine light with a high quality factor and maintain steady modes with the orbital angular momentum, even if the dimension of the ring is much smaller than the wavelength of the incident light. This technique for exploiting the modes with optical transverse orbital angular momentum may provides a unique platform for applications related to micromanipulation.

  3. Bilateral femtosecond laser-enabled intrastromal astigmatic keratotomy to correct high post-penetrating keratoplasty astigmatism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Viswanathan, Deepa; Kumar, Nikhil L

    2013-12-01

    A 35-year-old man presented with bilateral high astigmatism following penetrating keratoplasties performed for advanced keratoconus. Femtosecond laser-enabled intrastromal astigmatic keratotomy was performed, resulting in a significant reduction in corneal astigmatism. At 4 months, the corneal astigmatism continued to decrease. The visual acuity, refraction, and serial corneal topographic data are presented. Copyright © 2013 ASCRS and ESCRS. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Photonic lantern as mode multiplexer for multimode optical communications

    Science.gov (United States)

    Leon-Saval, Sergio G.; Fontaine, Nicolas K.; Amezcua-Correa, Rodrigo

    2017-02-01

    The majority of optical fiber technology developments in the applied sciences have arisen from developments in telecommunications. However, the photonic lantern is one of several devices that arose to solve problems in astronomy. Interestingly, these devices are now being extensively used in multimode optical telecommunications research and are likely to find commercial use in the next few years. A photonic lantern allows for a low-loss transformation of a multimode system into a discrete number of single-mode ones and vice versa, thus, enabling their use as mode multiplexers/demultiplexers in Space Division Multiplexing (SDM). Further, it provides seamless integration with the rest of single-mode photonic technologies in telecommunication systems. In this paper, we will discuss the theory and function of the photonic lantern, along with several different variants of the technology needed for their use in SDM communications, focusing on the fiber-bundle photonic lanterns type. We will also discuss some of its current and future applications.

  5. [Astigmatism after keratoplasty: influence of orthotopic transplantation].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Feuerstacke, J; Hellwinkel, O; Naydis, I; Linke, S; Klemm, M

    2014-09-01

    Patients undergoing corneal transplantation often suffer from postoperative reduced vision due to high astigmatism. This retrospective study analyzed the influence of heterotopic or orthotopic transplantation on astigmatism and visual outcome. In this study 373 eyes of 334 patients were analyzed. Group 1 (OT) contained 186 eyes, which underwent orthotopic transplantation (side of recipient and donor corresponded), whereas group 2 (HT) included 187 heterotopic keratoplasties (donor cornea placed in the recipient's contralateral side). After 1, 3, 6, 12 and 24 months the median of keratometric astigmatism, objective astigmatism, topographic astigmatism and best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) were assessed and compared between groups. The long-term results showed no statistically significant differences regarding keratometric and objective astigmatism, whereas topographic astigmatism differed significantly (p = 0.04) after 3 months. We observed a lower astigmatism of 5.7 dpt (range 3.08-7.78 dpt) in group OT than in the group HT with 7.1 dpt (range 3.9-10.7 dpt). No differences were found at the other time points. The BCVA showed a significantly better effect after 1 month (p = 0.01) in the OT group of 0.2 (0.1-0.3) than in HT group of 0.1 (0.05/0.25). In the postoperative course no additional significant dissimilarities were documented. Heterotopic and orthotopic keratoplasty show no significant long-term differences in astigmatism and visual outcom.

  6. Management of post-keratoplasty astigmatism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fares, Usama; Sarhan, Abdel Rahman S; Dua, Harminder S

    2012-11-01

    Post-keratoplasty astigmatism remains a challenge for corneorefractive surgeons. While maintaining a healthy graft is the most crucial issue in keratoplasty procedures, astigmatism is a limiting factor in the visual rehabilitation of otherwise successful corneal grafts. The management of post-keratoplasty astigmatism takes place at 2 stages: when sutures are still present at the graft-host junction and when all sutures have been removed. Excessive suture-in post-keratoplasty astigmatism is usually managed by selective suture manipulation, ie, suture adjustment and/or suture removal along the steep meridian of astigmatism. A small amount of suture-out post-keratoplasty astigmatism can be managed by spectacles. Higher magnitudes of astigmatism can be addressed by contact lenses or surgical intervention, such as relaxing and compressing procedures. Laser lamellar refractive surgery can also be used to manage post-keratoplasty astigmatism, and toric phakic intraocular lenses have recently been recommended. In this review, we discuss the etiology and management of post-keratoplasty astigmatism and provide recommendations and tips to minimize it. No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned. Copyright © 2012 ASCRS and ESCRS. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Semiconductor Mode-Locked Lasers for Optical Communication Systems

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Yvind, Kresten

    2003-01-01

    The thesis deals with the design and fabrication of semiconductor mode-locked lasers for use in optical communication systems. The properties of pulse sources and characterization methods are described as well as requirements for application in communication systems. Especially, the importance of...... as the first 10 GHz all-active monolithic laser with both short pulses and low jitter.Results from external cavity mode-locked lasers are also reported along with an investigation of the influence of the operating conditions on the performance of the device. Antireflection coatings are a critical limiting...... factor for external cavity devices and a chapter is devoted to calculations on coating design.The fabrication process for the lasers is outlined and solutions to the challenges encountered in realizing the proposed structures are reported....

  8. Optically active vibrational modes of PPV derivatives on textile substrate

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Silva, M.A.T. da, E-mail: seaquinhos@uel.br [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Estadual de Londrina-UEL, PR 445 Km 380, CP6001, CEP 86051-970 Londrina, Parana (Brazil); Dias, I.F.L. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Estadual de Londrina-UEL, PR 445 Km 380, CP6001, CEP 86051-970 Londrina, Parana (Brazil); Santos, E.P. dos; Martins, A.A. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Vale do Paraiba-UNIVAP, Avenida Shishima Hifumi, 2911, CEP 12244-000 Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Duarte, J.L.; Laureto, E.; Reis, G.A. dos [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Estadual de Londrina-UEL, PR 445 Km 380, CP6001, CEP 86051-970 Londrina, Parana (Brazil); Guimaraes, P.S.S.; Cury, L.A. [Departamento de Fisica, Instituto de Ciencias Exatas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, C.P. 702, Belo Horizonte, CEP 30123-970 Minas Gerais (Brazil)

    2013-02-15

    In this work, MEH-PPV and BDMO-PPV films were deposited by spin-coating on 'dirty' textile substrates of canvas, nylon, canvas with resin, jeans and on glass and the temperature dependence of the optical properties of them was studied by photoluminescence and Raman (300 K) techniques. The temperature dependence of the energy, of the half line width at half height of the purely electronic peak, of the integrated PL intensity and of the Huang-Rhys factor, S=I{sub (01)}/I{sub (00)}, were obtained directly from the PL spectrum. For an analysis of the vibrational modes involved, Raman measurements were performed on substrates with and without polymers deposited and the results compared with those found in the literature. The films of MEH-PPV and BDMO-PPV showed optical properties similar to those films deposited on other substrates such as glass, metals, etc. It was observed an inversion of the first vibrational band in relation to the purely electronic peak with increasing temperature in the films deposited on nylon and canvas. The vibrational modes obtained by Raman were used to compose the simulation of the PL line shape of BDMO-PPV films on canvas and nylon, using a model proposed by Lin [29]. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer MEH-PPV and BDMO-PPV films were deposited by spin-coating on dirty textile. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Their properties were studied by photoluminescence and Raman techniques. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We observed inversion of first vibrational band in relation to purely electronic peak. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Optically active vibrational modes of PPV derivatives were studied.

  9. Optical Communications With A Geiger Mode APD Array

    Science.gov (United States)

    2016-02-09

    Optical Communications With A Geiger Mode APD Array by Benjamin William Horkley S.B., EECS, MIT 2014 Submitted to the Department of Electrical... William Horkley Submitted to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science on January 29, 2016, in partial fulfillment of the requirements...at 9.7 M B d . F rom top to b ottom , th e th ree d ash ed lin es sh ow th e F E C error correction cu toff s for rate 1/2, 4/5, an d 9/10 co d es. 40

  10. Dual collection mode optical microscope with single-pixel detection

    Science.gov (United States)

    Rodríguez, A. D.; Clemente, P.; Fernández-Alonso, Mercedes; Tajahuerce, E.; Lancis, J.

    2015-07-01

    In this work we have developed a single-pixel optical microscope that provides both re ection and transmission images of the sample under test by attaching a diamond pixel layout DMD to a commercial inverted microscope. Our system performs simultaneous measurements of re ection and transmission modes. Besides, in contrast with a conventional system, in our single-element detection system both images belong, unequivocally, to the same plane of the sample. Furthermore, we have designed an algorithm to modify the shape of the projected patterns that improves the resolution and prevents the artifacts produced by the diamond pixel architecture.

  11. Induced astigmatism in a 6.0 mm no-stitch frown incision.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sinskey, R M; Stoppel, J O

    1994-07-01

    Fifty-five consecutive patients had cataract extraction with a 6 mm no-stitch frown incision and implantation of a 6 mm optic three-piece posterior chamber lens. Vector analysis calculations of diopters (D) of mean induced keratometric astigmatism for this incision were 0.70 D at one day, 0.76 D at one week, 0.50 D at one month, and 0.50 D at three months. The Naeser's polar value showed a mean with-the-rule astigmatism of +0.42 D at one day and -0.08 D against-the-rule astigmatism at three months. The results suggest that the 6.0 mm no-stitch frown incision induces a low postoperative astigmatism and provides a stable incision.

  12. [Finite element analysis of astigmatic keratotomy based on corneal biomechanical properties].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Li, Z D; Bao, F J; Wang, Q M; Huang, J H

    2016-09-11

    To establish a finite-element biomechanical model of astigmatic keratotomy, and to investigate the impact of surgical parameters on corneal deformation, stress distribution and astigmatism correction. With Rhinoceros modeling and Abaqus finite element analysis software, a three-dimensional finite-element model of astigmatic cornea was developed, and surgical parameters such as incision optical zone, incision depth and length were varied. Postoperative corneal stress, apical deformation and astigmatism correction were assessed. A significant increase of stress was noticed near corneal incisions, and maximum corneal stress decreased with the increase of incision depth. Both anterior and posterior corneal surface moved slightly forward postoperatively. Maximum corneal stress was 340 392, 361 022 and 214 187 Pa, and anterior and posterior apical deformation was 49.80, 51.64, 55.53 μm and 54.15, 55.91, 59.67 μm, with 45°, 60° and 90° in arc length of the incision, respectively. The refractive power decreased in steep meridian and increased in flat meridian, resulting in a total decrease of corneal astigmatism. The magnitude of astigmatism correction was 0.85, 1.59, 2.23 and 3.06 D with 30°, 45°, 60° and 90° in arc length of the incision, respectively. The finite-element biomechanical model of astigmatic keratotomy could be used to predict the optical outcomes after surgery. The magnitude of astigmatism correction is positively correlated with the surgical incision arc length. (Chin J Ophthalmol, 2016, 52: 674-680).

  13. Diffractive optics for combined spatial- and mode- division demultiplexing of optical vortices: design, fabrication and optical characterization

    OpenAIRE

    Gianluca Ruffato; Michele Massari; Filippo Romanato

    2016-01-01

    During the last decade, the orbital angular momentum (OAM) of light has attracted growing interest as a new degree of freedom for signal channel multiplexing in order to increase the information transmission capacity in today?s optical networks. Here we present the design, fabrication and characterization of phase-only diffractive optical elements (DOE) performing mode-division (de)multiplexing (MDM) and spatial-division (de)multiplexing (SDM) at the same time. Samples have been fabricated wi...

  14. Mode division multiplexing coupler of four LP modes based on a five-core microstructured optical fiber

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhang, Hongwei; Liu, Yange; Wang, Zhi; Han, Ya; Yang, Kang; Yu, Jie

    2018-03-01

    An all-fiber mode division multiplexing coupler based on a five-core microstructured optical fiber is proposed to multiplex or demultiplex LP11, LP21, LP02 and LP01 modes simultaneously. The five-core microstructured optical fiber is composed of a few mode core supporting the four LP modes propagating at 1550 nm and four single-mode cores surrounding the few-mode core. The coupling mechanism between LP01 mode in each single-mode core and the corresponding four LP modes in the few-mode core is based on avoid-crossing effect. Numerical simulation results show that coupling bandwidths of LP11, LP21, LP02 and LP01 mode are 115 nm, 56 nm, 30 nm, 46 nm respectively, with a coupling length of 2156.1 μm. The proposed mode division multiplexing coupler can multiplex or demultiplex four LP modes simultaneously with large operation bandwidth, making it a good candidate for space-division multiplexing system.

  15. Coupled Mode Theory and FDTD Simulations of the Coupling Between Bent and Straight Optical Waveguides

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Hiremath, K.R.; Stoffer, Remco; Hammer, Manfred; de Ridder, R.M; de Ridder, R.M.; Altena, G.; Altena, G; Geuzebroek, D.H.; Dekker, R.; Dekker, R

    2003-01-01

    Analysis of integrated optical cylindrical microresonators involves the coupling between a straight waveguide and a bent waveguide. Our (2D) variant of coupled mode theory is based on analytically represented mode profiles. With the bend modes expressed in Cartesian coordinates, coupled mode

  16. Comparison of coupled mode theory and FDTD simulations of coupling between bent and straight optical waveguides

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Bertolotti, M.; Symes, W.W.; Stoffer, Remco; Hiremath, K.R.; Driessen, A.; Michelotti, F; Hammer, Manfred

    Analysis of integrated optical cylindrical microresonators involves the coupling between a straight waveguide and a bent waveguide. Our (2D) variant of coupled mode theory is based on analytically represented mode profiles. With the bend modes expressed in Cartesian coordinates, coupled mode

  17. Comparing mode-crosstalk and mode-dependent loss of laterally displaced orbital angular momentum and Hermite-Gaussian modes for free-space optical communication.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ndagano, Bienvenu; Mphuthi, Nokwazi; Milione, Giovanni; Forbes, Andrew

    2017-10-15

    There is interest in using orbital angular momentum (OAM) modes to increase the data speed of free-space optical communication. A prevalent challenge is the mitigation of mode-crosstalk and mode-dependent loss that is caused by the modes' lateral displacement at the data receiver. Here, the mode-crosstalk and mode-dependent loss of laterally displaced OAM modes (LG 0,+1 , LG 0,-1 ) are experimentally compared to that of a Hermite-Gaussian (HG) mode subset (HG 0,1 , HG 1,0 ). It is shown, for an aperture larger than the modes' waist sizes, some of the HG modes can experience less mode-crosstalk and mode-dependent loss when laterally displaced along a symmetry axis. It is also shown, over a normal distribution of lateral displacements whose standard deviation is 2× the modes' waist sizes, on average, the HG modes experience 66% less mode-crosstalk and 17% less mode-dependent loss.

  18. Dispersion and optical gradient force from high-order mode coupling between two hyperbolic metamaterial waveguides

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Wang, Guanghui, E-mail: gsnuwgh@163.com; Zhang, Weifeng; Lu, Jiahui; Zhao, Huijun

    2016-08-12

    We analytically study dispersion properties and optical gradient forces of different-order transverse magnetic (TM) modes in two coupled hyperbolic metamaterial waveguides (HMMWs). According to Maxwell's equations, we obtain the dispersion relation of symmetric and antisymmetric modes, and calculate optical gradient forces of different-order modes by using Maxwell stress tensor. Numerical results show that the dispersion properties are dependent on the filling ratio, and the optical gradient forces of high-order TM modes are larger than the fundamental mode when the gap between two HMMWs is very narrow, but they weaken much faster than the case of low-order TM modes with the gap width increasing. In addition, the effects of the dielectric surrounding of waveguides on the coupling effect and optical gradient force are clarified. These properties offer an avenue for various optomechanical applications in optical sensors and actuators. - Highlights: • The dependence of dispersion properties in hyperbolic metamaterials on the filling ratio is analyzed. • It is possible that the optical gradient forces of high-order modes are larger than the fundamental mode. • Optical gradient forces of high-order modes weaken much faster than the case of low-order modes. • The influence of the dielectric surrounding on the coupling effect and optical gradient force are clarified.

  19. Relationship between preoperative axis of astigmatism and postoperative astigmatic change after superior scleral incision phacoemulsification.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lyhne, N; Hansen, T E; Corydon, L

    1998-07-01

    To evaluate the effect of the preoperative axis of astigmatism on the outcome of corneal astigmatism after sutured 5.2 to 5.7 mm superior incision phacoemulsification. Departments of Opthalmology, Odense and Vejle Hospitals, Denmark. Seventy-three consecutive patients with preoperative corneal astigmatism of 2.0 diopters (D) or less, axial length between 20.0 and 25.5 mm, and no eye disease except cataract were grouped according to preoperative with-the-rule (WTR) or against-the-rule (ATR) astigmatism. The keratometric cylinder, induced keratometric cylinder (subtraction), and induced cylinder (Jaffe) were measured and calculated 10 to 12 months postoperatively. The postoperative keratometric cylinder and induced keratometric cylinder were significantly higher in the ATR group (P astigmatism. The findings support using temporal incision in cases with a preoperative ATR axis of astigmatism.

  20. Surface plasmon resonance-based refractometry using whispering gallery modes in bent metalized single-mode optical fibers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Dyshlyuk, Anton V.; Mitsai, Evgeniy V.; Vitrik, Oleg B.

    2017-09-01

    The work is devoted to the numerical and experimental study of surface plasmon resonance in a bent single-mode optical fiber with metalized cladding. It was shown that with a proper combination of metal film thickness and bend radius one can achieve coupling between fundamental and surface plasmon modes through an intermediary of whispering gallery mode supported by the bent fiber's optical cladding. This brings about a dip in the transmission spectrum of the fiber at the resonant wavelength which depends strongly on the external medium refractive index, so that refractometric measurements can be performed with a sensitivity of ˜5 μm/RIU and resolution ˜4.10-6.

  1. In-line fiber optic interferometric sensors in single-mode fibers.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhu, Tao; Wu, Di; Liu, Min; Duan, De-Wen

    2012-01-01

    In-line fiber optic interferometers have attracted intensive attention for their potential sensing applications in refractive index, temperature, pressure and strain measurement, etc. Typical in-line fiber-optic interferometers are of two types: Fabry-Perot interferometers and core-cladding-mode interferometers. It's known that the in-line fiber optic interferometers based on single-mode fibers can exhibit compact structures, easy fabrication and low cost. In this paper, we review two kinds of typical in-line fiber optic interferometers formed in single-mode fibers fabricated with different post-processing techniques. Also, some recently reported specific technologies for fabricating such fiber optic interferometers are presented.

  2. Rigorous study of supercontinuum generation by high-order optical modes

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ben Salem, Amine; Trichili, Abderrahmen; Cherif, Rim; Zghal, Mourad

    2016-09-01

    We numerically study the supercontinuum (SC) generation in a six modes photonic crystal fiber (PCF). By solving the multimode generalised Schrdinger equation, we demonstrate the generation of SC by initially exciting the fundamental mode or one of the higher order modes and then observe the energy transfer to the other high order modes. We analyze the energy transfer between degenerate modes during propagation through the few mode PCF. A detailed investigation of the nonlinear effects on the SC process through linear and nonlinear coupling is provided which confirms the energy transfer between optical degenerate modes during propagation inside the few- mode fiber.

  3. Choosing a Better Delay Line Medium between Single-Mode and Multi-Mode Optical Fibers: the Effect of Bending

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Auwal Mustapha Imam

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Optical fiber cables are materials whose core is made of silica and other materials such as chalcogenide glasses; they transmit a digital signal via light pulses through an extremely thin strand of glass. The light propagates and is being guided by the core which is surrounded by the cladding. Light travels in the optical fiber in the form of total internal reflection in the core of the fibers. The flexibility, low tensile strength, low signal loss, high bandwidth and other characteristics of optical fibers favors it for use as a delay medium in many applications. Another favorable characteristic of optical fiber delay lines is are their relative insensitivities to environmental effects and electromagnetic interferences. The immunity of optical fibers to interferences and their less weight added advantages to it for use as delay medium. Single-mode and multi-mode are the two most popular types of optical fibers. Single-mode fibers have good propagation and delay properties with a minimal loss that allows the signal to propagate in a large distance with insignificant distortion or attenuation. The percentage of power transmission of single-mode fibers is found to be higher than that of the multi-mode fibers. It is, therefore, a preferred type for use as a delay line. In this paper, relative studies of the two optical fibers modes, and the results of power input/output measurement of the two modes are presented with a view to coming up with a better type for use as a delay medium.

  4. Diffractive optics for combined spatial- and mode- division demultiplexing of optical vortices: design, fabrication and optical characterization

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ruffato, Gianluca; Massari, Michele; Romanato, Filippo

    2016-04-01

    During the last decade, the orbital angular momentum (OAM) of light has attracted growing interest as a new degree of freedom for signal channel multiplexing in order to increase the information transmission capacity in today’s optical networks. Here we present the design, fabrication and characterization of phase-only diffractive optical elements (DOE) performing mode-division (de)multiplexing (MDM) and spatial-division (de)multiplexing (SDM) at the same time. Samples have been fabricated with high-resolution electron-beam lithography patterning a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) resist layer spun over a glass substrate. Different DOE designs are presented for the sorting of optical vortices differing in either OAM content or beam size in the optical regime, with different steering geometries in far-field. These novel DOE designs appear promising for telecom applications both in free-space and in multi-core fibers propagation.

  5. Visual Motor and Perceptual Task Performance in Astigmatic Students

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Erin M. Harvey

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. To determine if spectacle corrected and uncorrected astigmats show reduced performance on visual motor and perceptual tasks. Methods. Third through 8th grade students were assigned to the low refractive error control group (astigmatism < 1.00 D, myopia < 0.75 D, hyperopia < 2.50 D, and anisometropia < 1.50 D or bilateral astigmatism group (right and left eye ≥ 1.00 D based on cycloplegic refraction. Students completed the Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration (VMI and Visual Perception (VMIp. Astigmats were randomly assigned to testing with/without correction and control group was tested uncorrected. Analyses compared VMI and VMIp scores for corrected and uncorrected astigmats to the control group. Results. The sample included 333 students (control group 170, astigmats tested with correction 75, and astigmats tested uncorrected 88. Mean VMI score in corrected astigmats did not differ from the control group (p=0.829. Uncorrected astigmats had lower VMI scores than the control group (p=0.038 and corrected astigmats (p=0.007. Mean VMIp scores for uncorrected (p=0.209 and corrected astigmats (p=0.124 did not differ from the control group. Uncorrected astigmats had lower mean scores than the corrected astigmats (p=0.003. Conclusions. Uncorrected astigmatism influences visual motor and perceptual task performance. Previously spectacle treated astigmats do not show developmental deficits on visual motor or perceptual tasks when tested with correction.

  6. Optical multistability and Fano line-shape control via mode coupling in whispering-gallery-mode microresonator optomechanics.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhang, Suzhen; Li, Jiahua; Yu, Rong; Wang, Wei; Wu, Ying

    2017-01-03

    We study a three-mode (i.e., a clockwise mode, a counterclockwise mode, and a mechanical mode) coherent coupling regime of the optical whispering-gallery-mode (WGM) microresonator optomechanical system by considering a pair of counterpropagating modes in a general case. The WGM microresonator is coherently driven by a strong control laser field and a relatively weak probe laser field via a tapered fiber. The system parameters utilized to explore this process correspond to experimentally demonstrated values in the WGM microresonator optomechanical systems. By properly adjusting the coupling rate of these two counterpropagating modes in the WGM microresonator, the steady-state displacement behaviors of the mechanical oscillation and the normalized power transmission and reflection spectra of the output fields are analyzed in detail. It is found that the mode coupling plays a crucial role in rich line-shape structures. Some interesting phenomena of the system, including optical multistability and sharp asymmetric Fano-shape optomechanically induced transparency (OMIT), can be generated with a large degree of control and tunability. Our obtained results in this study can be used for designing efficient all-optical switching and high-sensitivity sensor.

  7. Characteristics of Resonantly-Guided Modes in Microstructured Optical Fibers

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yasuo Ohtera

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Modal characteristics of resonantly-guided modes (RGMs in microstructured fibers were investigated through numerical simulation. The modes of interest are supported in a class of fibers consisting of a circularly arranged periodic array of high index rods embedded in a low index cladding. Light is confined and guided by the guided-mode resonance (GMR that the rod array exhibit. According to the numerical analysis we clarified that duplicated transverse modes having the same radial mode number for TM and TE modes were supported. Also the existence and detailed mode profiles of hybrid modes were confirmed.

  8. Perceptual adaptation to the correction of natural astigmatism.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Maria Vinas

    Full Text Available The visual system adjusts to changes in the environment, as well as to changes within the observer, adapting continuously to maintain a match between visual coding and visual environment. We evaluated whether the perception of oriented blur is biased by the native astigmatism, and studied the time course of the after-effects following spectacle correction of astigmatism in habitually non-corrected astigmats.We tested potential shifts of the perceptual judgments of blur orientation in 21 subjects. The psychophysical test consisted on a single interval orientation identification task in order to measure the perceived isotropic point (astigmatism level for which the image did not appear oriented to the subject from images artificially blurred with constant blur strength (B=1.5 D, while modifying the orientation of the blur according to the axis of natural astigmatism of the subjects. Measurements were performed after neutral (gray field adaptation on naked eyes under full correction of low and high order aberrations. Longitudinal measurements (up to 6 months were performed in three groups of subjects: non-astigmats and corrected and uncorrected astigmats. Uncorrected astigmats were provided with proper astigmatic correction immediately after the first session. Non-astigmats did not show significant bias in their perceived neutral point, while in astigmatic subjects the perceived neutral point was significantly biased, typically towards their axis of natural astigmatism. Previously uncorrected astigmats shifted significantly their perceived neutral point towards more isotropic images shortly (2 hours after astigmatic correction wear, and, once stabilized, remained constant after 6 months. The shift of the perceived neutral point after correction of astigmatism was highly correlated with the amount of natural astigmatism.Non-corrected astigmats appear to be naturally adapted to their astigmatism, and astigmatic correction significantly changes their

  9. Single-mode glass waveguide technology for optical interchip communication on board level

    Science.gov (United States)

    Brusberg, Lars; Neitz, Marcel; Schröder, Henning

    2012-01-01

    The large bandwidth demand in long-distance telecom networks lead to single-mode fiber interconnects as result of low dispersion, low loss and dense wavelength multiplexing possibilities. In contrast, multi-mode interconnects are suitable for much shorter lengths up to 300 meters and are promising for optical links between racks and on board level. Active optical cables based on multi-mode fiber links are at the market and research in multi-mode waveguide integration on board level is still going on. Compared to multi-mode, a single-mode waveguide has much more integration potential because of core diameters of around 20% of a multi-mode waveguide by a much larger bandwidth. But light coupling in single-mode waveguides is much more challenging because of lower coupling tolerances. Together with the silicon photonics technology, a single-mode waveguide technology on board-level will be the straight forward development goal for chip-to-chip optical interconnects integration. Such a hybrid packaging platform providing 3D optical single-mode links bridges the gap between novel photonic integrated circuits and the glass fiber based long-distance telecom networks. Following we introduce our 3D photonic packaging approach based on thin glass substrates with planar integrated optical single-mode waveguides for fiber-to-chip and chip-to-chip interconnects. This novel packaging approach merges micro-system packaging and glass integrated optics. It consists of a thin glass substrate with planar integrated singlemode waveguide circuits, optical mirrors and lenses providing an integration platform for photonic IC assembly and optical fiber interconnect. Thin glass is commercially available in panel and wafer formats and characterizes excellent optical and high-frequency properties. That makes it perfect for microsystem packaging. The paper presents recent results in single-mode waveguide technology on wafer level and waveguide characterization. Furthermore the integration in a

  10. All-optical switching and strong coupling using tunable whispering-gallery-mode microresonators

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    O'Shea, D.; Junge, C.; Poellinger, M.; Vogler, A.; Rauschenbeutel, A.

    2011-01-01

    We review our recent work on tunable, ultra-high quality factor whispering-gallery-mode bottle microresonators and highlight their applications in non-linear optics and in quantum optics experiments. Our resonators combine ultra-high quality factors of up to Q=3.6x10(8), a small mode volume, and

  11. An integrated optic adiabatic TE/TM mode splitter on silicon

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    de Ridder, R.M.; Sander, A.F.M.; Driessen, A.; Fluitman, J.H.J.

    1993-01-01

    A compact integrated optic fundamental TE/TM mode splitter, based on the mode-sorting characteristics of an asymmetrical adiabatic Y junction of optical waveguides exhibiting shape birefringence, operating at 1550 nm, has been designed using the discrete sine method (DSM) and the beam propagation

  12. Effects of corneal irregular astigmatism on visual acuity after conventional and femtosecond laser-assisted Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tomida, Daisuke; Yamaguchi, Takefumi; Ogawa, Akiko; Hirayama, Yumiko; Shimazaki-Den, Seika; Satake, Yoshiyuki; Shimazaki, Jun

    2015-07-01

    To compare short-term outcomes of Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) using a graft prepared with either a femtosecond laser or a microkeratome. Thirty-eight patients underwent DSAEK with grafts prepared with either a femtosecond laser (f-DSAEK; 21 eyes) or a microkeratome (m-DSAEK; 17 eyes). Visual acuity, endothelial cell density, regular astigmatism and irregular astigmatism were compared between the two groups preoperatively and at 1, 3, and 6 months post-operatively. Fourier analysis was conducted to calculate astigmatism of the anterior and posterior surfaces, and total cornea, using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). Visual acuity (logMAR) improved from 1.20 ± 0.60 to 0.43 ± 0.25 after m-DSAEK (P astigmatism of the total cornea and the posterior surface was significantly larger after f-DSAEK than after m-DSAEK, although there was no significant difference in irregular astigmatism of the anterior surface at 6 months. Postoperative visual acuity was significantly correlated with the postoperative irregular astigmatism of the total cornea (r = 0.6657 and P astigmatism caused by posterior surface irregularities.

  13. Electro-optic Ti:PPLN waveguide as efficient optical wavelength filter and polarization mode converter.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Huang, C Y; Lin, C H; Chen, Y H; Huang, Y C

    2007-03-05

    We report the first experimental demonstration of electrically controlled Solc-type optical wavelength filters and TE-TM mode converters based on Ti-diffused periodically poled lithium niobate (Ti:PPLN) waveguides. A maximum mode conversion efficiency or a peak spectral transmittance of ~99% in the telecom C-L bands was obtained from a 9-mm long, 21.5-21.8-mum multiple-grating Ti:PPLN waveguide device with a switching voltage of as low as 22 V or 0.99 Vxd(mum)/L(cm), where d is the electrode separation and L is the electrode length. The spectral range of this device can be tuned by temperature at a rate of ~0.758 nm/ degrees C.

  14. Long-term follow-up of astigmatic keratotomy for corneal astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Böhringer, Daniel; Dineva, Nina; Maier, Philip; Birnbaum, Florian; Kirschkamp, Thomas; Reinhard, Thomas; Eberwein, Philipp

    2016-11-01

    To report the long-term stability of paired arcuate corneal keratotomies (AKs) in patients with high regular postpenetrating keratoplasty astigmatism. Retrospective chart review of best-corrected visual acuity, refraction and keratometric values of 41 eyes with AK between 2003 and 2012. Magnitude of median target induced astigmatism vector was 9.2 dioptres (Dpt). We reached a median magnitude of surgically induced astigmatism vector of 9.81 Dpt and a median magnitude of difference vector of 5.5 Dpt. In keratometry, we achieved a net median astigmatism reduction by 3.3 Dpt. The average correction index was 1.14, showing a slight overcorrection. Irregularity of keratometric astigmatism increased by 0.6 Dpt, and spherical equivalent changed by 1.75 Dpt. Monocular best spectacle corrected visual acuity increased from preoperatively 20/63 (0.5 logMAR) to 20/40 (0.3 logMAR) postoperatively. Median gain on the ETDRS chart was two lines. Long-term follow-up showed a median keratometric astigmatic increase by 0.3 Dpt per year. Arcuate corneal keratotomies is a safe and effective method to reduce high regular corneal astigmatism following penetrating keratoplasty but has limited predictability. The long-term follow-up shows an increase of keratometric astigmatism by 0.3 Dpt/year, equalizing the surgical effect after 10 years. © 2016 Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica Foundation. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  15. Optical absorption in commercial single mode optical fibres for the LHC machine

    CERN Document Server

    Wijnands, T J; Kuhnhenn, J; Hoeffgen, S K; Weinand, U; TS

    2007-01-01

    The optical absorption of light at 1310 nm and 1550 nm in various commercially available Single Mode (SM) fibres samples has been studied. The absorption was measured as a function of dose, dose rate, temperature and light power. The samples were irradiated with gamma rays from a 60Co source and exposed to a complex radiation field from high energy physics. One fibre sample with an F-doped core exhibits extreme low absorption of light at 1310 nm during irradiation up to doses of at least 100 kGy.

  16. Design and analysis of large-core single-mode windmill single crystal sapphire optical fiber

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cheng, Yujie; Hill, Cary; Liu, Bo; Yu, Zhihao; Xuan, Haifeng; Homa, Daniel; Wang, Anbo; Pickrell, Gary

    2016-06-01

    We present a large-core single-mode "windmill" single crystal sapphire optical fiber (SCSF) design, which exhibits single-mode operation by stripping off the higher-order modes (HOMs) while maintaining the fundamental mode. The "windmill" SCSF design was analyzed using the finite element analysis method, in which all the HOMs are leaky. The numerical simulation results show single-mode operation in the spectral range from 0.4 to 2 μm in the windmill SCSF, with an effective core diameter as large as 14 μm. Such fiber is expected to improve the performance of many of the current sapphire fiber optic sensor structures.

  17. Scanning optical near-field resolution analyzed in terms of communication modes.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Martinsson, Per; Lajunen, Hanna; Friberg, Ari T

    2006-11-13

    We present an analysis of scanning near-field optical microscopy in terms of the so-called communication modes using scalar wave theory. We show that the number of connected modes increases when the scanning distance is decreased, but the number of modes decreases when the size of the scanning aperture is decreased. In the limit of small detector aperture the best-connected mode reduces effectively to the Green function, evaluated at the center of the scanning aperture. We also suggest that the resolution of a scanning optical near-field imaging system is essentially given by the width of the lowest-order communication mode.

  18. Single orbital angular momentum mode emission from vertical cavity surface emitting laser by optical feedback

    Science.gov (United States)

    Toda, Y.; Moriya, H.; Shigematsu, K.; Yamane, K.; Morita, R.; Awaji, Y.

    2017-04-01

    Single angular momentum (OAM) mode emissions from a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) were demonstrated by an external optical feedback using computer generated holograms, which are optimized on the OAM modal gain of the free-running VCSEL. Side-mode suppression ratio of more than 23 dB was achieved for the OAM modes with l = +/-1.

  19. Optical Synthesis of Terahertz and Millimeter-Wave Frequencies with Discrete Mode Diode Lasers

    CERN Document Server

    O'Brien, Stephen; Bitauld, David; Brandonisio, Nicola; Amann, Andreas; Phelan, Richard; Kelly, Brian; O'Gorman, James

    2010-01-01

    It is shown that optical synthesis of terahertz and millimeter-wave frequencies can be achieved using two-mode and mode-locked discrete mode diode lasers. These edge-emitting devices incorporate a spatially varying refractive index profile which is designed according to the spectral output desired of the laser. We first demonstrate a device which supports two primary modes simultaneously with high spectral purity. In this case sinusoidal modulation of the optical intensity at terahertz frequencies can be obtained. Cross saturation of the material gain in quantum well lasers prevents simultaneous lasing of two modes with spacings in the millimeter-wave region. We show finally that by mode-locking of devices that are designed to support a minimal set of four primary modes, we obtain a sinusoidal modulation of the optical intensity in this frequency region.

  20. Finite element simulation of arcuates for astigmatism correction.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lanchares, Elena; Calvo, Begoña; Cristóbal, José A; Doblaré, Manuel

    2008-01-01

    In order to simulate the corneal incisions used to correct astigmatism, a three-dimensional finite element model was generated from a simplified geometry of the anterior half of the ocular globe. A hyperelastic constitutive behavior was assumed for cornea, limbus and sclera, which are collagenous materials with a fiber structure. Due to the preferred orientations of the collagen fibrils, corneal and limbal tissues were considered anisotropic, whereas the sclera was simplified to an isotropic one assuming that fibrils are randomly disposed. The reference configuration, which includes the initial strain distribution that balances the intraocular pressure, is obtained by an iterative process. Then the incisions are simulated. The final positions of the nodes belonging to the incised meridian and to the perpendicular one are fitted by both radii of curvature, which are used to calculate the optical power. The simulated incisions were those specified by Lindstrom's nomogram [Chu, Y., Hardten, D., Lindquist, T., Lindstrom, R., 2005. Astigmatic keratotomy. Duane's Ophthalmology. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia] to achieve 1.5, 2.25, 3.0, 4.5 and 6.0D of astigmatic change, using the next values for the parameters: length of 45 degrees , 60 degrees and 90 degrees , an optical zone of 6mm, single or paired incisions. The model gives results similar to those in Lindstrom's nomogram [Chu et al., 2005] and can be considered a useful tool to plan and simulate refractive surgery by predicting the outcomes of different sorts of incisions and to optimize the values for the parameters involved: depth, length, position.

  1. Optical frequency conversion in silica-whispering-gallery-mode microspherical resonators.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Farnesi, D; Barucci, A; Righini, G C; Berneschi, S; Soria, S; Nunzi Conti, G

    2014-03-07

    High quality factor whispering-gallery-mode microresonators are ideally suited for nonlinear optical interactions. We analyze, experimentally and theoretically, a variety of χ((3)) nonlinear interactions in silica microspheres, consisting of third harmonic generation and Raman assisted third order sum-frequency generation in the visible. A tunable, room temperature, cw multicolor emission in silica microspherical whispering-gallery-mode microresonators has been achieved by controlling the cavity mode dispersion and exciting nonequatorial modes for efficient frequency conversion.

  2. Whispering-gallery mode lasing from optically free-standing InGaN microdisks.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhang, Xuhui; Cheung, Yuk Fai; Zhang, Yiyun; Choi, H W

    2014-10-01

    Optically pumped multi-mode whispering-gallery mode (WGM) lasing has been observed in optically free-standing InGaN/GaN quantum well microdisks at room temperature. The ∼6.6  μm optically isolated microdisks are patterned by microsphere lithography on GaN thin-films prepared by laser lift-off of the sapphire substrate, enabling superior optical confinement. The modes are determined to be of second order according to simulations. The lasing threshold is found to be ∼9.06  mJ/cm2, with a quality factor Q of ∼770 evaluated from the dominant mode at λ=430.2  nm, and a free space range (FSR) of 3.17 to 2.16 nm, which is mode-dependent.

  3. [Surgically induced astigmatism after cataract phacoemulsification].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bilińska, Ewa; Wesołek-Czernik, Agata; Synder, Aleksandra; Omulecki, Wojciech

    2004-01-01

    To evaluate the astigmatic effect after phacoemulsification depending on size and location of incision. Three groups of 30 patients each: In 1st group with scleral tunnel incision enlarged to 6 mm with continuous cross-like suture at 12 o'clock; In 2nd group with 3.2 mm scleral incision without suture at 12 o'clock; In 3rd group with 3.2 mm superotemporal incision in clear cornea, no suture. Postoperative astigmatism was examined by keratometry after 1 day, 1 week and 1 and 3 months post surgery. Surgically induced astigmatism was calculated by polar values method. After 3 months observation the lowest mean postoperative corneal astigmatism was achieved in group III. The SIA was 0.71 in group III, 1.08 in group I and 0.95 in group II. The differences between group III and groups I, II were statistically significant. Surgically induced astigmatism can be minimized with incision in clear cornea and no suture.

  4. All-optical switching and strong coupling using tunable whispering-gallery-mode microresonators

    CERN Document Server

    O'Shea, D; Poellinger, M; Vogler, A; Rauschenbeutel, A

    2011-01-01

    We review our recent work on tunable, ultrahigh quality factor whispering-gallery-mode bottle microresonators and highlight their applications in nonlinear optics and in quantum optics experiments. Our resonators combine ultra-high quality factors of up to Q = 3.6 \\times 10^8, a small mode volume, and near-lossless fiber coupling, with a simple and customizable mode structure enabling full tunability. We study, theoretically and experimentally, nonlinear all-optical switching via the Kerr effect when the resonator is operated in an add-drop configuration. This allows us to optically route a single-wavelength cw optical signal between two fiber ports with high efficiency. Finally, we report on progress towards strong coupling of single rubidium atoms to an ultra-high Q mode of an actively stabilized bottle microresonator.

  5. Tunable orbital angular momentum mode filter based on optical geometric transformation.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Huang, Hao; Ren, Yongxiong; Xie, Guodong; Yan, Yan; Yue, Yang; Ahmed, Nisar; Lavery, Martin P J; Padgett, Miles J; Dolinar, Sam; Tur, Moshe; Willner, Alan E

    2014-03-15

    We present a tunable mode filter for spatially multiplexed laser beams carrying orbital angular momentum (OAM). The filter comprises an optical geometric transformation-based OAM mode sorter and a spatial light modulator (SLM). The programmable SLM can selectively control the passing/blocking of each input OAM beam. We experimentally demonstrate tunable filtering of one or multiple OAM modes from four multiplexed input OAM modes with vortex charge of ℓ=-9, -4, +4, and +9. The measured output power suppression ratio of the propagated modes to the blocked modes exceeds 14.5 dB.

  6. Nonlinear optics in the LP(02) higher-order mode of a fiber.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chen, Y; Chen, Z; Wadsworth, W J; Birks, T A

    2013-07-29

    The distinct disperion properties of higher-order modes in optical fibers permit the nonlinear generation of radiation deeper into the ultraviolet than is possible with the fundamental mode. This is exploited using adiabatic, broadband mode convertors to couple light efficiently from an input fundamental mode and also to return the generated light to an output fundamental mode over a broad spectral range. For example, we generate visible and UV supercontinuum light in the LP(02) mode of a photonic crystal fiber from sub-ns pulses with a wavelength of 532 nm.

  7. Operation of astigmatic-detection atomic force microscopy in liquid environments.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Liao, H-S; Huang, K-Y; Hwang, I-S; Chang, T-J; Hsiao, Wesley W; Lin, H-H; Hwu, E-T; Chang, C-S

    2013-10-01

    The astigmatic detection system (ADS) based on commercial optical pickup head was demonstrated to achieve a sub-nanometer sensitivity in detecting the vertical movement of an object surface in air. The detection laser spot of the ADS was sub-μm and the detection bandwidth was over 80 MHz. These advantages allow detection of high-frequency mechanical resonance of very small objects, which would have many important applications in nanotechnology. In this work, we optimized the operation conditions of ADS to achieve good sensitivity in aqueous solutions. We demonstrated good contrast and good spatial resolution of cancer cells in water with the optical profilometry mode. We also built an ADS-AFM (atomic force microscopy) for imaging in water. A novel cantilever holder was designed, and the spurious peaks were suppressed down to 26.0% of the real resonance peak. Most importantly, we demonstrated that the ADS-AFM could resolve single atomic steps on a graphite substrate and image soft DNA molecules on mica in water.

  8. Combined astigmatic keratotomy and conductive keratoplasty to correct high corneal astigmatism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sy, Mary Ellen; Kovoor, Timmy A; Tannan, Anjali; Choi, Daniel; Deng, Sophie X; Danesh, Jennifer; Hamilton, D Rex

    2015-05-01

    To determine the safety, efficacy, and predictability of combined astigmatic keratotomy (AK) and conductive keratoplasty (CK) for treating high corneal astigmatism. University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA. Retrospective case series. From January 1, 2004, to December 31, 2009, AK and CK were performed in eyes with corneal astigmatism of 5.0 diopters (D) or more after keratoplasty or trauma. The uncorrected (UDVA) and corrected (CDVA) distance visual acuities, spherical equivalent (SE), defocus equivalent, mean astigmatism, efficacy index, and complications were evaluated. In 11 eyes of 11 patients, the mean UDVA improved from 1.54 logMAR ± 0.50 (SD) preoperatively to 0.69 ± 0.62 logMAR 3 months postoperatively (P astigmatism decreased from 10.25 ± 4.71 D to 4.31 ± 2.34 D (P astigmatism showed a statistically significant decrease. The efficacy index was 0.82. One case of wound gape after AK required suturing. No infectious keratitis, corneal perforation, or graft rejection occurred. Results indicate that combined AK and CK is safe and effective for correcting high corneal astigmatism after surgery or trauma. Copyright © 2015 ASCRS and ESCRS. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Three methods for correction of astigmatism during phacoemulsification

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hossein Mohammad-Rabei

    2016-01-01

    Conclusion: There was no significant difference in astigmatism reduction among the three methods of astigmatism correction during phacoemulsification. Each of these methods can be used at the discretion of the surgeon.

  10. Meridional lenticular astigmatism associated with bilateral concurrent uveal metastases in renal cell carcinoma

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Priluck JC

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Joshua C Priluck, Sandeep Grover, KV ChalamDepartment of Ophthalmology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, USAPurpose: To demonstrate a case illustrating meridional lenticular astigmatism as a result of renal cell carcinoma uveal metastases.Methods: Case report with images.Results: Clinical findings and diagnostic testing of a patient with acquired meridional lenticular astigmatism are described. The refraction revealed best-corrected visual acuity of 20/20–1 OD (−2.50 + 0.25 × 090 and 20/50 OS (−8.25 + 3.25 × 075. Bilateral concurrent renal cell carcinoma metastases to the choroid and ciliary body are demonstrated by utilizing ultrasonography, ultrawidefield fluorescein angiography, and unique spectral-domain optical coherence tomography.Conclusions: Metastatic disease should be included in the differential of acquired astigmatism. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, ultrawidefield fluorescein angiography, and ultrasonography have roles in delineating choroidal metastases.Keywords: astigmatism, metastasis, optical coherence tomography, renal cell carcinoma

  11. Design of optical coupling systems between two-dimensional quasi-stadium laser diodes and single-mode optical fibers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fukushima, Takehiro; Handa, Yoshiyuki; Miyahara, Kunihiro

    2009-09-01

    Optical coupling systems between a two-dimensional quasi-stadium laser diode and single-mode optical fibers using gradient-index rod lenses are designed for both stable and unstable laser resonators for the first time. A novel numerical approach using a combination of the extended Fox-Li calculation method and Gaussian beam transformations is proposed. In the case of a stable laser resonator, two kinds of beam propagation modes appear, namely the axis mode, in which an optical beam propagates along the cavity axis, and the ring mode, in which optical beams propagate along the diamond-shaped trajectory. The coupling efficiencies are found to be 54% for the axis mode and 52% for the ring mode. In contrast, an unstable laser resonator exhibits complicated modes, in which several highly directional beams are emitted from the end mirrors. The total coupling efficiency for these output beams is calculated to be 9.6%. The 3-dB tolerances for the lens pitch and alignment angles of the gradient-index rod lenses are also discussed.

  12. Optical Absorption in Commercial Single Mode Optical Fibers in a High Energy Physics Radiation Field

    CERN Document Server

    Wijnands, T; Kuhnhenn, J; Hoeffgen, S K; Weinand, U

    2008-01-01

    This paper reports on the radiation induced attenuation of light at 1310 nm and 1550 nm in 12 commercially available single mode (SM) optical fibers. The fiber samples are exposed to gamma rays from a 60Co source and to a high energy physics radiation field. The attenuation is studied as a function of total dose, dose rate, light power and temperature. Radiation hard fibers from one manufacturer show an extraordinary low attenuation for light at 1310 nm that does not exceed 5 dB/km even after a total dose of 1 MGy. 2500 km of this type of fiber have been produced by the manufacturer and quality assurance measurements of the production batches are presently ongoing.

  13. Optical Control of Plasmonic Bloch Modes on Periodic Nanostructures

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Gjonaj, B.; Aulbach, Jochen; Johnson, P.M.; Mosk, Allard; Kuipers, L.; Lagendijk, Aart

    2012-01-01

    We study and actively control the coherent properties of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) optically excited on a nanohole array. Amplitude and phase of the optical excitation are externally controlled via a digital spatial light modulator (SLM) and SPP interference fringe patterns are designed and

  14. In-Line Fiber Optic Interferometric Sensors in Single-Mode Fibers

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    De-Wen Duan

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available In-line fiber optic interferometers have attracted intensive attention for their potential sensing applications in refractive index, temperature, pressure and strain measurement, etc. Typical in-line fiber-optic interferometers are of two types: Fabry-Perot interferometers and core-cladding-mode interferometers. It’s known that the in-line fiber optic interferometers based on single-mode fibers can exhibit compact structures, easy fabrication and low cost. In this paper, we review two kinds of typical in-line fiber optic interferometers formed in single-mode fibers fabricated with different post-processing techniques. Also, some recently reported specific technologies for fabricating such fiber optic interferometers are presented.

  15. Correlation of major components of ocular astigmatism in myopic patients.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Mohammadpour, Mehrdad; Heidari, Zahra; Khabazkhoob, Mehdi; Amouzegar, Afsaneh; Hashemi, Hassan

    2016-02-01

    To investigate the correlation of major components of ocular astigmatism in myopic patients in an academic hospital. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 376 eyes of 188 patients who were referred to Farabi Eye Hospital for refractive surgery. Preoperative examinations including refraction and corneal topography were performed for all candidates to measure refractive and corneal astigmatism. Ocular residual astigmatism was calculated using vector analysis. Pearson's correlation and ANOVA analysis were used to evaluate the strength of the association between different types of astigmatism. Both eyes were defined as cluster and the Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) analysis were performed. Mean age of 119 women (63.3%) and 69 men (36.7%) was 27.8 ± 5.7 years. Mean refractive error based on spherical equivalent was -3.59 ± 1.95D (range, -0.54 to -10.22D). Mean refractive and corneal astigmatism was 1.97 ± 1.3D and 1.85 ± 1.01D, respectively. Mean amount of ORA was 0.65 ± 0.36D.There was a significant correlation between ORA and refractive astigmatism(r=0.23, p<0.001), corneal and refractive astigmatism (r=0.91, p<0.001) and a weak correlation between ORA and corneal astigmatism (r=0.13, p=0.014). There was a significant correlation between J0 and J45 values of ORA and corneal astigmatism (p<0.001). There is a significant correlation between ORA and refractive astigmatism, refractive and corneal astigmatism and a weak correlation between ORA and corneal astigmatism in refractive surgery candidates. Identifying the type of astigmatism and preoperative measurement of ocular residual astigmatism is highly recommended prior to any refractive surgery, especially in cases with significant astigmatism. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Optical bistability in side-mode injection locked dual-mode Fabry-Pérot laser diode

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jian Wei Wu

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, optical bistability characteristics are demonstrated experimentally based on a dual-mode laser system comprising a multi-mode Fabry-Pérot laser diode (MMFP-LD and a built-in feedback cavity formed by a fiber facet. The results show that two lasing modes with frequency separation of ∼0.58 THz and comparable peak powers can be achieved by judicious adjustment of the bias current and the operating temperature of the laser chip, which has a peak fluctuation of less than ∼1 dBm over a measurement period of one hour. A combination of appropriate external injection power and wavelength detuning can result in remarkable optical bistability in two oscillation modes, in which the resulting contrast ratio between the unlocked and locked states can be up to 30 dB, and the corresponding hysteresis loop width can be changed by controlling the side-mode injection power and the wavelength detuning.

  17. Electro-optic mode switch based on lithium-niobate Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhang, Mengruo; Chen, Kaixin; Jin, Wei; Chiang, Kin Seng

    2016-06-01

    We propose an electro-optic mode switch based on an optical waveguide Mach-Zehnder interferometer fabricated with x-cut lithium niobate by the annealed proton exchange process. The device can switch between the fundamental mode and the higher-order mode with a low driving voltage. Our typical fabricated device, which has a total length of ∼24  mm, shows a mode extinction ratio of ∼35  dB and a 20-dB bandwidth of ∼12  nm at the wavelength 1552 nm, when driven at a voltage of 1.7 V at 26°C. High performance can be obtained at any wavelength in the C+L band with a driving voltage varying by no more than 3 V. The proposed mode switch is easy to fabricate and could find applications in reconfigurable mode-division-multiplexing systems.

  18. Measuring a Fiber-Optic Delay Line Using a Mode-Locked Laser

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tu, Meirong; McKee, Michael R.; Pak, Kyung S.; Yu, Nan

    2010-01-01

    The figure schematically depicts a laboratory setup for determining the optical length of a fiber-optic delay line at a precision greater than that obtainable by use of optical time-domain reflectometry or of mechanical measurement of length during the delay-line-winding process. In this setup, the delay line becomes part of the resonant optical cavity that governs the frequency of oscillation of a mode-locked laser. The length can then be determined from frequency-domain measurements, as described below. The laboratory setup is basically an all-fiber ring laser in which the delay line constitutes part of the ring. Another part of the ring - the laser gain medium - is an erbium-doped fiber amplifier pumped by a diode laser at a wavelength of 980 nm. The loop also includes an optical isolator, two polarization controllers, and a polarizing beam splitter. The optical isolator enforces unidirectional lasing. The polarization beam splitter allows light in only one polarization mode to pass through the ring; light in the orthogonal polarization mode is rejected from the ring and utilized as a diagnostic output, which is fed to an optical spectrum analyzer and a photodetector. The photodetector output is fed to a radio-frequency spectrum analyzer and an oscilloscope. The fiber ring laser can generate continuous-wave radiation in non-mode-locked operation or ultrashort optical pulses in mode-locked operation. The mode-locked operation exhibited by this ring is said to be passive in the sense that no electro-optical modulator or other active optical component is used to achieve it. Passive mode locking is achieved by exploiting optical nonlinearity of passive components in such a manner as to obtain ultra-short optical pulses. In this setup, the particular nonlinear optical property exploited to achieve passive mode locking is nonlinear polarization rotation. This or any ring laser can support oscillation in multiple modes as long as sufficient gain is present to overcome

  19. Modeling of mode-locked coupled-resonator optical waveguide lasers

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Agger, Christian; Skovgård, Troels Suhr; Gregersen, Niels

    2010-01-01

    Coupled-resonator optical waveguides made from coupled high-Q photonic crystal nanocavities are investigated for use as cavities in mode-locked lasers. Such devices show great potential in slowing down light and can serve to reduce the cavity length of a mode-locked laser. An explicit expression...

  20. Low power wide spectrum optical transmitter using avalanche mode LEDs in SOI CMOS technology

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Agarwal, Vishal Vishal; Dutta, Satadal; Annema, Anne J.; Hueting, Raymond Josephus Engelbart; Steeneken, P.G.; Nauta, Bram

    2017-01-01

    This paper presents a low power monolithically integrated optical transmitter with avalanche mode light emitting diodes in a 140 nm silicon-on-insulator CMOS technology. Avalanche mode LEDs in silicon exhibit wide-spectrum electroluminescence (400 nm < λ < 850 nm), which has a significant overlap

  1. Rectangular Laser Resonators with Astigmatic Compensation

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Skettrup, Torben

    2005-01-01

    An investigation of rectangular resonators with a view to the compensation of astigmatism has been performed. In order to have beam waists placed at the same positions in the tangential and sagittal planes, pairs of equal mirrors were considered. It was found that at least two concave mirrors are...

  2. On the fundamental mode of the optical resonator with toroidal mirrors

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Serednyakov, S.S.; Vinokurov, N.A. [Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

    1995-12-31

    The fundamental mode of the optical resonator with the toroidal mirrors is investigated. The losses in such resonator with the on-axis holes are low in compare with the case of spherical mirrors. The use of this type of optical resonator is briefly discussed.

  3. Diffractive optics for reduction of hot cracking in pulsed mode Nd:YAG laser welding

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Bagger, Claus; Olesen, Søren; Roos, Sven-Olov

    2001-01-01

    In order to reduce the susceptibility to hot cracking in pulsed mode laser welding of austenitic stainless steel, an optical system for reduction of the cooling rate is sought developed. Based on intensive numerical simulations, an optical system producing three focused spots is made. In a number...

  4. Interplay of nonclassicality and entanglement of two-mode Gaussian fields generated in optical parametric processes

    Czech Academy of Sciences Publication Activity Database

    Arkhipov, Ie.I.; Peřina, Jan; Peřina, J.; Miranowicz, A.

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 94, č. 1 (2016), 1-15, č. článku 013807. ISSN 2469-9926 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP205/12/0382 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : two-mode Gaussian fields * optical parametric processes Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers Impact factor: 2.925, year: 2016

  5. Study of optical phonon modes of CdS nanoparticles using Raman ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    In the case of nanostructured materials, confinement of optical phonons can produce noticeable changes in their vibrational spectra compared to those of bulk crystals. In this paper we report the study of optical phonon modes of nanoparticles of CdS using Raman spectroscopy. Nanoparticle sample for the present study ...

  6. On the Theory of Coupled Modes in Optical Cavity-Waveguide Structures

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Kristensen, Philip Trøst; de Lasson, Jakob Rosenkrantz; Heuck, Mikkel

    2017-01-01

    Light propagation in systems of optical cavities coupled to waveguides can be conveniently described by a general rate equation model known as (temporal) coupled mode theory (CMT). We present an alternative derivation of the CMT for optical cavitywaveguide structures, which explicitly relies...... in the coupled systems. Practical application of the theory is illustrated using example calculations in one and two dimensions....

  7. Optical Field-Strength Polarization of Two-Mode Single-Photon States

    Science.gov (United States)

    Linares, J.; Nistal, M. C.; Barral, D.; Moreno, V.

    2010-01-01

    We present a quantum analysis of two-mode single-photon states based on the probability distributions of the optical field strength (or position quadrature) in order to describe their quantum polarization characteristics, where polarization is understood as a significative confinement of the optical field-strength values on determined regions of…

  8. Position and mode dependent optical detection back-action in cantilever beam resonators

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Larsen, Tom; Schmid, Silvan; Dohn, Søren

    2017-01-01

    Optical detection back-action in cantilever resonant or static detection presents a challenge when striving for state-of-the-art performance. The origin and possible routes for minimizing optical back-action have received little attention in literature. Here, we investigate the position and mode ...

  9. In-line single-mode fiber variable optical attenuator based on electrically addressable microdroplets

    Science.gov (United States)

    Duduś, A.; Blue, R.; Zagnoni, M.; Stewart, G.; Uttamchandani, D.

    2014-07-01

    We report an in-line, fiber optic, broadband variable optical attenuator employing a side-polished, single-mode optical fiber integrated on a digital microfluidics platform. The system is designed to electrically translate a liquid droplet along the polished surface of an optical fiber using electrowetting forces. This fiber optic device has the advantage of no moving mechanical parts and lends itself to miniaturization. A maximum attenuation of 25 dB has been obtained in the wavelength range between 1520 nm and 1560 nm.

  10. Higher Order Aberration and Astigmatism in Children with Hyperopic Amblyopia.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Choi, Seung Kwon; Chang, Ji Woong

    2016-02-01

    To investigate the changes in corneal higher-order aberration (HOA) during amblyopia treatment and the correlation between HOA and astigmatism in hyperopic amblyopia children. In this retrospective study, a total of 72 eyes from 72 patients ranging in age from 38 to 161 months were included. Patients were divided into two groups based on the degree of astigmatism. Corneal HOA was measured using a KR-1W aberrometer at the initial visit and at 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-ups. Correlation analysis was performed to assess the association between HOA and astigmatism. A total of 72 patients were enrolled in this study, 37 of which were classified as belonging to the higher astigmatism group, while 35 were assigned to the lower astigmatism group. There was a statistically significant difference in success rate between the higher and lower astigmatism groups. In both groups, all corneal HOAs were significantly reduced during amblyopia treatment. When comparing the two groups, a significant difference in coma HOA at the 12-month follow-up was detected (p = 0.043). In the Pearson correlation test, coma HOA at the 12-month follow-up demonstrated a statistically significant correlation with astigmatism and a stronger correlation with astigmatism in the higher astigmatism group than in the lower astigmatism group (coefficient values, 0.383 and 0.284 as well as p = 0.021 and p = 0.038, respectively). HOA, particularly coma HOA, correlated with astigmatism and could exert effects in cases involving hyperopic amblyopia.

  11. Investigation of bending loss in a single-mode optical fibre

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Loss of optical power in a single-mode optical fibre due to bending has been investigated for a wavelength of 1550 nm. In this experiment, the effects of bending radius (4–15 mm, with steps of 1 mm), and wrapping turns (up to 40 turns) on loss have been studied. Twisting the optical fibre and its influence on power loss also ...

  12. Low-Threshold Optical Parametric Oscillations in a Whispering Gallery Mode Resonator

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Fürst, J. U.; Strekalov, D. V.; Elser, D.

    2010-01-01

    In whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonator light is guided by continuous total internal reflection along a curved surface. Fabricating such resonators from an optically nonlinear material one takes advantage of their exceptionally high quality factors and small mode volumes to achieve extremely...... such an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on naturally phase-matched PDC in lithium niobate. We demonstrated a single-mode, strongly nondegenerate OPO with a threshold of 6.7  μW and linewidth under 10 MHz. This work demonstrates the remarkable capabilities of WGM-based OPOs....

  13. On-Chip Strong Coupling and Efficient Frequency Conversion between Telecom and Visible Optical Modes.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Guo, Xiang; Zou, Chang-Ling; Jung, Hojoong; Tang, Hong X

    2016-09-16

    While the frequency conversion of photons has been realized with various approaches, the realization of strong coupling between optical modes of different colors has never been reported. Here, we present an experimental demonstration of strong coupling between telecom (1550 nm) and visible (775 nm) optical modes on an aluminum nitride photonic chip. The nonreciprocal normal-mode splitting is demonstrated as a result of the coherent interference between photons with different colors. Furthermore, a wideband, bidirectional frequency conversion with 0.14 on-chip conversion efficiency and a bandwidth up to 1.2 GHz is demonstrated.

  14. Optical manipulation of biological particles using LP21 mode in fiber

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chen, Shijie; Huang, He; Zou, Hongmei; Li, Qing; Fu, Jian; Lin, Feng; Wu, X.

    2014-12-01

    We demonstrate the optical manipulation of biological particles using a low-order LP21 fiber mode. The focused four-lobed LP21 mode distribution was theoretically and experimentally found to be effective in optical tweezer applications, including selective cellular pick-up, pairing, grouping or separation, as well as rotation of cell dimers and clusters. Our proposed theoretical model estimates both the translational dragging force and rotational torque in good accordance with experimental data. With a simple all-fiber configuration, and low peak irradiation to target bioparticles, the proposed LP21 ‘optical chuck’ system has great application potential in biological test systems.

  15. Whispering gallery mode lasing in optically isolated III-nitride nanorings.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Li, K H; Cheung, Y F; Choi, H W

    2015-06-01

    III-nitride nanorings fabricated from a combination of hybrid-nanosphere-lithography and laser lift-off processes is demonstrated. Being formed on an interfacial metallic layer optically coupling between the optical ring and its substrate is eliminated, maximizing optical confinement of whispering gallery resonant mode within the ring cavity. The tapered cross-sectional profile also promotes coupling of emitted light into resonant modes. Optically pumped lasing with a dominant peak at 421.5 nm is observed at room temperature, with threshold energy density of ∼6.5  mJ/cm2. Etch-induced sidewall roughness causes scattering of light at the interface to diminish confinement, and is also responsible for the mode-splitting effect according to finite-difference time-domain simulations.

  16. Comparison of Numerical Modelling of Degradation Mechanisms in Single Mode Optical Fibre Using MATLAB and VPIphotonics

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jana Sajgalikova

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Mathematical models for description of physical phenomena often use the statistical description of the individual phenomena and solve those using suitable methods. If we want to develop numerical model of optical communication system based on transmission through single mode optical fibres, we need to consider whole series of phenomena that affect various parts of the system. In the single-mode optical fibre we often encounter influence of chromatic dispersion and nonlinear Kerr effects. By observing various different degradation mechanisms, every numerical model should have its own limits, which fulfil more detailed specification. It is inevitable to consider them in evaluation. In this paper, we focus on numerical modelling of degradation mechanisms in single-mode optical fibre. Numerical solution of non-linear Schroedinger equation is performed by finite difference method applied in MATLAB environment and split-step Fourier method, which is implemented by VPIphotonics software.

  17. Optical and mechanical mode tuning in an optomechanical crystal with light-induced thermal effects

    CERN Document Server

    Navarro-Urrios, D; Capuj, N E; Alzina, F; Griol, A; Puerto, D; Martínez, A; Sotomayor-Torres, C M

    2016-01-01

    We report on the modification of the optical and mechanical properties of a silicon 1D optomechanical crystal cavity due to thermo-optic effects in a high phonon/photon population regime. The cavity heats up due to light absorption in a way that shifts the optical modes towards longer wavelengths and the mechanical modes to lower frequencies. By combining the experimental optical results with finite-difference time-domain simulations we establish a direct relation between the observed wavelength drift and the actual effective temperature increase of the cavity. By assuming that the Young's modulus decreases accordingly to the temperature increase, we find a good agreement between the mechanical mode drift predicted using a finite element method and the experimental one.

  18. Angular dependence of optical modes in metal-insulator-metal coupled quantum well infrared photodetector

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Jing, YouLiang; Li, ZhiFeng, E-mail: zfli@mail.sitp.ac.cn; Chen, PingPing; Zhou, XiaoHao; Wang, Han; Li, Ning; Lu, Wei, E-mail: luwei@mail.sitp.ac.cn [National Laboratory for Infrared Physics, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 500 Yutian Road, Shanghai 200083 (China); Li, Qian [Microsystem & Terahertz Research Center, China Academy of Engineering Physics, No 596, Yinhe Road, Chengdu 610200, Sichuan Province (China)

    2016-04-15

    We report the dependence of the near-field optical modes in metal-insulator-metal quantum well infrared photodetector (MIM-QWIP) on the incident angles. Three optical modes are observed and attributed to the 2nd- and the 3rd-order surface plasmon polariton (SPP) modes and the localized surface polariton (LSP) mode. In addition to the observation of a responsivity enhancement of 14 times by the LSP mode, the varying pattern of the three modes against the incident angle are revealed, in which the LSP mode is fixed while the 2nd SPP mode splits into two branches and the 3rd SPP mode red-shifts. The detailed mechanisms are analyzed and numerically simulated. The results fit the experiments very well, demonstrating the wavevector coupling effect between the incident light and the metal gratings on the SPP modes. Our work will pave the way to fully understanding the influence of incident angles on a detector’s response for applying the MIM-QWIP to focal plane arrays.

  19. Angular dependence of optical modes in metal-insulator-metal coupled quantum well infrared photodetector

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    YouLiang Jing

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available We report the dependence of the near-field optical modes in metal-insulator-metal quantum well infrared photodetector (MIM-QWIP on the incident angles. Three optical modes are observed and attributed to the 2nd- and the 3rd-order surface plasmon polariton (SPP modes and the localized surface polariton (LSP mode. In addition to the observation of a responsivity enhancement of 14 times by the LSP mode, the varying pattern of the three modes against the incident angle are revealed, in which the LSP mode is fixed while the 2nd SPP mode splits into two branches and the 3rd SPP mode red-shifts. The detailed mechanisms are analyzed and numerically simulated. The results fit the experiments very well, demonstrating the wavevector coupling effect between the incident light and the metal gratings on the SPP modes. Our work will pave the way to fully understanding the influence of incident angles on a detector’s response for applying the MIM-QWIP to focal plane arrays.

  20. Mode profiling of optical fibers at high laser powers

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Nielsen, Peter Carøe; Pedersen, David Bue; Simonsen, R.B.

    2008-01-01

    is obtained. Choosing a highly reflective rod material and a sufficiently high rotation speed, these measurements can be done with high laser powers, without any additional optical elements between the fiber and analyzer. The performance of the analyzer was evaluated by coupling laser light into different......This paper describes the development of a measuring equipment capable of analysing the beam profile at high optical powers emitted by delivery fibers used in manufacturing processes. Together with the optical delivery system, the output beam quality from the delivery fiber and the shape...... of the focused spot can be determined. The analyser is based on the principle of a rotating wire being swept though the laser beam, while the reflected signal is recorded [1]. By changing the incident angle of the rotating rod from 0° to 360° in relation to the fiber, the full profile of the laser beam...

  1. Two-photon optics of Bessel-Gaussian modes

    CSIR Research Space (South Africa)

    McLaren, M

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available , the quantum correlations for Bessel-Gaussian modes produced by three holographic masks: a blazed axicon, a binary axicon, and a binary Bessel function. We then proceed to test the theory on the down-converted photons using the binary Bessel mask. We...

  2. A novel nomogram for the treatment of astigmatism with femtosecond-laser arcuate incisions at the time of cataract surgery

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Baharozian CJ

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Connor J Baharozian,1 Christian Song,2,3 Kathryn M Hatch,2,3 Jonathan H Talamo2,3 1Boston University School of Medicine, 2Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 3Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine an arcuate incision (AI nomogram to treat astigmatism during femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Methods: This is a retrospective, cohort study. Femtosecond laser (FSL-assisted transepithelial AIs were created at a 9.0 mm optical zone, 80% depth, centered on the limbus. We modified the manual Donnenfeld limbal relaxing incision nomogram to 70% for with-the-rule (WTR, 80% for oblique (OBL, and 100% for against-the-rule (ATR astigmatism. The correction index (CI equaled AI-induced astigmatism/target-induced astigmatism. Measures included preoperative keratometric corneal cylinder (Pre Kcyl, postoperative Kcyl (Post Kcyl, and postoperative residual refractive astigmatism (Post RRA. Results: Mean Pre Kcyl and 1–2 months Post RRA in 161 eyes of 116 patients were 0.626±0.417 diopters (D (range 0.5–2 D, and 0.495±0.400 D (range 0–1.5 D, respectively. Mean absolute astigmatic changes (Pre Kcyl–Post Kcyl without accounting for axis change in the WTR, ATR, and OBL groups were 0.165±0.383 D (P<0.001, 0.374±0.536 D (P<0.001, and 0.253±0.416 D (P=0.02, respectively. Mean absolute astigmatic changes using RRA as the postoperative measurement (Pre Kcyl–Post RRA without accounting for axis change were 0.440±0.461 D (P<0.001, 0.238±0.571 D (P<0.05, 0.154±0.450 (P=0.111 in WTR, ATR, and OBL groups, respectively. CIs for WTR, ATR, and OBL were 0.53, 1.01, and 0.95, respectively. There were no intraoperative or postoperative complications related to the AIs.Conclusion: Transepithelial FSL-AIs using the modified Donnenfeld nomogram show potential for management of mild to moderate corneal astigmatism. An increase in the magnitude or reduction of the optical zone

  3. Accurate identification of whispering gallery mode patterns of gyrotron with stabilized electro-optic imaging system

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lee, Ingeun; Sawant, Ashwini; Choe, Mun Seok; Lee, Dong-Joon; Choi, EunMi

    2018-01-01

    The precise field pattern measurement and analysis of a typical whispering gallery mode excited in a gyrotron are important to understand the interaction physics of the gyrotron. We precisely analyzed the characteristic of a whispering gallery mode, rotating TE6,2 mode, by a photonic-assisted W-band (75-110 GHz) electro-optic imaging measurement system. The whispering gallery mode in the W-band region diverges fast in free space as it propagates from the radiation port. Therefore, scanning the field patterns of a device-under-test should be performed as close as possible to identify the device's characteristics. We successfully accomplished visualizing highly accurate field patterns of a rotating and mixed whispering gallery mode based on the measured electric field magnitude and phase by using dual optical fiber-scale electro-optic (EO) probes. We observed the distorted fields when the typical open-ended waveguide and a general EO probe were used in the extremely near-field zone, whereas a very precise field was measured in a minimally invasive way by the proposed EO probe. The measured mode patterns were quantitatively analyzed by using a cross correlation function and a mode purity equation. This work promises a way to provide accurate electric field information in the generation of the whispering gallery mode in the millimeter and submillimeter regime.

  4. Elimination of a back-reflected TE mode in a TM-mode optical isolator with a Mach-Zehnder interferometer

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yokoi, Hideki; Mizumoto, Tetsuya; Kuroda, Shinpei; Ohtsuka, Takafumi; Nakano, Yoshiaki

    2002-11-01

    Elimination of a back-reflected TE mode traveling in a TM-mode optical isolator was investigated. The optical isolator had a Mach-Zehnder interferometer that included a polarization-dependent reciprocal phase shifter in one of the arms. The reciprocal phase shift was achieved by an optical path difference between the two arms. By adjustment of the length of the reciprocal phase shifter, the interferometer prevented the back-reflected TE mode from coupling into an input port of the isolator. An extinction ratio of more than 18 dB was obtained against the back-reflected TE mode at a wavelength of 1.55 mum.

  5. IntraLase-enabled astigmatic keratotomy for post-keratoplasty astigmatism: on-axis vector analysis.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kumar, Nikhil L; Kaiserman, Igor; Shehadeh-Mashor, Raneen; Sansanayudh, Wiwan; Ritenour, Rusty; Rootman, David S

    2010-06-01

    To determine the refractive predictability, stability, efficacy, and complication rate of femtosecond laser-enabled astigmatic keratotomy for post-keratoplasty astigmatism. A retrospective case series (pilot study). Thirty-seven eyes of 34 patients. All eyes underwent IntraLase-enabled astigmatic keratotomy for high astigmatism (>5 diopters [D]) after penetrating keratoplasty. Uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), manifest refraction, higher-order aberrations, and complications. Mean follow-up was for 7.2 months. Uncorrected visual acuity improved from a mean of 1.08+/-0.34 logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution preoperatively to a mean of 0.80+/-0.42 postoperatively (P=0.0016). Best-corrected visual acuity improved from a mean of 0.45+/-0.27 preoperatively to 0.37+/-0.27 postoperatively (P=0.018). The defocus equivalent was significantly reduced by more than 1 D (P=0.025). The value of absolute astigmatism was reduced from 7.46+/-2.70 D preoperatively to 4.77+/-3.29 D postoperatively (P=0.0001). Higher-order aberrations were significantly increased. The efficacy index was 0.6+/-0.6. There were no cases of perforation, wound dehiscence, or infectious keratitis. Three eyes (8%) experienced an episode of graft rejection. Overcorrection occurred in 9 eyes (24%). IntraLase-enabled astigmatic keratotomy is an effective treatment for high astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty with an encouraging refractive predictability. Future studies may help refine the treatment parameters required to achieve reduction of cylinder with greater accuracy. Copyright 2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Low-lying optical modes in filled skutterudites using inelastic x-ray scattering techniques

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Tsutsui, S [Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, SPring-8, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Kobayashi, H [Graduate School of Materials Science, University of Hyogo, Kamigori, Hyogo 678-1298 (Japan); Sutter, J P [Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, SPring-8, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5198, Japan (Japan); Baron, A R [Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, SPring-8, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Hasegawa, T [Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8527 (Japan); Ogita, N [Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8527 (Japan); Udagawa, M [Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8527 (Japan); Yoda, Y [Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, SPring-8, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Sekine, C [Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology, Muroran, Hokkaido 050-8585 (Japan); Shirotani, I [Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology, Muroran, Hokkaido 050-8585 (Japan); Kikuchi, D [Department of Physics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0937 (Japan); Sugawara, H [Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Tokushima 770-8502 (Japan); Sato, H [Department of Physics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0937 (Japan)

    2007-12-15

    We have carried out high resolution inelastic x-ray scattering and {sup 149}Sm nuclear resonant inelastic scattering of a skutterudite SmRu{sub 4}P{sub 12}. The inelastic x-ray scattering spectra and dispersion show q-dependence and zone-dependence except for the modes lying at 9 meV. The dispersionless modes, which are zone-independent, are observed at 9 meV. The energy of this mode agrees with that obtained by {sup 149}Sm nuclear resonant inelastic scattering. The dispersion suggests the presence of strong hybridization between low-lying optical mode at 9 meV and acoustic ones.

  7. Mode conversion using optical analogy of shortcut to adiabatic passage in engineered multimode waveguides.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lin, Tzung-Yi; Hsiao, Fu-Chen; Jhang, Yao-Wun; Hu, Chieh; Tseng, Shuo-Yen

    2012-10-08

    A shortcut to adiabatic mode conversion in multimode waveguides using optical analogy of stimulated Raman adiabatic passage is investigated. The design of mode converters using the shortcut scheme is discussed. Computer-generated planar holograms are used to mimic the shaped pulses used to speed up adiabatic passage in quantum systems based on the transitionless quantum driving algorithm. The mode coupling properties are analyzed using the coupled mode theory and beam propagation simulations. We show reduced device length using the shortcut scheme as compared to the common adiabatic scheme. Modal evolution in the shortened device indeed follows the adiabatic eigenmode exactly amid the violation of adiabatic criterion.

  8. An optical surveillance technique based on cavity mode analysis of SL-RSOA for GPON

    Science.gov (United States)

    Thollabandi, Madhan; Bang, Hakjeon; Shim, Kyung-Woo; Hann, Swook; Park, Chang-Soo

    2009-10-01

    An optical in-service surveillance technique based on cavity mode analysis of self-injection locked reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (SL-RSOA) for gigabit-capable passive optical network (GPON) is proposed. At each optical network unit (ONU), an upstream transmitter utilizing SL-RSOA can generate both upstream data signal and surveillance signal due to presence of external cavity. We can able to detect both upstream data and surveillance signals from all ONUs simultaneously at the optical line terminal (OLT) by assigning a distinct cavity mode frequency to each upstream transmitter. We also estimate the power penalty induced by the surveillance signals on the upstream data channel during simultaneous detection mechanism. Further, we propose an alternative method to detect the surveillance signals by allocating a separate monitoring time slot in upstream GPON transmission convergence (GTC) frame so as to reduce the influence of surveillance signals on the upstream data channel.

  9. White-Light Whispering Gallery Mode Optical Resonator System and Method

    Science.gov (United States)

    Matsko, Andrey B. (Inventor); Savchenkov, Anatoliy A. (Inventor); Maleki, Lute (Inventor)

    2009-01-01

    An optical resonator system and method that includes a whispering-gallery mode (WGM) optical resonator that is capable of resonating across a broad, continuous swath of frequencies is provided. The optical resonator of the system is shaped to support at least one whispering gallery mode and includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a side wall, and a first curved transition region extending between the side wall and the top surface. The system further includes a coupler having a coupling surface which is arranged to face the transition region of the optical resonator and in the vicinity thereof such that an evanescent field emitted from the coupler is capable of being coupled into the optical resonator through the first curved transition region

  10. Rapid 3D µ-printing of polymer optical whispering-gallery mode resonators.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wu, Jushuai; Guo, Xin; Zhang, A Ping; Tam, Hwa-Yaw

    2015-11-16

    A novel microfabrication method for rapid printing of polymer optical whispering-gallery mode (WGM) resonators is presented. A 3D micro-printing technology based on high-speed optical spatial modulator (SLM) and high-power UV light source is developed to fabricate suspended-disk WGM resonator array using SU-8 photoresist. The optical spectral responses of the fabricated polymer WGM resonators were measured with a biconically tapered optical fiber. Experimental results reveal that the demonstrated method is very flexible and time-saving for rapid fabrication of complex polymer WGM resonators.

  11. Two measurement modes for mobile phone optical sensing

    OpenAIRE

    Eriksson, Mats; Iqbal, Zafar

    2014-01-01

    The use of a mobile phone for classification and quantification of liquid samples is described. The screen of the phone is used for controlled illumination and the front side camera for imaging. No additional optical equipment is needed. It is shown that there are different regions of the captured image containing different information about the sample. One region contains light that has been specular reflected at the air-liquid interface and one is dominated by light that has propagated thro...

  12. [Now soft toric contact lenses; silicone hydrogel lens for astigmatism].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Radu, Simona

    2006-01-01

    Soft toric contact lenses are a good alternative for the optical correction of astigmatism. They provide a wide visual field, quick adaptation process, negligible aniseikonia, together with enhanced comfort and reduced incidence of complications introduced by the lenses for frequent replacement. Still practitioners do not recommend them proactively and the satisfaction obtained by the patients is not high enough. This paper presents two recent studies that investigate the opinions of specialists and contact lens wearers and introduce a new contact lens, with an original design, born after 30 years of domination of only 2 modalities of rotational stabilization: prism ballast and dual thin zones. The lens is manufactured using a silicon-hydrogel material of 2-nd generation that provides sustained comfort and better oxygenation.

  13. A large mode optical resonator for enhanced atom interferometry

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sapam, Ranjita Chanu; Mielec, Nicolas; Riou, Isabelle; Canuel, Benjamin; Holleville, David; Fang, Bess; Landragin, Arnaud; Geiger, Remi

    2017-04-01

    The development of atom interferometry in the last few decades has led to high precision measurements of inertial effects and tests of fundamental physics. New methods for higher sensitivity atom interferometers (AIs) are being explored, particularly the interrogation of atoms with optical cavities. Its benefits would be higher optical power allowing large momentum transfer beam splitters, and possibly cleaner and controlled phase profiles. However high sensitivity AIs require long interrogation times, which combined with cold atom expansion, bring the challenges of large waists in cavities. We propose an optical resonator composed of a convergent lens with two flat mirrors at its focal planes. This cavity is marginally stable and exhibits half degenerate behaviour. A numerical study of its behaviour, using an ABCD transfer matrix formalism, showed that typical controllable misalignments of a few micrometres would not be critical for atom interrogation. We realise this cavity with a 200 mm lens and an 8 μm input waist and a 7 mm waist Gaussian beam inside the cavity. ANR-10-LABX-48-01, ANR-11-EQPX-0028, city of Paris (HSENS-MWGRAV), CNRS GRAM, H2020 MC-Grant 660081- MWGRAV.

  14. The reform of the teaching mode of Applied Optics curriculum and analysis of teaching effect

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ning, Yu; Xu, Zhongjie; Li, Dun; Chen, Zilun; Cheng, Xiangai; Zhong, Hairong

    2017-08-01

    Military academies have two distinctive characteristics on talent training: Firstly, we must teach facing actual combat and connecting with academic frontier. Secondly, the bachelor's degree education and the military education should be balanced. The teaching mode of basic curriculum in military academies must be reformed and optimized on the basis of the traditional teaching mode, so as to ensure the high quality of teaching and provide enough guidance and help for students to support their academic burden. In this paper, our main work on "Applied Optics" teaching mode reform is introduced: First of all, we research extensively and learn fully from advanced teaching modes of the well-known universities at home and abroad, a whole design is made for the teaching mode of the core curriculum of optical engineering in our school "Applied Optics", building a new teaching mode which takes the methods of teaching basic parts as details, teaching application parts as emphases, teaching frontier parts as topics and teaching actual combat parts on site. Then combining with the questionnaire survey of students and opinions proposed by relevant experts in the teaching seminar, teaching effect and generalizability of the new teaching mode are analyzed and evaluated.

  15. Lower- and higher-order aberrations predicted by an optomechanical model of arcuate keratotomy for astigmatism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Navarro, Rafael; Palos, Fernando; Lanchares, Elena; Calvo, Begoña; Cristóbal, José A

    2009-01-01

    To develop a realistic model of the optomechanical behavior of the cornea after curved relaxing incisions to simulate the induced astigmatic change and predict the optical aberrations produced by the incisions. ICMA Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain. A 3-dimensional finite element model of the anterior hemisphere of the ocular surface was used. The corneal tissue was modeled as a quasi-incompressible, anisotropic hyperelastic constitutive behavior strongly dependent on the physiological collagen fibril distribution. Similar behaviors were assigned to the limbus and sclera. With this model, some corneal incisions were computer simulated after the Lindstrom nomogram. The resulting geometry of the biomechanical simulation was analyzed in the optical zone, and finite ray tracing was performed to compute refractive power and higher-order aberrations (HOAs). The finite-element simulation provided new geometry of the corneal surfaces, from which elevation topographies were obtained. The surgically induced astigmatism (SIA) of the simulated incisions according to the Lindstrom nomogram was computed by finite ray tracing. However, paraxial computations would yield slightly different results (undercorrection of astigmatism). In addition, arcuate incisions would induce significant amounts of HOAs. Finite-element models, together with finite ray-tracing computations, yielded realistic simulations of the biomechanical and optical changes induced by relaxing incisions. The model reproduced the SIA indicated by the Lindstrom nomogram for the simulated incisions and predicted a significant increase in optical aberrations induced by arcuate keratotomy.

  16. Cat keratoplasty wound healing and corneal astigmatism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tripoli, N K; Cohen, K L; Proia, A D

    1992-01-01

    A major contributor to postkeratoplasty astigmatism may be donor/recipient disparity. Deficient or excess cornea at the wound is thought to influence the directions of the steep and flat meridians. Using an established model of penetrating keratoplasty in the cat, this study evaluated the morphometry of histopathologic wound features in the steep and flat meridians. Thirteen cats had successful penetrating keratoplasties after intentionally misshapen donor corneas were misaligned in misshapen recipient beds. At 9.50 +/- 0.32 (mean +/- 1 SEM) months after keratoplasty, photokeratography was performed and analyzed, corneas were sectioned along the steep and flat meridians, and four histologic sections were processed. Features of the wounds were measured using a Zeiss Videoplan. The relationships between the morphometry of each feature and every other feature, between the morphometry of each feature and eccentricity, and between the steep and flat section morphometry of each feature were statistically evaluated. Epithelial thickness, area of lamellar alteration, length of Descemet's membrane produced postoperatively, and the depth that preoperative Descemet's membrane was embedded in the stroma were correlated with eccentricity (corneal astigmatism). Stromal thickness and the presence or absence of folded and fragmented Descemet's membrane were not correlated with eccentricity. Wound morphometry at the steep meridians was neither correlated with nor significantly different from wound morphometry at the flat meridians. Differences between healing at the steep and flat meridians were not likely contributors to astigmatism. Disproportionate availability of tissue in wound regions may have affected healing throughout the entire wound over time. The absence of Bowman's layer in cats restricts application of our results to understanding the etiology of corneal astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty in humans.

  17. Assessment and statistics of surgically induced astigmatism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Naeser, Kristian

    2008-05-01

    The aim of the thesis was to develop methods for assessment of surgically induced astigmatism (SIA) in individual eyes, and in groups of eyes. The thesis is based on 12 peer-reviewed publications, published over a period of 16 years. In these publications older and contemporary literature was reviewed(1). A new method (the polar system) for analysis of SIA was developed. Multivariate statistical analysis of refractive data was described(2-4). Clinical validation studies were performed. The description of a cylinder surface with polar values and differential geometry was compared. The main results were: refractive data in the form of sphere, cylinder and axis may define an individual patient or data set, but are unsuited for mathematical and statistical analyses(1). The polar value system converts net astigmatisms to orthonormal components in dioptric space. A polar value is the difference in meridional power between two orthogonal meridians(5,6). Any pair of polar values, separated by an arch of 45 degrees, characterizes a net astigmatism completely(7). The two polar values represent the net curvital and net torsional power over the chosen meridian(8). The spherical component is described by the spherical equivalent power. Several clinical studies demonstrated the efficiency of multivariate statistical analysis of refractive data(4,9-11). Polar values and formal differential geometry describe astigmatic surfaces with similar concepts and mathematical functions(8). Other contemporary methods, such as Long's power matrix, Holladay's and Alpins' methods, Zernike(12) and Fourier analyses(8), are correlated to the polar value system. In conclusion, analysis of SIA should be performed with polar values or other contemporary component systems. The study was supported by Statens Sundhedsvidenskabeligt Forskningsråd, Cykelhandler P. Th. Rasmussen og Hustrus Mindelegat, Hotelejer Carl Larsen og Hustru Nicoline Larsens Mindelegat, Landsforeningen til Vaern om Synet

  18. Perioperative modulating factors on astigmatism in sutured cataract surgery.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cho, Yang Kyeung; Kim, Man Soo

    2009-12-01

    To evaluate the factors that affect postoperative astigmatism and post-suture removal astigmatism, and to evaluate the risk factors associated with astigmatism axis shift. We performed a retrospective chart review of 130 eyes that had undergone uneventful phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Preoperative astigmatism was divided into four groups (Groups I, II, III, and IV) according to the differences between the axis of preoperative astigmatism (flattest axis) and the incision axis (105 degrees). We analyzed the magnitude and axis of the induced astigmatism after the operation and after suture removal in each group. We also analyzed the factors which affected the postoperative astigmatism and post-suture removal astigmatism in each sub-group of Groups I, II, III, and IV, excluding postoperative or post-suture removal axis shift (specifically, Group I(WAS), II(WAS), III(WAS), and IV(WAS)). We identified the variables associated with the prevalence of postoperative astigmatism axis shift and those associated with the prevalence of post-suture removal axis shift. An increase in the magnitude of postoperative astigmatism was associated with an increase in the preoperative magnitude of astigmatism in Groups I(WAS), II(WAS), and III(WAS) (pastigmatism was associated with an increase in the corneal tunnel length in Groups III(WAS) and IV(WAS) (psuture removal astigmatism was associated with an increase in the magnitude of postoperative astigmatism in Groups I(WAS) and IV(WAS) (psuture removal in Group IV(WAS) (psuture removal astigmatism was associated with late suture removal in Groups I(WAS) and II(WAS). A logistic regression analysis showed that the prevalence of post-suture removal astigmatism axis shift was associated with increased corneal tunnel length, decreased magnitude of postoperative astigmatism, and early suture removal. In order to reduce postoperative and post-suture removal astigmatism, we recommend a short corneal tunnel length and late suture removal

  19. Dwell time algorithm for multi-mode optimization in manufacturing large optical mirrors

    Science.gov (United States)

    Liu, Zhenyu

    2014-08-01

    CCOS (Computer Controlled Optical Surfacing) is one of the most important method to manufacture optical surface. By controlling the dwell time of a polishing tool on the mirror we can get the desired material removal. As the optical surface becoming larger, traditional CCOS method can't meet the demand that manufacturing the mirror in higher efficiency and precision. This paper presents a new method using multi-mode optimization. By calculate the dwell time map of different tool in one optimization cycle, the larger tool and the small one have complementary advantages and obtain a global optimization for multi tool and multi-processing cycles. To calculate the dwell time of different tool at the same time we use multi-mode dwell time algorithm that based on matrix calculation. With this algorithm we did simulation experiment, the result shows using multi-mode optimization algorithm can improve the efficiency maintaining good precision.

  20. Four modes of optical parametric operation for squeezed state generation

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Andersen, Ulrik Lund; Buchler, B.C.; Lam, P.K.

    2003-01-01

    We report a versatile instrument, based on a monolithic optical parametric amplifier, which reliably generates four different types of squeezed light. We obtained vacuum squeezing, low power amplitude squeezing, phase squeezing and bright amplitude squeezing. We show a complete analysis...... of this light, including a full quantum state tomography. In addition we demonstrate the direct detection of the squeezed state statistics without the aid of a spectrum analyser. This technique makes the nonclassical properties directly visible and allows complete measurement of the statistical moments...

  1. Plasmonic mode converter for controlling optical impedance and nanoscale light-matter interaction.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hung, Yun-Ting; Huang, Chen-Bin; Huang, Jer-Shing

    2012-08-27

    To enable multiple functions of plasmonic nanocircuits, it is of key importance to control the propagation properties and the modal distribution of the guided optical modes such that their impedance matches to that of nearby quantum systems and desired light-matter interaction can be achieved. Here, we present efficient mode converters for manipulating guided modes on a plasmonic two-wire transmission line. The mode conversion is achieved through varying the path length, wire cross section and the surrounding index of refraction. Instead of pure optical interference, strong near-field coupling of surface plasmons results in great momentum splitting and modal profile variation. We theoretically demonstrate control over nanoantenna radiation and discuss the possibility to enhance nanoscale light-matter interaction. The proposed converter may find applications in surface plasmon amplification, index sensing and enhanced nanoscale spectroscopy.

  2. Electro-optic guided-to-radiation mode conversion in annealed proton-exchanged PPLN waveguides.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chang, J W; Chen, Y H; Tseng, Q H; Chang, W K; Deng, S L; Hsieh, C S

    2010-11-22

    We report the design and experimental demonstration of electro-optically active TM-guided to TE-radiation mode converters in annealed proton-exchanged (APE) periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) channel waveguides in telecom S-C-L bands (1495-1640 nm). A maximum mode conversion efficiency of >95%/cm was obtained at 1520 nm from a 24-μm-period APE PPLN waveguide under an electro-optic (EO) field of ~6.3 V/μm at 35°C. This efficiency has been enhanced by a factor of >4.6 over a waveguide built in the single-domain (unpoled) LiNbO3; it is also to the best of our knowledge the most efficient guided-to-radiation (GTR) mode converter ever reported based on LiNbO3 on-axis waveguides. A conversion bandwidth of ~250 nm was also observed from this EO GTR mode converter.

  3. [Clinical observation of astigmatism induced by corneal incision after phacoemulsification].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Xie, L; Zhu, G; Wang, X

    2001-03-01

    To evaluate the changes of astigmatism induced by corneal incision after phacoemulsification. Phacoemulsification was performed on 62 cases (78 eyes) without suture for a corneal incision. The changes of corneal astigmatism before and after operation in group A (incision at the superior nasal or superior temporal) and B (incision at the steepest corneal meridian) were compared. Three months after the operation, the surgical induced astigmatism was (0.83 plus minus 0.65) D and (0.72 plus minus 0.55) D in group A and B respectively. There was no significant difference, statistically (P > 0.05). The changes of corneal astigmatism were 0.11 D and 0.39 D in group A and B respectively, the difference being statistically significant (P astigmatism is very small after a corneal incision in phacoemulsification without a suture. If the incision is placed on the steepest meridian, the corneal astigmatism can be significantly reduced postoperatively.

  4. Interaction of laser-cooled $^{87}$Rb atoms with higher order modes of an optical nanofiber

    CERN Document Server

    Kumar, Ravi; Maimaiti, Aili; Deasy, Kieran; Frawley, Mary C; Chormaic, Síle Nic

    2013-01-01

    Optical nanofibers can be used to confine light to submicron regions and are very promising for the realization of optical fiber-based quantum networks using cold, neutral atoms. Light propagating in the higher order modes of a nanofiber has a greater evanescent field extension around the waist in comparison with the fundamental mode, leading to a stronger interaction with the surrounding environment. In this work, we report on the integration of a few-mode, optical nanofiber, with a waist diameter of ~700 nm, into a magneto-optical trap for $^{87}$Rb atoms. The nanofiber is fabricated from 80 $\\mu$m diameter fiber using a brushed hydrogen-oxygen flame pulling rig. We show that absorption by laser-cooled atoms around the waist of the nanofiber is stronger when probe light is guided in the higher order modes than in the fundamental mode. As predicted by Masalov and Minogin*, fluorescent light from the atoms coupling in to the nanofiber through the waist has a higher pumping rate (5.8 times) for the higher-orde...

  5. Quantum-limited timing jitter characterization of mode-locked lasers by asynchronous optical sampling.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Shi, Haosen; Song, Youjian; Yu, JiaHe; Li, Runmin; Hu, Minglie; Wang, Chingyue

    2017-01-09

    We demonstrate a novel time domain timing jitter characterization method for ultra-low noise mode-locked lasers. An asynchronous optical sampling (ASOPS) technique is employed, allowing timing jitter statistics on a magnified timescale. As a result, sub femtosecond period jitter of an optical pulse train can be readily accessible to slow detectors and electronics (~100 MHz). The concept is applied to determine the quantum-limited timing jitter for a passively mode-locked Er-fiber laser. Period jitter histogram is acquired following an eye diagram analysis routinely used in electronics. The identified diffusion constant for pulse timing agrees well with analytical solution of perturbed master equation.

  6. Reduction of thermal conductivity by low energy multi-Einstein optic modes

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Huili Liu

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The lattice dynamics and thermal transport in Cu2-δSe compounds were investigated via theoretical calculations, neutron measurement, and characterization of thermal properties. The results show that binary ordered Cu2-δSe has an extremely low lattice thermal conductivity at low temperatures. The low energy multi-Einstein optic modes are the dominant approach obtaining such an extremely low lattice thermal conductivity. It is indicated that the damped vibrations of copper ions could contribute to the low energy multi-Einstein optic modes, especially for those low energy branches at 2–4 meV.

  7. Treatment of corneal astigmatism with the new small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) laser technique: Is treatment of high degree astigmatism equally accurate, stable and safe as treatment of low degree astigmatism?

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Hansen, Rasmus Søgaard; Grauslund, Jakob; Lyhne, Niels

    98% of eyes with low astigmatism and 95% of eyes with high astigmatism (P=0.89) were within ±1.0 D. Stability: In total 38% of eyes with low astigmatism and 32% of eyes with high astigmatism (P=0.49) changed ≥0.5 D in refraction from one day to three months after surgery. Safety: Three eyes (0...... as treatment of low degree astigmatism. More eyes treated for high degree astigmatism lose two or more lines of BSCVA up to three months after surgery. Keywords Refractive surgery, astigmatism, SMILE...... for low or high degrees of astigmatism concerning accuracy, stability, and safety. Methods: Retrospective study of 1017 eyes treated with SMILE for myopia with low astigmatism or myopia with high astigmatism from 2011-2013 at the Department of Ophthalmology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark. Inclusion...

  8. Optical dual-mode index modulation aided OFDM for visible light communications

    Science.gov (United States)

    Mao, Tianqi; Jiang, Rui; Bai, Ruowen

    2017-05-01

    Dual-mode index modulation aided orthogonal frequency multiplexing (DM-OFDM) is recently proposed, where the spectral efficiency is enhanced compared with conventional OFDM schemes. In this paper, we propose two different optical DM-OFDM schemes for visible light communications, dual-mode index modulation aided DC-biased optical OFDM (DM-DCO-OFDM) and dual-mode index modulation aided unipolar OFDM (DM-U-OFDM). In the optical DM-OFDM schemes, subcarriers are partitioned into OFDM subblocks, divided into two groups within each subblock, and modulated by two different modes of constellations. Additional information bits can be transmitted implicitly by the indices of subcarriers modulated by the same constellation alphabet. In order to generate non-negative signals, the real-valued time-domain signals are DC-biased in DM-DCO-OFDM, whilst positive and negative signals are transmitted separately in DM-U-OFDM. At the receiver, both a maximum-likelihood (ML) detector and a log-likelihood ratio (LLR) detector are employed for signal demodulation. Besides, simulation results demonstrate that the proposed optical DM-OFDM schemes are capable of enhancing the spectral efficiency compared with other existing optical OFDM schemes, and DM-DCO-OFDM as well as DM-U-OFDM can achieve significant performance gains over their conventional counterparts at the same spectral efficiency, when the nonlinear transfer characteristic of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is considered.

  9. Defocus and magnification dependent variation of TEM image astigmatism

    OpenAIRE

    Yan, Rui; Li, Kunpeng; Jiang, Wen

    2018-01-01

    Daily alignment of the microscope is a prerequisite to reaching optimal lens conditions for high resolution imaging in cryo-EM. In this study, we have investigated how image astigmatism varies with the imaging conditions (e.g. defocus, magnification). We have found that the large change of defocus/magnification between visual correction of astigmatism and subsequent data collection tasks, or during data collection, will inevitably result in undesirable astigmatism in the final images. The dep...

  10. Review of self-focusing of high power lasers in large-mode-area optical fibers

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Zhao Chujun; Li Ying; Lei Dajun; Yang Hua; Wen Shuangchun; Fan Dianyuan; Wen Jianguo, E-mail: scwen@vip.sina.com [Key Laboratory for Micro/Nano Optoelectronic Devices of Ministry of Education, School of Computer and Communication, Hunan University, Changsha 410082 (China)

    2011-02-01

    The main progress about the self-focusing of high power lasers in large-mode-area optical fiber has been reviewed. The theoretical models including the self-focusing effects have been discussed. Some different views on the whole beam self focusing and small scale self-focusing effects in optical fiber have been introduced. Moreover, the possible methods exceeding the bulk-media self-focusing threshold have been discussed and explored.

  11. Burst-mode gain switched technique for high peak and average optical energy extraction.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nikumb, S K; Seguin, H J; Seguin, V A; Willis, R J; Cheng, Z; Reshef, H

    1989-05-01

    The optical performance of a cw PIE CO(2) laser has been substantially improved through the adoption of a burst-mode gain switching technique. The approach has provided a doubling of the average beam power extractable from the device. With appropriate optimization, the process could possibly permit the attainment of pulsed energy extraction in the kilohertz range, and with average optical powers within the several tens of kilowatt category.

  12. Entangling optical and microwave cavity modes by means of a nanomechanical resonator

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Barzanjeh, Sh. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Isfahan, Hezar Jerib, 81746-73441 Isfahan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); School of Science and Technology, Physics Division, Universita di Camerino, I-62032 Camerino, Macerata (Italy); Vitali, D.; Tombesi, P. [School of Science and Technology, Physics Division, Universita di Camerino, I-62032 Camerino, Macerata (Italy); Milburn, G. J. [Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems, School of Physical Sciences, University of Queensland, Saint Lucia, Queensland 4072 (Australia)

    2011-10-15

    We propose a scheme that is able to generate stationary continuous-variable entanglement between an optical and a microwave cavity mode by means of their common interaction with a nanomechanical resonator. We show that when both cavities are intensely driven, one can generate bipartite entanglement between any pair of the tripartite system, and that, due to entanglement sharing, optical-microwave entanglement is efficiently generated at the expense of microwave-mechanical and optomechanical entanglement.

  13. ONU power saving modes in next generation optical access networks: progress, efficiency and challenges.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Dixit, Abhishek; Lannoo, Bart; Colle, Didier; Pickavet, Mario; Demeester, Piet

    2012-12-10

    The optical network unit (ONU), installed at a customer's premises, accounts for about 60% of power in current fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. We propose a power consumption model for the ONU and evaluate the ONU power consumption in various next generation optical access (NGOA) architectures. Further, we study the impact of the power savings of the ONU in various low power modes such as power shedding, doze and sleep.

  14. Celiac disease biodetection using lossy-mode resonances generated in tapered single-mode optical fibers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Socorro, A. B.; Corres, J. M.; Del Villar, I.; Matias, I. R.; Arregui, F. J.

    2014-05-01

    This work presents the development and test of an anti-gliadin antibodies biosensor based on lossy mode resonances (LMRs) to detect celiac disease. Several polyelectrolites were used to perform layer-by-layer assembly processes in order to generate the LMR and to fabricate a gliadin-embedded thin-film. The LMR shifted 20 nm when immersed in a 5 ppm anti-gliadin antibodies-PBS solution, what makes this bioprobe suitable for detecting celiac disease. This is the first time, to our knowledge, that LMRs are used to detect celiac disease and these results suppose promising prospects on the use of such phenomena as biological detectors.

  15. Robustness versus thermal effects of single-mode operation of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with engineered leakage of high-order transverse optical modes

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kalosha, V. P.; Shchukin, V. A.; Ledentsov, N. N.; Kropp, J.-R.; Ledentsov, N. N.

    2017-02-01

    Design of the oxide-confined vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) with enhanced engineered lateral leakage of high-order transverse optical modes is studied by three-dimensional optical modeling to evaluate the robustness of the leakage selection approach with respect to thermal effects. Both Joule heat and heat generated by the free carrier absorption of the optical mode in the doped semiconductor layers and their impact on the refractive index profile are considered. We show that for typical regimes of the VCSEL design and operation absorption-induced heat exceeds by several times the Joule heat while the shape of the generated heated domains strongly differ. Modeling shows that well defined spectral separation between the transverse optical modes persists upon increase in injection current. Further, upon increase in current the lateral extension of the fundamental mode decreases and the mode shrinks towards the center of the VCSEL structure thus reducing the lateral leakage and increasing the mode lifetime, whereas similar effect for high-order transverse modes is much weaker. Thus the preferred conditions for the lasing of the fundamental mode persist and even improve upon current increase. At high currents the fundamental mode becomes favorable at all aperture diameters, also for those where the cold cavity approximation predicts preference for the excited mode lasing.

  16. [Analysis of postoperative astigmatism after phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhang, Q; Sheng, Y; Li, Z

    2000-11-01

    To study the corneal astigmatism and the changes of surgically induced astigmatism after phacoemulsification with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Thirty-eight eyes of 38 patients treated with phacoemulsification through a superior inversed frown shaped scleral incision were examined by corneal topography and auto-ref-keratometer preoperatively, one day, one month and three months postoperatively. The postoperative corneal astigmatism at one day, one month and three months were (1.10 +/- 0.71), (1.08 +/- 0.66) and (0.87 +/- 0.55) D respectively. There was no statistic significance between the postoperative astigmatism at three months and at preoperative one day (P > 0.05). The mean surgically-induced astigmatism at postoperative one day, one month and three months were (1.37 +/- 1.03), (1.24 +/- 0.93) and (1.04 +/- 0.75) D respectively. There was significant difference between the astigmatism at three months and at one day postoperatively (P incision with no suture has little effect on corneal astigmatism. Vector analysis can systemically evaluate surgically induced astigmatism. The results of corneal topography are more reliable to reflect changes in corneal curvature than that of auto-ref-keratometer, and corneal topography has more important clinical value in evaluating surgically induced astigmatism.

  17. Toric soft contact lens fit in a postoperative LASIK keratoectasia patient with high and irregular astigmatism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Roncone, David P

    2011-12-01

    Keratoectasia is a rare but well-known complication after laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). Patients with this condition can have high and irregular astigmatism. When the treatment of the high astigmatic correction cannot be accomplished surgically or when the keratoectasia patient rejects surgical enhancement, optical correction with devices such as soft or rigid gas-permeable contact lenses may be pursued. In fact, toric soft contact lenses are a good first option for fitting postoperative keratoectasia patients. A 58-year-old white male presented for an examination with a complaint of decreased distance vision in the right eye (OD) after having traditional LASIK for myopia with astigmatism in both eyes (OU) in 1999 and limbal relaxing incision enhancement OD in 2003. Refraction showed high mixed astigmatism OD (+1.75 -5.75×075). Slit lamp examination found irregularity of the cornea, evidenced by an inferior cone with pigmented Fleischer ring OD. Video keratometry had keratometry readings of 43.50 at 160, 39.87 at 070, elevated shape measure (0.40), elevated corneal irregularity measure (3.96), an inferior cone on the elevation map, and asymmetric bowtie with elongation inferonasally on the axial map, which confirmed the diagnosis of postoperative keratoectasia. Because new surgical treatments at that time for corneal ectasia were in their infancy and not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the patient opted for a trial toric soft contact lens fitting, which improved his corrected distance visual acuity to 20/25. This case report confirms that toric soft contact lenses are a good first choice in fitting patients with high and irregular astigmatism from postoperative LASIK corneal ectasia. It also confirms that excellent vision and comfort with toric soft contact lenses is possible in these patients. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  18. Comparison of the induced astigmatism after temporal clear corneal tunnel incisions of different sizes.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kohnen, T; Dick, B; Jacobi, K W

    1995-07-01

    A prospective, randomized study compared the surgically induced astigmatism after 3.5 mm, 4.0 mm, and 5.0 mm temporal corneal tunnel incisions over six months. We studied 60 eyes of 60 patients who had phacoemulsification through a two-step clear corneal tunnel incision and implantation of one of three posterior chamber intraocular lenses (IOLs). Patients were divided into three groups of 20 each: Group A, cartridge injection of a foldable plate-haptic silicone IOL through a 3.5 mm self-sealing incision; Group B, cartridge injection of a disc silicone IOL through a 4.0 mm self-sealing incision; Group C, 5.0 mm optic poly(methyl methacrylate) IOL through a 5.0 mm incision with one radial suture. Corneal topography data were obtained using a computerized videokeratographic analysis system preoperatively and one week and six months postoperatively. Vector analysis was performed to calculate the surgically induced astigmatism. After the first postoperative week, mean induced astigmatism was 0.63 diopters (D) (+/- 0.41) in Group A, 0.64 D (+/- 0.35) in Group B, and 0.91 D (+/- 0.77) in Group C. After six months, it was 0.37 D (+/- 0.14) in Group A, 0.56 D (+/- 0.34) in Group B, and 0.70 D (+/- 0.50) in Group C. Surgically induced astigmatism was significantly lower in Group A than in Group B (P incisions induced clinically minimal astigmatism over six months postoperatively depending on incision size.

  19. Self-mode-locked Laguerre-Gaussian beam with staged topological charge by thermal-optical field coupling.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhang, Yuxia; Yu, Haohai; Zhang, Huaijin; Xu, Xiaodong; Xu, Jun; Wang, Jiyang

    2016-03-07

    A light beam with a helical phase is associated with an optical vortex and carries optical orbital angular momentum. Mode-locked optical vortex pulses impart orbital angular momentum to photons in short pulses and have attractive applications. However, due to the conflict between mature mode-locking and the generation of optical vortices, directly generated mode-locked optical vortex short pulses seem to be unavailable, thus constraining the development and applications of optical vortex short pulses. Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) modes are eigenfunctions for a laser cavity. Besides carrying optical orbital angular momentum, LG beams also have self-healing and quasi-nondiffracting properties. Here, we report the realization of a self-mode-locked LG lasers with tunable orbital angular momentum. By coupling between the thermal and optical fields, the orbital angular momentum was found to be staged. These results verify the possibility of direct mode-locking of optical vortices, and may open the way for several applications of short pulses. Moreover, mode-locked pulses with high-repetition rates also have particularly attractive applications such as optical frequency comb spectroscopy, high capacity optical networks, spectroscopy of metallic nanoparticles, arbitrary waveform generation, etc..

  20. Silicon Oxynitride Optical Waveguide Ring Resonator Utilizing a Two-Mode Interferometer Structure

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kaixin Chen

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Silicon oxynitride (SiOxNy, SiON optical waveguide ring resonator, in which a two-mode interferometer is used to replace the directional coupler in a conventional ring resonator, has been designed and fabricated. Preliminary results exhibit the same of free spectral range of 100 GHz but different quality factors of 3700 and 3900 at 1550 nm for transverse electric (TE and transverse magnetic (TM mode, respectively. The extinction ratio is more than 18 dB over the entire C-band, and the insertion loss is lower than 9.5 dB for TE and TM mode.

  1. Observation of sound-induced corneal vibrational modes by optical coherence tomography

    OpenAIRE

    Akca, B. Imran; Chang, Ernest W.; Kling, Sabine; Ramier, Antoine; Scarcelli, Giuliano; Marcos, Susana; Yun, Seok H.

    2015-01-01

    The mechanical stability of the cornea is critical for maintaining its normal shape and refractive function. Here, we report an observation of the mechanical resonance modes of the cornea excited by sound waves and detected by using phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography. The cornea in bovine eye globes exhibited three resonance modes in a frequency range of 50-400 Hz. The vibration amplitude of the fundamental mode at 80-120 Hz was ~8 µm at a sound pressure level of 100 dB (2 Pa). Vibr...

  2. Large ion Coulomb crystals: A near-ideal medium for coupling optical cavity modes to matter

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Dantan, Aurélien; Albert, Magnus; Marler, Joan

    2009-01-01

    We present an investigation of the coherent coupling of various transverse field modes of an optical cavity to ion Coulomb crystals. The obtained experimental results, which include the demonstration of identical collective coupling rates for different transverse modes of a cavity field to ions...... in the same large Coulomb crystal, are in excellent agreement with theoretical predictions. The results furthermore suggest that Coulomb crystals in the future may serve as near-ideal media for high-fidelity multimode quantum information processing and communication purposes, including the generation...... and storage of single-photon qubits encoded in different transverse modes....

  3. Polarization dynamics induced by parallel optical injection in a single-mode VCSEL.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Denis-le Coarer, Florian; Quirce, Ana; Valle, Ángel; Pesquera, Luis; Sciamanna, Marc; Thienpont, Hugo; Panajotov, Krassimir

    2017-06-01

    We report an experimental study of the polarization nonlinear dynamics in a 1550 nm single-mode vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) subject to parallel optical injection. Experimentally measured stability maps identifying regions of different nonlinear dynamics for various values of bias current are reported. We show that VCSELs with more than a 35 dB polarization mode suppression ratio can have rich nonlinear dynamics in both linear polarizations, including periodic and chaotic behaviors appearing simultaneously in both polarization modes.

  4. Extended depth of focus intra-ocular lens: a solution for presbyopia and astigmatism

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zlotnik, Alex; Raveh, Ido; Ben Yaish, Shai; Yehezkel, Oren; Belkin, Michael; Zalevsky, Zeev

    2010-02-01

    Purpose: Subjects after cataract removal and intra-ocular lens (IOL) implantation lose their accommodation capability and are left with a monofocal visual system. The IOL refraction and the precision of the surgery determine the focal distance and amount of astigmatic aberrations. We present a design, simulations and experimental bench testing of a novel, non-diffractive, non-multifocal, extended depth of focus (EDOF) technology incorporated into an IOL that allows the subject to have astigmatic and chromatic aberrations-free continuous focusing ability from 35cm to infinity as well as increased tolerance to IOL decentration. Methods: The EDOF element was engraved on a surface of a monofocal rigid IOL as a series of shallow (less than one micron deep) concentric grooves around the optical axis. These grooves create an interference pattern extending the focus from a point to a length of about one mm providing a depth of focus of 3.00D (D stands for Diopters) with negligible loss of energy at any point of the focus while significantly reducing the astigmatic aberration of the eye and that generated during the IOL implantation. The EDOF IOL was tested on an optical bench simulating the eye model. In the experimental testing we have explored the characteristics of the obtained EDOF capability, the tolerance to astigmatic aberrations and decentration. Results: The performance of the proposed IOL was tested for pupil diameters of 2 to 5mm and for various spectral illuminations. The MTF charts demonstrate uniform performance of the lens for up to 3.00D at various illumination wavelengths and pupil diameters while preserving a continuous contrast of above 25% for spatial frequencies of up to 25 cycles/mm. Capability of correcting astigmatism of up to 1.00D was measured. Conclusions: The proposed EDOF IOL technology was tested by numerical simulations as well as experimentally characterized on an optical bench. The new lens is capable of solving presbyopia and astigmatism

  5. Two-mode fiber-optic resonant ring interferometer as a sensor.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Jae, L H; Oh, M; Kim, Y

    1990-02-01

    A fiber-optic resonant ring interferometer using a directional coupler was fabricated using a single-mode fiber. It is an unbalanced interferometer functioning on the optical path-length difference. We have measured the phase shift caused by temperature changes with this setup and can determine the direction of temperature variance when a light source of appropriate wavelength is used. Using a prism output coupler for an optical fiber in the resonant ring interferometer, we determine the intensity variation of the radiation pattern caused by the thermally induced phase shift.

  6. Harnessing mode-selective nonlinear optics for on-chip multi-channel all-optical signal processing

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ming Ma

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available All-optical signal processing based on nonlinear optical effects allows for the realization of important functions in telecommunications including wavelength conversion, optical multiplexing/demultiplexing, Fourier transformation, and regeneration, amongst others, on ultrafast time scales to support high data rate transmission. In integrated photonic subsystems, the majority of all-optical signal processing systems demonstrated to date typically process only a single channel at a time or perform a single processing function, which imposes a serious limitation on the functionality of integrated solutions. Here, we demonstrate how nonlinear optical effects can be harnessed in a mode-selective manner to perform simultaneous multi-channel (two and multi-functional optical signal processing (i.e., regenerative wavelength conversion in an integrated silicon photonic device. This approach, which can be scaled to a higher number of channels, opens up a new degree of freedom for performing a broad range of multi-channel nonlinear optical signal processing functions using a single integrated photonic device.

  7. Harnessing mode-selective nonlinear optics for on-chip multi-channel all-optical signal processing

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ma, Ming; Chen, Lawrence R.

    2016-11-01

    All-optical signal processing based on nonlinear optical effects allows for the realization of important functions in telecommunications including wavelength conversion, optical multiplexing/demultiplexing, Fourier transformation, and regeneration, amongst others, on ultrafast time scales to support high data rate transmission. In integrated photonic subsystems, the majority of all-optical signal processing systems demonstrated to date typically process only a single channel at a time or perform a single processing function, which imposes a serious limitation on the functionality of integrated solutions. Here, we demonstrate how nonlinear optical effects can be harnessed in a mode-selective manner to perform simultaneous multi-channel (two) and multi-functional optical signal processing (i.e., regenerative wavelength conversion) in an integrated silicon photonic device. This approach, which can be scaled to a higher number of channels, opens up a new degree of freedom for performing a broad range of multi-channel nonlinear optical signal processing functions using a single integrated photonic device.

  8. Optical flip-flop: Based on two-coupled mode-locked ring lasers

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Tangdiongga, E.; Yang, X.X.; Li, Z.; Liu, Y.S.; Lenstra, D.; Khoe, G.D.; Dorren, H.J.S.

    2005-01-01

    We report an all-optical flip-flop that is based on two coupled actively mode-locked fiber ring lasers. The lasers are coupled so that when one of the lasers lases, it quenches lasing in the other laser. The state of the flip-flop is determined by the wavelength of the laser that is currently

  9. Investigation of whispering gallery modes in microlasers by scanning near-field optical microscopy

    Science.gov (United States)

    Polubavkina, Yu S.; Kryzhanovskaya, N. V.; Nadtochiy, A. M.; Mintairov, A. M.; Lipovsky, A. A.; Scherbak, S. A.; Kulagina, M. M.; Maximov, M. V.; Zhukov, A. E.

    2017-11-01

    Near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM) with a spatial resolution below the light diffraction limit was used to study intensity distributions of the whispering gallery modes (WGMs) in quantum dot-based microdisk and microring lasers on GaAs with different outer diameters. Room temperature microphotoluminescence study (μPL) reveal lasing in microlasers of both geometries.

  10. Analysis of Optical Fiber Complex Propagation Matrix on the Basis of Vortex Modes

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Lyubopytov, Vladimir S.; Tatarczak, Anna; Lu, Xiaofeng

    2016-01-01

    We propose and experimentally demonstrate a novel method for reconstruction of the complex propagation matrix of optical fibers supporting propagation of multiple vortex modes. This method is based on the azimuthal decomposition approach and allows the complex matrix elements to be determined by ...

  11. Generation of Squeezing in Higher Order Hermite-Gaussian Modes with an Optical Parametric Amplifier

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Lassen, Mikael Østergaard; Delaubert, Vincent; Harb, Charles C.

    2006-01-01

    We demonstrate quantum correlations in the transverse plane of continuous wave light beams by producing -4.0 dB, -2.6 dB and -1.5 dB of squeezing in the TEM_{00}, TEM_{10} and TEM_{20} Hermite-Gauss modes with an optical parametric amplifier, respectively. This has potential applications in quantum...

  12. Large Optical Nonlinearity of Surface Plasmon Modes on Thin Gold Films

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Huck, Alexander; Witthaut, Dirk; Kumar, Shailesh

    2013-01-01

    We investigate the optical nonlinear effects of a long-range surface plasmon polariton mode propagating on a thin gold film. These effects may play a key role in the design of future nanophotonic circuits as they allow for the realization of active plasmonic elements. We demonstrate a significant...

  13. Observation of magnetic domains using a reflection mode scanning near-field optical microscope

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Durkam, C.; Shvets, I.V.; Lodder, J.C.

    1997-01-01

    It is demonstrated that it is possible to image magnetic domains with a resolution of better than 60 nm with the Kerr effect in a reflection-mode scanning near-field optical microscope. Images taken of tracks of thermomagnetically prewritten bits in a Co/Pt multilayer structure magnetized out-of

  14. Optical injection locking of transverse modes in 1.3-µm wavelength coupled-VCSEL arrays.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Long, C M; Mutter, L; Dwir, B; Mereuta, A; Caliman, A; Sirbu, A; Iakovlev, V; Kapon, E

    2014-09-08

    Optical injection locking of 1.3-µm phase-locked VCSEL arrays defined by patterned tunnel junctions and wafer fusion is investigated experimentally and theoretically. The impact of the overlap between the master laser injection beam and the injected modes is demonstrated and explained with a rate equation model that incorporates the spatial variations.

  15. Theoretical and experimental study of high-Q resonant modes in terahertz optical systems

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Jellema, Willem; Withington, S.; Trappe, Neil; Murphy, J. A.; Wild, Wolfgang

    2004-01-01

    The existence of multiple reflections in terahertz optical system causes numerous problems in applications ranging from astronomical to medical instrumentation. We have performed a detailed theoretical study, using waveguide and free-space modal matching, of the high-Q modes that appear on THz

  16. Development of IR single mode optical fibers for DARWIN-nulling interferometry

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Chakkalakkal Abdulla, S.M.; Cheng, L.K.; Bosch, B. van den; Dijkhuizen, N.; Nieuwland, R.A.; Gielesen, W.L.M.; Lucas, J.; Boussard-Plédel, C.; Conseil, C.; Bureau, B.; Carmo, J.P. do

    2014-01-01

    The DARWIN mission aims to detect weak infra-red emission lines from distant orbiting earth-like planets using nulling interferometry. This requires filtering of wavefront errors using single mode waveguides operating at a wavelength range of 6.5-20 μm. This article describes the optical design of

  17. All-optical tunable buffering with coupled ultra-high Q whispering gallery mode microcavities.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yoshiki, Wataru; Honda, Yoshihiro; Tetsumoto, Tomohiro; Furusawa, Kentaro; Sekine, Norihiko; Tanabe, Takasumi

    2017-09-06

    All-optical tunable buffering was recently achieved on a chip by using dynamically tuned coupled mode induced transparency, which is an optical analogue of electromagnetically induced transparency. However, the small Q s of about 105 used in those systems were limiting the maximum buffering time to a few hundred ps. Although employing an ultra-high Q whispering gallery mode (WGM) microcavity can significantly improve the maximum buffering time, the dynamic tuning of the WGM has remained challenging because thermo-optic and pressure tunings, which are widely used for WGM microcavities, have a very slow response. Here we demonstrate all-optical tunable buffering utilizing coupled ultra-high Q WGM cavities and the Kerr effect. The Kerr effect can change the refractive index instantaneously, and this allowed us to tune the WGM cavity very quickly. In addition, from among the various WGM cavities we employed a silica toroid microcavity for our experiments because it has an ultra-high Q factor (>2 × 107) and a small mode volume, and can be fabricated on a chip. Use of the Kerr effect and the silica toroid microcavity enabled us to observe an on-chip all-optical tunable buffering operation and achieve a maximum buffering time of 20 ns.

  18. Optical implementation of cipher block chaining mode algorithm using phase-shifting digital holography

    Science.gov (United States)

    Jeon, Seok-Hee; Gil, Sang-Keun

    2016-12-01

    We propose an optical design of cipher block chaining (CBC) encryption mode using digital holography, which is implemented by the two-step quadrature phase-shifting digital holographic encryption technique using orthogonal polarization. A block of plain text is encrypted with the encryption key by applying the two-step phase-shifting digital holographic method; then, it is changed into cipher text blocks which are digital holograms. Optically, these digital holograms with the encrypted information are Fourier transform holograms and are recorded onto charge-coupled devices with 256 quantization gray levels. This means that the proposed optical CBC encryption is a scheme that has an analog-type of pseudorandom pattern information in the cipher text, while the conventional electronic CBC encryption is a kind of bitwise block message encryption processed by digital bits. Also, the proposed method enables the cryptosystem to have higher security strength and faster processing than the conventional electronic method because of the large two-dimensional (2-D) array key space and parallel processing. The results of computer simulations verify that the proposed optical CBC encryption design is very effective in CBC mode due to fast and secure optical encryption of 2-D data and shows the feasibility for the CBC encryption mode.

  19. High-sensitivity monitoring of micromechanical vibration using optical whispering gallery mode resonators

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Schliesser, A; Anetsberger, G; Riviere, R; Arcizet, O; Kippenberg, T J [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik, Hans-Kopfermann-Strasse 1, 85748 Garching (Germany)], E-mail: tjk@mpq.mpg.de

    2008-09-15

    The inherent coupling of optical and mechanical modes in high finesse optical microresonators provides a natural, highly sensitive transduction mechanism for micromechanical vibration. Using homodyne and polarization spectroscopy techniques, we achieve shot-noise limited displacement sensitivities of 10{sup -19} m Hz{sup -1/2}. In an unprecedented manner, this enables the detection and study of a variety of mechanical modes, which are identified as radial breathing, flexural and torsional modes using three-dimensional finite element modeling. Furthermore, a broadband equivalent displacement noise is measured and found to agree well with models for thermorefractive noise in silica dielectric cavities. Implications for ground-state cooling, displacement sensing and Kerr squeezing are discussed.

  20. Optical phase modulation based on directly modulated reflection-mode OIL-VCSEL.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Guo, Peng; Sun, Tao; Yang, Weijian; Parekh, Devang; Zhang, Cheng; Xie, Xiaopeng; Chang-Hasnain, Connie J; Xu, Anshi; Chen, Zhangyuan

    2013-09-23

    Optical phase modulation based on directly modulated reflection-mode optically injection-locked VCSEL is investigated based on standard OIL rate equations and reflection-mode OIL model. The phase information of both static and dynamic state is simulated. The difference of static state phase information between transmission- and reflection-mode OIL is numerically analyzed. With specific OIL parameters, the output power of directly modulated OIL-VCSEL remains constant and phase deviation of 0.934π rad is obtained. Results show that a directly modulated OIL-VCSEL can function as a key component in QPSK or 8PSK transmitters. Preliminary 2.5 Gb/s PSK modulation characteristic is demonstrated experimentally.

  1. Ionophore-based ion-selective optical nanosensors operating in exhaustive sensing mode.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Xie, Xiaojiang; Zhai, Jingying; Crespo, Gastón A; Bakker, Eric

    2014-09-02

    Ion selective optical sensors are typically interrogated under conditions where the sample concentration is not altered during measurement. We describe here an alternative exhaustive detection mode for ion selective optical sensors. This exhaustive sensor concept is demonstrated with ionophore-based nanooptodes either selective for calcium or the polycationic heparin antidote protamine. In agreement with a theoretical treatment presented here, linear calibration curves were obtained in the exhaustive detection mode instead of the sigmoidal curves for equilibrium-based sensors. The response range can be tuned by adjusting the nanosensor loading. The nanosensors showed average diameters of below 100 nm and the sensor response was found to be dramatically faster than that for film-based optodes. Due to the strong binding affinity of the exhaustive nanosensors, total calcium concentration in human blood plasma was successfully determined. Optical determination of protamine in human blood plasma using the exhaustive nanosensors was attempted, but was found to be less successful.

  2. Thermoacoustic optical path length stabilization in a single-mode optical fiber.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lewoczko-Adamczyk, Wojciech; Schiemangk, Max; Müller, Holger; Peters, Achim

    2009-02-01

    We present a simple technique to actively stabilize the optical path length in an optical fiber. A part of the fiber is coated with a thin, electrically conductive layer, which acts as a heater. The optical path length is thus modified by temperature-dependent changes in the refractive index and the mechanical length of the fiber. For the first time, we measure the dynamic response of the optical path length to the periodic changes of temperature and find it to be in agreement with our former theoretical prediction. The fiber's response to the temperature changes is determined by the speed of sound in quartz rather than by slow thermal diffusion. Making use of this fact, we succeeded in actively stabilizing the optical path length with a closed-loop bandwidth of 3.8 kHz.

  3. Laser-direct writing of single mode and multi-mode polymer step index waveguide structures for optical backplanes and interconnection assemblies

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kruse, Kevin; Middlebrook, Christopher

    2015-01-01

    A laser direct writing (LDW) method is implemented as a cost efficient polymer waveguide (WG) fabrication method for prototyping large substrates for optical backplanes and optical interconnection assemblies. The LDW setup utilizes a 3-axis air-bearing motion platform to reduce WG fabrication error to within ±0.15 μm. A UV laser diode coupled single mode fiber with a focusing lens module is capable of LDW WGs at both multimode (50 μm) and single mode (6 μm) dimensions. Correlation between LDW parameters and fabricated WG dimensions using Dow Corning® OE-4140 UV-Cured Optical Elastomer (ncore = 1.5142, nclad = 1.5064) is discussed theoretically and confirmed experimentally for both applications. A theoretical model is developed and utilized for producing LDW multi-mode (0.04 dB/cm, λ = 850 nm) and single mode (0.55 dB/cm, λ = 1310 nm) WGs. Measured propagation losses of LDW WGs are comparable to losses of photolithographic multi-mode (0.04 dB/cm @ 850 nm) and single mode (0.59 dB/cm @ 1310 nm) WG builds. LDW multi-mode and single mode WG radial bend and crossing losses are evaluated for advanced optical communication channel routing capabilities and do not exhibit significant deviations from photolithographic-manufactured WG device loss.

  4. Characteristics of astigmatism in Black South African high school ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Background: Astigmatism impairs vision at various distances and causes symptoms of asthenopia which negatively impacts reading efficiency. Objective: The aim of conducting this study was to determine the prevalence and distribution of astigmatism and its relationship to gender, age, school grade levels and spherical ...

  5. Experimental circular keratotomy for correction of corneal astigmatism

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Wijdh, RH; van Rij, G

    1998-01-01

    PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of circular keratotomy depth and diameter on corneal astigmatism. METHODS: High astigmatism was induced in 25 human donor eyes by an anterior radial 7-0 silk suture across the corneoscleral limbus. With a 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, or 7.5 mm trephine, a 0.3 mm deep circular

  6. AcrySof toric intraocular lens for post-keratoplasty astigmatism

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Nishant Gupta

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available We report a 63-year-old male who had undergone left eye optical penetrating keratoplasty for central leucomatous corneal opacity 10 years earlier. The eye had clear donor graft with residual astigmatism of −6.50 diopter cylinder (DC at 30°. The patient underwent clear corneal phacoemulsification with implantation of +6.0 D spherical equivalent AcrySof SN60T9 intraocular lens (IOL. Postoperatively, at 10 months, the patient had distance corrected visual acuity of 20/30 with −2.00 DC at 20°. AcrySof toric IOL offers an effective treatment option for post-keratoplasty high corneal astigmatism in patients with cataract.

  7. Harnessing temporal modes for multi-photon quantum information processing based on integrated optics.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Harder, G; Ansari, V; Bartley, T J; Brecht, B; Silberhorn, C

    2017-08-06

    In the last few decades, there has been much progress on low loss waveguides, very efficient photon-number detectors and nonlinear processes. Engineered sum-frequency conversion is now at a stage where it allows operation on arbitrary temporal broadband modes, thus making the spectral degree of freedom accessible for information coding. Hereby the information is often encoded into the temporal modes of a single photon. Here, we analyse the prospect of using multi-photon states or squeezed states in different temporal modes based on integrated optics devices. We describe an analogy between mode-selective sum-frequency conversion and a network of spatial beam splitters. Furthermore, we analyse the limits on the achievable squeezing in waveguides with current technology and the loss limits in the conversion process.This article is part of the themed issue 'Quantum technology for the 21st century'. © 2017 The Author(s).

  8. Wavelength Dependence of the Polarization Singularities in a Two-Mode Optical Fiber

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    V. V. G. Krishna Inavalli

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available We present here an experimental demonstration of the wavelength dependence of the polarization singularities due to linear combination of the vector modes excited directly in a two-mode optical fiber. The coherent superposition of the vector modes excited by linearly polarized Gaussian beam as offset skew rays propagated in a helical path inside the fiber results in the generation of phase singular beams with edge dislocation in the fiber output. The polarization character of these beams is found to change dramatically with wavelength—from left-handed elliptically polarized edge dislocation to right-handed elliptically polarized edge-dislocation through disclinations. The measured behaviour is understood as being due to intermodal dispersion of the polarization corrections to the propagating vector modes, as the wavelength of the input beam is scanned.

  9. Development of Whispering Gallery Mode Polymeric Micro-optical Electric Field Sensors

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ioppolo, Tindaro; Ötügen, Volkan; Ayaz, Ulas

    2013-01-01

    Optical modes of dielectric micro-cavities have received significant attention in recent years for their potential in a broad range of applications. The optical modes are frequently referred to as "whispering gallery modes" (WGM) or "morphology dependent resonances" (MDR) and exhibit high optical quality factors. Some proposed applications of micro-cavity optical resonators are in spectroscopy1, micro-cavity laser technology2, optical communications3-6 as well as sensor technology. The WGM-based sensor applications include those in biology7, trace gas detection8, and impurity detection in liquids9. Mechanical sensors based on microsphere resonators have also been proposed, including those for force10,11, pressure12, acceleration13 and wall shear stress14. In the present, we demonstrate a WGM-based electric field sensor, which builds on our previous studies15,16. A candidate application of this sensor is in the detection of neuronal action potential. The electric field sensor is based on polymeric multi-layered dielectric microspheres. The external electric field induces surface and body forces on the spheres (electrostriction effect) leading to elastic deformation. This change in the morphology of the spheres, leads to shifts in the WGM. The electric field-induced WGM shifts are interrogated by exciting the optical modes of the spheres by laser light. Light from a distributed feedback (DFB) laser (nominal wavelength of ~ 1.3 μm) is side-coupled into the microspheres using a tapered section of a single mode optical fiber. The base material of the spheres is polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). Three microsphere geometries are used: (1) PDMS sphere with a 60:1 volumetric ratio of base-to-curing agent mixture, (2) multi layer sphere with 60:1 PDMS core, in order to increase the dielectric constant of the sphere, a middle layer of 60:1 PDMS that is mixed with varying amounts (2% to 10% by volume) of barium titanate and an outer layer of 60:1 PDMS and (3) solid silica sphere

  10. Arcuate keratotomy for high postoperative keratoplasty astigmatism performed with the intralase femtosecond laser.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Buzzonetti, Luca; Petrocelli, Gianni; Laborante, Antonio; Mazzilli, Emilio; Gaspari, Mario; Valente, Paola

    2009-08-01

    To evaluate the refractive and keratometric effect of arcuate keratotomy performed using the IntraLase femtosecond laser (Abbott Medical Optics) in patients with high postoperative keratoplasty astigmatism. Nine eyes of nine patients (mean age 45 +/- 7.5 years; mean spherical equivalent refraction -2.50 +/- 3.60 diopters [D]) who had undergone a penetrating keratoplasty were considered. The subjective refraction was measured, and corneal thickness and keratometric parameters were calculated by the Pentacam (Oculus Optikgeräte). All uncomplicated surgeries were performed with the IntraLase femtosecond laser. Paired 70 degrees arc length incisions were performed at 80% depth of the corneal thickness. The mean optical zone was 5.9 mm. The side cut was 90 degrees. All incisions were performed in the graft itself. Mean change in best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), refractive and keratometric astigmatism, and spherical equivalent refraction was evaluated. Follow-up was 3 months. Refractive and keratometric data were analyzed using vector analysis as described by Alpins. A paired Student t test was used to compare preoperative and 3-month postoperative data. A P value .05). The mean refractive astigmatism decreased by 6.00 D (P < .05), whereas the mean keratometric value decreased by 4.60 D (P < .05). The mean spherical equivalent refraction did not change significantly. The surgical vectors in the refractive and keratometric analysis were calculated, showing good predictability. Arcuate keratotomy performed with the IntraLase femtosecond laser could be an effective, safe, and relatively predictable treatment of high postoperative keratoplasty astigmatism.

  11. Analysis of Few-Mode Multi-Core Fiber Splice Behavior Using an Optical Vector Network Analyzer

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Rommel, Simon; Mendinueta, Jose Manuel Delgado; Klaus, Werner

    2017-01-01

    The behavior of splices in a 3-mode 36-core fiber is analyzed using optical vector network analysis. Time-domain response analysis confirms splices may cause significant mode-mixing, while frequency-domain analysis shows splices may affect system level mode-dependent loss both positively...

  12. Astigmatic changes following pterygium removal: Comparison of 5 different methods

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Rana Altan-Yaycioglu

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aims: To investigate the effect of surgery type on the postoperative astigmatism in pterygium surgery. Settings and Design: Retrospective comparative clinical trial. Materials and Methods: Data of 240 eyes that underwent pterygium excision were investigated. Following removal of the pterygium, patients underwent 5 different types of surgeries: Conjunctival autograft with sutures (CAG-s or fibrin glue (CAG-g, conjunctival rotational flap (CRF, or amniotic membrane transplantation with either suture (AMT-s or with glue (AMT-g. The preoperative and postoperative keratometric measurements, evaluated using an automated keratorefractometer, were noted. Statistical Analysis: The overall changes in BCVA and astigmatic degree were evaluated using Wilcoxon signed rank test. The difference in astigmatic values between groups was calculated using one way analysis of variance (ANOVA. Results: The most commonly performed procedure was CAG-s (N = 115, followed by CAG-g (N = 53, CRF (N = 47, AMT-s (N = 15, and AMT-g (N = 10. Following surgery, astigmatic values decreased from 3.47 ± 2.50 D to 1.29 ± 1.07 D (P < 0.001, paired t test. The changes in astigmatism was significantly related to the preoperative size of the pterygium (ρ = 3.464, P = 0.005. The postoperative astigmatism correlated with preoperative astigmatism (ρ = 0.351, P < 0.001, Spearman correlation analysis. The changes in astigmatic values was not related to the method of surgery (P = 0.055, ANOVA. Conclusion: Pterygium results in high corneal astigmatism, which decreases to an acceptable level following excision. According to our study, the type of grafting as CAG, CRF or AMT or the use of suture or glue to fixate the graft does not have a significant effect on the change in astigmatism degree.

  13. Impact of cylinder axis on the treatment for astigmatic amblyopia.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chou, Yen-Shou; Tai, Ming-Cheng; Chen, Po-Liang; Lu, Da-Wen; Chien, Ke-Hung

    2014-04-01

    To compare the effects of oblique astigmatism on refractive amblyopia in children aged 3-7 years with those having orthogonal astigmatism. A retrospective review of medical records. The medical records of patients attending Tri-Service General Hospital in Taiwan from January 2003 to December 2010 were reviewed and summarized. Seventy-two children with oblique astigmatism-related refractive amblyopia (Group 1) and 82 children with orthogonal astigmatism (Group 2) were chosen. Characteristics such as baseline visual acuity (VA), the time course of VA improvement, refractive error, and family history were assessed. Group 1 showed a worse baseline mean VA (±SD) of 0.61 (0.13) vs 0.52 (0.16) logMAR (P = .01), a slower rate of amblyopia improvement, and higher prevalence of parental oblique astigmatism (29% vs 5.5%; P amblyopia in Group 1 of 2.48 (0.82) was lower than that in Group 2: 2.93 (0.71) (P = .006). However, Group 1 achieved a noninferior resolution of amblyopia (mean final VA 0.18 vs 0.16 logMAR) after longer treatment of 6.45 (2.44) vs 5.86 (2.92) months (P = .039). A smaller degree of initial oblique astigmatism caused amblyopia than did orthogonal astigmatism. Although the children with oblique astigmatism achieved equal resolution rates after treatment, this took longer. Therefore, we should pay more attention to children with mild oblique astigmatism, as they are more likely to develop oblique astigmatism-related amblyopia. Moreover, early diagnosis and prompt treatment might help visual improvement. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. Measurement of chromatic dispersion of polarization modes in optical fibres using white-light spectral interferometry

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hlubina, P.; Ciprian, D.; Kadulová, M.

    2010-04-01

    We report on a white-light interferometric technique for a broad spectral range measurement (e.g. 500-1600 nm) of chromatic dispersion of polarization modes in short-length optical fibres. The technique utilizes an unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometer with a fibre under test of known length inserted in one of the interferometer arms and the other arm with adjustable path length. We record a series of spectral interferograms by VIS-NIR and NIR fibre-optic spectrometers to measure the equalization wavelength as a function of the path length difference, or equivalently the differential group index dispersion of one polarization mode. The differential group dispersion of the other polarization mode is obtained from measurement of the group modal birefringence dispersion. We verify the applicability of the method by measuring the chromatic dispersion of polarization modes in a birefringent holey fibre. We apply a five-term power series fit to the measured data and confirm by its differentiation that the chromatic dispersion agrees well with that specified by the manufacturer. We also measure by this technique the chromatic dispersion of polarization modes in an elliptical-core fibre.

  15. 850-nm hybrid fiber/free-space optical communications using orbital angular momentum modes

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Jurado-Navas, Antonio; Tatarczak, Anna; Lu, Xiaofeng

    2015-01-01

    Light beams can carry orbital angular momentum (OAM) associated to the helicity of their phasefronts. These OAM modes can be employed to encode information onto a laser beam for transmitting not only in a fiber link but also in a free-space optical (FSO) one. Regarding this latter scenario, FSO c...... to the multimode fiber link. In addition, we report a better and more robust behavior of higher order OAM modes when the intermodal dispersion is dominant in the fiber after exceeding its maximum range of operation.......Light beams can carry orbital angular momentum (OAM) associated to the helicity of their phasefronts. These OAM modes can be employed to encode information onto a laser beam for transmitting not only in a fiber link but also in a free-space optical (FSO) one. Regarding this latter scenario, FSO...... modes can be seen as an efficient solution to increase the capacity and the security in the link. In this paper, we discuss an experimental demonstration of a proposal for next generation FSO communication system where a light beam carrying different OAM modes and affected by M turbulence is coupled...

  16. Increasing the density of modes in an optical frequency comb by cascaded four-wave mixing in a nonlinear optical fiber

    Science.gov (United States)

    Karki, Khadga J.

    2017-10-01

    Here, it is shown that when two optical frequency combs with identical mode spacing but different offset frequencies copropagate through a nonlinear optical fiber, four-wave mixing between them generates new modes. Although the spacings between the new modes depend on the difference of the offset frequencies, they appear irregular because of the large number of possible four-wave-mixing processes. However, when the difference in the offset frequencies is an integer fraction of the mode spacing of the original combs, the cascaded four-wave mixing generates a new comb with a fixed mode spacing given by the difference in the offset frequencies. This process can be used to substantially increase the mode density of a frequency comb. The method can be used in conjunction with new sources of frequency combs, such as quantum cascade lasers and microresonators, which have large mode spacing of tens of GHz. Decreasing the mode spacing of such sources is likely to increase their applicability.

  17. Exploring in teaching mode of Optical Fiber Sensing Technology outcomes-based education (OBE)

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fu, Guangwei; Fu, Xinghu; Zhang, Baojun; Bi, Weihong

    2017-08-01

    Combining with the characteristics of disciplines and OBE mode, also aiming at the phenomena of low learning enthusiasm for the major required courses for senior students, the course of optical fiber sensing was chosen as the demonstration for the teaching mode reform. In the light of "theory as the base, focus on the application, highlighting the practice" principle, we emphasis on the introduction of the latest scientific research achievements and current development trends, highlight the practicability and practicality. By observation learning and course project, enables students to carry out innovative project design and implementation means related to the practical problems in science and engineering of this course.

  18. Signal Processing using Nonlinear Optical Eects in Single- and Few-Mode Fibers

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Friis, Søren Michael Mørk

    candidate for another degree of freedom in transmission fibers. This thesis is two-fold: firstly, starting at Maxwell’s equations and basic principles of quantum mechanics, a semi-classical model of the noise properties of fiber optical parametric amplifiers and frequency converters is presented. The model......-wave mixing in two-mode fibers acvi counting for six simultaneous processes is derived, and the conversion efficiency from signal to idler in the four-wave mixing processes of phase conjugation and Bragg scattering in two two-mode fibers with different phase matching properties are experimentally investigated...

  19. A deterministic guide for material and mode dependence of on-chip electro-optic modulator performance

    Science.gov (United States)

    Amin, Rubab; Suer, Can; Ma, Zhizhen; Sarpkaya, Ibrahim; Khurgin, Jacob B.; Agarwal, Ritesh; Sorger, Volker J.

    2017-10-01

    Electro-optic modulation is a key function in optical data communication and possible future optical computing engines. The performance of modulators intricately depends on the interaction between the actively modulated material and the propagating waveguide mode. While high-performing modulators were demonstrated before, the approaches were taken as ad-hoc. Here we show the first systematic investigation to incorporate a holistic analysis for high-performance and ultra-compact electro-optic modulators on-chip. We show that intricate interplay between active modulation material and optical mode plays a key role in the device operation. Based on physical tradeoffs such as index modulation, loss, optical confinement factors and slow-light effects, we find that bias-material-mode regions exist where high phase modulation and high loss (absorption) modulation is found. This work paves the way for a holistic design rule of electro-optic modulators for on-chip integration.

  20. Fibre optic gyroscope with single-mode fibre and loop-back phase shift compensation

    Science.gov (United States)

    Skalský, Michal; Havránek, Zdeněk.; Fialka, Jiří

    2017-12-01

    An all-fibre optical sensor of an angular velocity (fibre-optic gyroscope) based on the Sagnac interferometer and using a loop-back phase shift compensation is presented. The sensing loop consists of 760 metres of an ordinary single-mode fibre, which makes this setup cost-effective. To ensure principles of beams reciprocity, randomly induced changes of polarization in the fibre are reduced by using an unpolarized light. This is achieved by a fibre Lyot depolarizer and a super fluorescent fibre source consisting of an erbium-doped fibre pumped by a laser diode. Unlike common approaches to the unpolarized fibre-optic gyroscope with a single-mode fibre, whose output is naturally nonlinear, we use a loop-back compensation of a rotation-induced phase shift to achieve a linear response. In most cases, this technique requires fast electro-optical modulator, which is compatible only with an expensive polarization-maintaining fibre. We use a novel loop-back modulation scheme utilizing only harmonic signals and thus compatible with a piezoelectric fibre stretcher, which can be used with any kind of optical fibre. As result of the closed-loop operation, the range of the gyroscope's linearity is greatly increased and a sensitivity to source power changes is suppressed. We describe the gyroscope setup with proposed modulation method and provide a comparison to the common open-loop setup.

  1. Optical apparatus for conversion of whispering-gallery modes into a free space gaussian like beam

    Science.gov (United States)

    Stallard, Barry W.; Makowski, Michael A.; Byers, Jack A.

    1992-01-01

    An optical converter for efficient conversion of millimeter wavelength whispering-gallery gyrotron output into a linearly polarized, free-space Gaussian-like beam. The converter uses a mode-converting taper and three mirror optics. The first mirror has an azimuthal tilt to eliminate the k.sub..phi. component of the propagation vector of the gyrotron output beam. The second mirror has a twist reflector to linearly polarize the beam. The third mirror has a constant phase surface so the converter output is in phase.

  2. Temporal mode selectivity by frequency conversion in second-order nonlinear optical waveguides

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Reddy, D. V.; Raymer, M. G.; McKinstrie, C. J.

    2013-01-01

    in a transparent optical network using temporally orthogonal waveforms to encode different channels. We model the process using coupled-mode equations appropriate for wave mixing in a uniform second-order nonlinear optical medium pumped by a strong laser pulse. We find Green functions describing the process......We explore theoretically the feasibility of using frequency conversion by sum- or difference-frequency generation, enabled by three-wave-mixing, for selectively multiplexing orthogonal input waveforms that overlap in time and frequency. Such a process would enable a drop device for use...

  3. Research on Experiment-Guidance-Theory teaching mode in optics course

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lai, Jiancheng; Li, Zhenhua; Ji, Yunjing; Qi, Jing; Song, Yang

    2017-08-01

    Optical theories were all originating from the experimental phenomena, as a result, we can combine the theories and experiments organically in optics teaching that can make the teaching content more intuitive and vivid to stimulate the students' learning interests. In this paper, we proposed the "Experiment-Guidance-Theory" teaching mode in optics course by integrating the theory of optics courses with corresponding experiments. Before the theoretical learning, the students would do some basic experiments to observe the optical phenomena on themselves and answer the corresponding illuminating questions to put themselves into the role, and then the teachers explain the corresponding optical methods and theories, at last, the students must attend an expansive discussion and innovation experiment around the optical theme to expand their scientific view and innovation ability. This is a kind of inquiry-based teaching method, which can stimulate the students' studying interests and improve learning initiative. Meanwhile, the ideas of scientific research also be integrated into teaching, which is beneficial to cultivate students' ability to carry out innovative research.

  4. Remote Key Establishment by Mode Mixing in Multimode Fibres and Optical Reciprocity

    CERN Document Server

    Bromberg, Yaron; Popoff, Sebastien M; Cao, Hui

    2015-01-01

    Disorder and scattering in photonic systems have long been considered a nuisance that should be circumvented. Recently, disorder has been harnessed for a rapidly growing number of applications, including imaging, sensing and spectroscopy. The chaotic dynamics and extreme sensitivity to external perturbations make random media particularly well-suited for optical cryptography. However, using random media for distribution of secret keys between remote users still remains challenging, since it requires the users have access to the same scattering system. Here we utilize random mode mixing in multimode fibres to generate and distribute keys simultaneously. Fast fluctuations in the fibre mode mixing provide the source of randomness for the key generation, and optical reciprocity guarantees that the keys at the two ends of the fibre are identical. We experimentally demonstrate the scheme using classical light and off-the-shelf components, opening the door for cost effective key establishment at the physical-layer o...

  5. Influence of Temperature and Pressure on Dispersion Properties of Nonlinear Single Mode Optical Fibers

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mostafa H. Ali, Ahmed E. Elsamahy, Maher A. Farhoud and Taymour A. Hamdalla

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Near field distribution, propagation constant and dispersion characteristics of nonlinear single-mode optical fibers have been investigated. Shooting-method technique is used and implemented into a computer code for both profiles of step-index and graded-index fibers. An error function is defined to estimate the discrepancy between the expected electric-field radial derivative at the core-cladding interface and that obtained by numerically integrating the wave equation through the use of Runge-Kutta method. All of the above calculations done under the ocean depth in which the depth will affect the refractive index that have a direct effect on all the optical fiber parameters.KeyWords: Nonlinear refractive index, Normalized propagation constant, Mode delay factor, Material dispersion, Waveguide dispersion.

  6. A comprehensive review of lossy mode resonance-based fiber optic sensors

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wang, Qi; Zhao, Wan-Ming

    2018-01-01

    This review paper presents the achievements and present developments in lossy mode resonances-based optical fiber sensors in different sensing field, such as physical, chemical and biological, and briefly look forward to its future development trend in the eyes of the author. Lossy mode resonances (LMR) is a relatively new physical optics phenomenon put forward in recent years. Fiber sensors utilizing LMR offered a new way to improve the sensing capability. LMR fiber sensors have diverse structures such as D-shaped, cladding-off, fiber tip, U-shaped and tapered fiber structures. Major applications of LMR sensors include refraction sensors and biosensors. LMR-based fiber sensors have attracted considerable research and development interest, because of their distinct advantages such as high sensitivity and label-free measurement. This kind of sensor is also of academic interest and many novel and great ideas are continuously developed.

  7. Transverse mode tailoring in diode lasers based on coupled large optical cavities

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gordeev, N. Yu; Maximov, M. V.; E Zhukov, A.

    2017-08-01

    The key principles of transverse mode engineering in edge-emitting lasers with broadened waveguides based on coupled large optical cavity (CLOC) structures are presented. The CLOC laser design is shown to be an effective approach for reducing the optical loss, broadening the waveguide, and lowering the beam divergence. Having simulated the sensitivity of the CLOC design to variations in layer thicknesses and compositions we have shown its high robustness. Advanced versions of the CLOC laser structures having two extra passive waveguides have been treated and shown to effectively eliminate several transverse modes. We have considered an application of the CLOC concept for waveguides with shifted active regions aimed at reducing laser thermal and electric resistances.

  8. Whispering Gallery Modes in Standard Optical Fibres for Fibre Profiling Measurements and Sensing of Unlabelled Chemical Species

    OpenAIRE

    Anna Boleininger; Thomas Lake; Sophia Hami; Claire Vallance

    2010-01-01

    Whispering gallery mode resonances in liquid droplets and microspheres have attracted considerable attention due to their potential uses in a range of sensing and technological applications. We describe a whispering gallery mode sensor in which standard optical fibre is used as the whispering gallery mode resonator. The sensor is characterised in terms of the response of the whispering gallery mode spectrum to changes in resonator size, refractive index of the surrounding medium, and temperat...

  9. Influence of Temperature and Pressure on Dispersion Properties of Nonlinear Single Mode Optical Fibers

    OpenAIRE

    Mostafa H. Ali, Ahmed E. Elsamahy, Maher A. Farhoud and Taymour A. Hamdalla

    2012-01-01

    Near field distribution, propagation constant and dispersion characteristics of nonlinear single-mode optical fibers have been investigated. Shooting-method technique is used and implemented into a computer code for both profiles of step-index and graded-index fibers. An error function is defined to estimate the discrepancy between the expected electric-field radial derivative at the core-cladding interface and that obtained by numerically integrating the wave equation through the use of Rung...

  10. Optically induced electrostriction modes in a nanoparticle of a uniformly charged electret

    OpenAIRE

    Bastrukov, Sergey; Molodtsova, Irina; Lai, Pik-Yin

    2008-01-01

    The electromagnetic response of a nanoparticle of an ion-doped polymeric elastic insulator, commonly called as an electret, is considered in the continuum model of a uniformly charged elastic sphere. The spectral formulae for the frequency of optically induced spheroidal and torsional shear oscillations driven by bulk force of elastic and dielectric stresses are obtained in analytic form. Particular attention is given to relaxation dielectric mode of the electrostriction response and its stab...

  11. Quantum teleportation of an arbitrary two-mode coherent state using only linear optics elements

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Ho Ngoc Phien [Physics Department, University of Sciences, Hue (Viet Nam); Nguyen Ba An [Center for Theoretical Physics, Institute of Physics and Electronics, 10 Dao Tan, Thu Le, Ba Dinh, Hanoi (Viet Nam); School of Computational Sciences, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, 207-43 Cheongryangni 2-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-722 (Korea, Republic of)], E-mail: nban@iop.vast.ac.vn

    2008-04-14

    We propose a linear optics scheme to teleport an arbitrary two-mode coherent state. The devices used are beam-splitters, phase-shifters and ideal photo-detectors capable of distinguishing between even and odd photon numbers. The scheme achieves faithful teleportation with a probability of 1/4. However, with additional use of an appropriate displacement operator, the teleported state can always be made near-faithful.

  12. Effect of periodic optical pumping on dynamics of passive mode-locked fiber laser

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lee, Chung Ghiu; Kim, Joonyoung; Kim, Soeun

    2017-10-01

    We report on the effect of periodic optical pumping on a passively mode-locked fiber laser (MLFL) based on an erbium-doped fiber (EDF). We investigate the influence of various parameters (including average pump power into the fiber laser, the modulation frequency and duty cycle of the pump, and the polarization state of the light inside the cavity) on the transient response characteristic of the MLFL such as: relaxation oscillation (RO) build-up time (defined as the time delay from the onset of pumping to the generation of passively mode-locked pulses) and the power of the detected RF signal at the fundamental cavity-mode frequency (determined by the ring cavity length), which reflects the stability of mode-locking pulse train. We have found that the RO build-up time is inversely proportional to the average pump power while the RF power of the detected fundamental cavity mode (produced by the ring cavity) is proportional to the average pump power. A change in the duty cycle effectively leads the average pump power to vary, which in turn leads to changes in the transient response. The modulation frequency of the pump is rather related to the stability of the MLFL than its response time. Generally, the lower the modulation frequency, the more stable the mode-locked pulses generated in the fiber laser. Finally, the RO build-up time and, consequently, the pulse-generation time are highly sensitive to the state of polarization in the MLFL cavity.

  13. Contactless respiration rate measurement using optical method and empirical mode decomposition.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gan, K B; Yahyavi, E S; Ismail, M S

    2016-09-14

    At the emergency triage center, assessment of the present of the danger signs and measurement of vital signs are measured according to the guidelines. The respiration rate is still posing a challenge to the doctor as it is impractical to use conventional devices. Attaching measurement devices to the patient will induce artificial measurements (self-awareness stress effects) besides being time-consuming. Currently, the medical officers visually count the number of times the chest movement in a minute, sometimes poses cultural challenges especially for female patients. The main objective of this paper is to develop a robust algorithm to extract respiration rate using the contactless displacement sensor. In this study, chest movements were used as an indicative of inspiration and expiration to measure respiratory rate using the contactless displacement sensor. The contactless optical signals were recorded from 32 healthy subjects in four different controlled breathing conditions: rest, coughing, talking and hand movement to obtain the motion artifacts that the patients may have in the emergency department. The Empirical mode decomposition (EMD) algorithm was used to derive continuous RR signal from the contactless optical signal. The analysis showed that there is a good correlation (0.9702) with RMSE of 0.33 breaths per minutes between the contact respiration rate and contactless respiration rate using empirical mode decomposition method. It can be concluded that the empirical mode decomposition method can extract the respiration rate of the contactless optical signal from chest movement.

  14. Energy-saving framework for passive optical networks with ONU sleep/doze mode.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Van, Dung Pham; Valcarenghi, Luca; Dias, Maluge Pubuduni Imali; Kondepu, Koteswararao; Castoldi, Piero; Wong, Elaine

    2015-02-09

    This paper proposes an energy-saving passive optical network framework (ESPON) that aims to incorporate optical network unit (ONU) sleep/doze mode into dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) algorithms to reduce ONU energy consumption. In the ESPON, the optical line terminal (OLT) schedules both downstream (DS) and upstream (US) transmissions in the same slot in an online and dynamic fashion whereas the ONU enters sleep mode outside the slot. The ONU sleep time is maximized based on both DS and US traffic. Moreover, during the slot, the ONU might enter doze mode when only its transmitter is idle to further improve energy efficiency. The scheduling order of data transmission, control message exchange, sleep period, and doze period defines an energy-efficient scheme under the ESPON. Three schemes are designed and evaluated in an extensive FPGA-based evaluation. Results show that whilst all the schemes significantly save ONU energy for different evaluation scenarios, the scheduling order has great impact on their performance. In addition, the ESPON allows for a scheduling order that saves ONU energy independently of the network reach.

  15. Optical Mode Converters Final Report CRADA No. TC-0838-94

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Pocha, Michael D. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Carey, Kent [Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA (United States). Agilent Technologies

    2017-11-09

    The information age was maturing, and photonics was emerging as a significant technology with important'national security and commercial implications at the time of the CRADA. This was largely due to the vast information carrying capacity of optical beams and the availability of cheap.and effective optical fiber waveguides to guide the light. However, a major limitation to the widespread deployment of photonic systems was the high-cost (in an economic and performance sense) associated with coupling optical power between optoelectronic waveguide devices or between a device and an optical fiber. The problem was critical in the case of single-mode waveguide devices. Mitigating these costs would be a significant and pervasive enabler of the technology for a wide variety of applications that would have crucial defense and economic impact. The partners worked together to develop optical mode size converters on silicon substrates. Silicon was chosen because of its compatibility with the required photolithographic and micromachining techniques. By choosing silicon, these techniques could enable the close coupling of high-speed, high density silicon electronic circuitry to efficient low-cost photonics. The efficient coupling of electronics and photonics technologies would be important for many information age technologies. The joint nature of this project was intended to allow HP to benefit from some unique LLNL capabilities, and LLNL would be in a position to learn from HP and enhance its value to fundamental DP missions. Although the CRADA began as a hardware development project to develop the mode converter, it evolved into a software development venture. LLNL and HP researchers examined literature, performed some preliminary calculations, and evaluated production trade-offs of several known techniques to determine the best candidates for an integrated system.

  16. Influence of different types of astigmatism on visual acuity.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Remón, Laura; Monsoriu, Juan A; Furlan, Walter D

    To investigate the change in visual acuity (VA) produced by different types of astigmatism (on the basis of the refractive power and position of the principal meridians) on normal accommodating eyes. The lens induced method was employed to simulate a set of 28 astigmatic blur conditions on different healthy emmetropic eyes. Additionally, 24 values of spherical defocus were also simulated on the same eyes for comparison. VA was measured in each case and the results, expressed in logMAR units, were represented against of the modulus of the dioptric power vector (blur strength). LogMAR VA varies in a linear fashion with increasing astigmatic blur, being the slope of the line dependent on the accommodative demand in each type of astigmatism. However, in each case, we found no statistically significant differences between the three axes investigated (0°, 45°, 90°). Non-statistically significant differences were found either for the VA achieved with spherical myopic defocus (MD) and mixed astigmatism (MA). VA with simple hyperopic astigmatism (SHA) was higher than with simple myopic astigmatism (SMA), however, in this case non conclusive results were obtained in terms of statistical significance. The VA achieved with imposed compound hyperopic astigmatism (CHA) was highly influenced by the eye's accommodative response. VA is correlated with the blur strength in a different way for each type of astigmatism, depending on the accommodative demand. VA is better when one of the focal lines lie on the retina irrespective of the axis orientation; accommodation favors this situation. Copyright © 2016 Spanish General Council of Optometry. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  17. LASIK for post penetrating keratoplasty astigmatism and myopia

    Science.gov (United States)

    Webber, S.; Lawless, M.; Sutton, G.; Rogers, C.

    1999-01-01

    AIMS—To report the results of a series of patients who were treated with LASIK to correct post penetrating keratoplasty ametropia.
METHODS—26 eyes of 24 patients underwent LASIK to correct astigmatism and myopia after corneal transplantation; 14 eyes also received arcuate cuts in the stromal bed at the time of surgery. The mean preoperative spherical equivalent was −5.20D and the mean preoperative astigmatism was 8.67D.
RESULTS—The results of 25 eyes are reported. The mean 1 month values for spherical equivalent and astigmatism were −0.24D and 2.48D respectively. 18 eyes have been followed up for 6 months or more. The final follow up results for these eyes are −1.91D and 2.92D for spherical equivalent and astigmatism. The patients undergoing arcuate cuts were less myopic but had greater astigmatism than those not. The patients receiving arcuate cuts had a greater target induced astigmatism, surgically induced astigmatism, and astigmatism correction index than those eyes that did not. One eye suffered a surgical complication. No eyes lost more than one line of BSCVA and all eyes gained between 0 and 6 lines UCVA.
CONCLUSIONS—LASIK after penetrating keratoplasty is a relatively safe and effective procedure. It reduces both the spherical error and the cylindrical component of the ametropia. Correction of high astigmatism may be augmented by performing arcuate cuts in the stromal bed.

 PMID:10460767

  18. On-chip switch for reconfigurable mode-multiplexing optical network.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sun, Chunlei; Yu, Yu; Chen, Guanyu; Zhang, Xinliang

    2016-09-19

    The switching and routing is essential for an advanced and reconfigurable optical network, and great efforts have been done for traditional single-mode system. We propose and demonstrate an on-chip switch compatible with mode-division multiplexing system. By controlling the induced phase difference, the functionalities of dynamically routing data channels can be achieved. The proposed switch is experimentally demonstrated with low insertion loss of ~1 dB and high extinction ratio of ~20 dB over the C-band for OFF-ON switchover. For further demonstration, the non-return-to-zero on-off keying signals at 10 Gb/s carried on the two spatial modes are successfully processed. Open and clear eye diagrams can be observed and the bit error rate measurements indicate a good data routing performance.

  19. Synergetic interaction of Dark-Modes and Faraday Rotation for Enhanced Magneto-Optics

    CERN Document Server

    Mazor, Y; Steinberg, Ben Z

    2016-01-01

    We examine the efficacy of Dark-mode plasmonics as a platform for enhanced magneto-optics. Dark-mode of a small particle consists of two co-existing equal-intensity and mutually opposing dipolar excitations. Each of these two opposing dipoles may even resonate intensely at or near the dark-mode frequency, but the net dipole moment of the system vanishes due to the mutual cancelation between the opposing dipoles. We show that application of external magnetic bias may alleviate the intense destructive interference. Furthermore, under external magnetic bias the opposing dark-resonances of a plasmonic particle shift in opposite directions and create a region of extremely sensitive Faraday rotation. We show that the magnetized dark resonance in Ag particle may provide 50 degrees rotation under magnetic fields of the order of 1-2 Tesla, exhibiting magneto-plasmonic activity that is nearly three orders of magnitude larger than that observed in conventional plasmonic particle.

  20. Investigations on Shaped Mirror Systems in Quasi-Optical Mode Converters Based on Irradiance Moments Method

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hai Wang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A method of transforming high-order Gaussian beams (GBs mode into circular symmetry fundamental Gaussian beam (FGB mode with arbitrary waist size is presented using irradiance moments method in quasi-optical (QO mode converters. The double shaped mirrors correcting amplitude and phase simultaneously are generated by a single incidence irradiance sampling data and known ideal output FGB taking advantage of linear moment matching technique and Fresnel diffraction theory, which can be applied to a wide frequency range especially significant for terahertz band. The numerical coding procedure of creating double correcting mirrors and its fast convergence speed are discussed at 325 GHz. Numerical and experimental comparisons reveal the conclusion that enhancing surface precision and increasing moments order can improve main lobe levels.

  1. Anharmonic effects in the optical and acoustic bending modes of graphene

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ramírez, R.; Chacón, E.; Herrero, C. P.

    2016-06-01

    The out-of-plane fluctuations of carbon atoms in a graphene sheet have been studied by means of classical molecular dynamic simulations with an empirical force field as a function of temperature. The Fourier analysis of the out-of-plane fluctuations often applied to characterize the acoustic bending mode of graphene is extended to the optical branch, whose polarization vector is perpendicular to the graphene layer. This observable is inaccessible in a continuous elastic model of graphene but it is readily obtained by the atomistic treatment. Our results suggest that the long-wavelength limit of the acoustic out-of-plane fluctuations of a free layer without stress is qualitatively similar to that predicted by a harmonic model under a tensile stress. This conclusion is a consequence of the anharmonicity of both in-plane and out-of-plane vibrational modes of the lattice. The most striking anharmonic effect is the presence of a linear term, ωA=vAk , in the dispersion relation of the acoustic bending band of graphene at long wavelengths (k →0 ). This term implies a strong reduction of the amplitude of out-of-plane oscillations in comparison to a flexural mode with a k2 dependence in the long-wavelength limit. Our simulations show an increase of the sound velocity associated to the bending mode, as well as an increase of its bending constant, κ , as the temperature increases. Moreover, the frequency of the optical bending mode, ωO(Γ ), also increases with the temperature. Our results are in agreement with recent analytical studies of the bending modes of graphene using either perturbation theory or an adiabatic approximation in the framework of continuous layer models.

  2. Interferometric measurement of actual oblique astigmatism of ophthalmic lenses

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wihardjo, Erning

    1995-03-01

    A technique for measuring oblique astigmatism error of ophthalmic lenses is described. The technique is based on a Mach-Zehnder interferometer, which allows us to simulate the actual conditions of the eye. The effects of the lens power, the pupilary aperture size and the viewing distance in calculating a projected pupil zone on the lens are discussed. The projected pupil size on the lens affects the measurement result of the oblique astigmatism error. Conversion of the interferogram to astigmatism error in diopters is given.

  3. Common-mode noise reduction in an atomic spin gyroscope using optical differential detection.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Duan, Lihong; Quan, Wei; Jiang, Liwei; Fan, Wenfeng; Ding, Ming; Hu, Zhaohui; Fang, Jiancheng

    2017-09-20

    Optical rotation of linearly polarized light is used to measure atom spin precession in an atomic spin gyroscope (ASG). However, the common-mode noise in the polarization measurement seriously affects the performance of the sensitive ASG. Here we propose an optical differential detection method based on the photoelastic polarization modulation, which could effectively eliminate the light power fluctuation of the laser source and optical elements, while removing the polarization noise and the residual birefringence. The feasibility and efficiency of this method have been verified experimentally. The rotation sensitivity of the ASG is an order of magnitude better, and the long-time stability is significantly improved. In addition, this method is easier to implement because noise sources do not need to be strictly distinguished.

  4. Computational model and simulation for the whispering gallery modes inside micro-optical cavity

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ali, Amir R.; Erian, Abanoub M.; Shokry, Kirelloss

    2017-05-01

    A computational model for the whispering gallery modes inside a microsphere resonator is presented. In the archetypical microsphere resonator sensor, a tunable laser light beam is injected into an optical fiber and coupled with the resonator's cavity. The resonant optical coupling is achieved by bringing the fiber in the vicinity of the cavity's evanescent field. The transmission spectrum is then observed to detect the WGM shifts. In this paper, two-dimensional models of a single laser source put near the equator of a microsphere are simulated using COMSOL Multi-physics 5.1 electromagnetic waves, beam envelopes library. Afterwards, a three-dimensional model of two laser sources put near the horizontal and vertical equators of a microsphere is computed. The transmission spectrum of both simulations was taken and cross correlation was performed on them. Results show a big similarity between both simulations and could bring a breakthrough in the area of optical sensors.

  5. All-optical scanhead for ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging-Imaging mode switching by dichroic filtering.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hsieh, Bao-Yu; Chen, Sung-Liang; Ling, Tao; Guo, L Jay; Li, Pai-Chi

    2014-03-01

    Ultrasound (US) and photoacoustic (PA) multimodality imaging has the advantage of combining good acoustic resolution with high optical contrast. The use of an all-optical scanhead for both imaging modalities can simplify integration of the two systems and miniaturize the imaging scanhead. Herein we propose and demonstrate an all-optical US/PA scanhead using a thin plate for optoacoustic generation in US imaging, a polymer microring resonator for acoustic detection, and a dichroic filter to switch between the two imaging modes by changing the laser wavelength. A synthetic-aperture focusing technique is used to improve the resolution and contrast. Phantom images demonstrate the feasibility of this design, and show that axial and lateral resolutions of 125 μm and 2.52°, respectively, are possible.

  6. Graphene Oxide in Lossy Mode Resonance-Based Optical Fiber Sensors for Ethanol Detection

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Miguel Hernaez

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The influence of graphene oxide (GO over the features of an optical fiber ethanol sensor based on lossy mode resonances (LMR has been studied in this work. Four different sensors were built with this aim, each comprising a multimode optical fiber core fragment coated with a SnO2 thin film. Layer by layer (LbL coatings made of 1, 2 and 4 bilayers of polyethyleneimine (PEI and graphene oxide were deposited onto three of these devices and their behavior as aqueous ethanol sensors was characterized and compared with the sensor without GO. The sensors with GO showed much better performance with a maximum sensitivity enhancement of 176% with respect to the sensor without GO. To our knowledge, this is the first time that GO has been used to make an optical fiber sensor based on LMR.

  7. Engineering of optical modes in vertical-cavity microresonators by aperture placement: applications to single-mode and near-field lasers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Shchukin, V. A.; Ledentsov, N. N.; Kropp, J.-R.; Steinle, G.; Ledentsov, N. N.; Choquette, K. D.; Burger, S.; Schmidt, F.

    2015-03-01

    Oxide-confined vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSEL) are inherently leaky structures, despite the fact that the oxidized periphery region surrounding the all-semiconductor core has a lower refractive index. The reason is that the VCSEL modes in the non-oxidized core region can be coupled to tilted modes in the selectively oxidized periphery as the orthogonality between the core mode and the modes at the periphery is broken by the oxidation-induced optical field redistribution. Engineered VCSEL designs show that the overlap between the VCSEL mode of the core and the tilted mode in the periphery can reach >30% resulting in significant leakage. Three-dimensional modeling confirms that the leakage losses are much stronger for high order transverse modes which have a higher field intensity close to the oxidized region. Single mode lasing in the fundamental mode can thus proceed up to large aperture diameters. A 850-nm GaAlAs leaky VCSEL based on this concept is designed, modeled and fabricated, showing single-mode lasing with aperture diameters up to 5 μm. Side mode suppression ratio >20dB is realized at the current density of 10kA/cm2 in devices with the series resistance of 90 Ω.

  8. Wideband slow-light modes for time delay of ultrashort pulses in symmetrical metal-cladding optical waveguide.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zheng, Yuanlin; Yuan, Wen; Chen, Xianfeng; Cao, Zhuangqi

    2012-04-23

    A widebandwidth optical delay line is a useful device for various fascinating applications, such as optical buffering and processing of ultrafast signal. Here, we experimentally demonstrated effective slow light of sub-picosecond signal over 10 THz frequency range by employing the wide slow light modes in thick symmetrical metal-cladding optical waveguide (SMCOW). Ultrahigh-order guided modes travelling as slow light in waveguide together with strong confinement provided by metal-cladding makes this scheme nearly material dispersion independent and compatible with wide bandwidth operation. © 2012 Optical Society of America

  9. Coherent coupling of two different semiconductor quantum dots via an optical cavity mode

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Laucht, Arne; Villas-Boas, Jose M.; Hauke, Norman; Hofbauer, Felix; Boehm, Gerhard; Kaniber, Michael; Finley, Jonathan J. [Walter Schottky Institut, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Garching (Germany)

    2010-07-01

    We present a combined experimental and theoretical study of a strongly coupled system consisting of two spatially separated self-assembled InGaAs quantum dots and a single optical nanocavity mode. Due to their different size and strain profile, the two dots exhibit markedly different electric field dependences due to the quantum confined Stark effect. This allows us to tune them into resonance simply by changing the applied bias voltage and to independently tune them into the photonic crystal nanocavity mode. Photoluminescence measurements show a characteristic triple peak during the double anticrossing, which is a clear signature of a coherently coupled system of three quantum states. We fit the emission spectra of the coupled system to theory and are able to investigate the coupling between the two quantum dots directly via the cavity mode. Furthermore, we investigate the coupling between the two quantum dots when they are detuned from the cavity mode in a V-system where dephasing due to incoherent losses from the cavity mode can be reduced.

  10. Coherent coupling of two different semiconductor quantum dots via an optical cavity mode

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Villas-Boas, Jose M. [Universidade Federal de Uberlandia (UFU), MG (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica; Laucht, Arne; Hauke, Norman; Hofbauer, Felix; Boehm, Gerhard; Kaniber, Michael; Finley, Jonathan J. [Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Garching (Germany). Walter Schottky Inst.

    2011-07-01

    Full text. We present a combined experimental and theoretical study of a strongly coupled system consisting of two spatially separated self-assembled InGaAs quantum dots and a single optical nano cavity mode. Due to their different size and strain profile, the two dots exhibit markedly different electric field dependences due to the quantum confined Stark effect. This allows us to tune them into resonance simply by changing the applied bias voltage and to independently tune them into the photonic crystal nano cavity mode. Photoluminescence measurements show a characteristic triple peak during the double anti crossing, which is a clear signature of a coherently coupled system of three quantum states. We fit the emission spectra of the coupled system to theory and are able to investigate the coupling between the two quantum dots directly via the cavity mode. Furthermore, we investigate the coupling between the two quantum dots when they are detuned from the cavity mode in a V-system where dephasing due to incoherent losses from the cavity mode can be reduced

  11. The Designs of High Efficiency Launcher of Quasi-Optical Mode Converter for High Power Gyrotrons

    Science.gov (United States)

    Minami, R.; Kasugai, A.; Takahashi, K.; Kobayashi, N.; Mitsunaka, Y.; Sakamoto, K.

    2006-01-01

    A high efficiency launcher of quasi-optical (QO) mode converters for high power gyrotrons have been designed and tested. A helical cut launcher radiates the RF power via its straight cut onto the first phase correcting mirror. The launchers have been optimized for the TE31.8 mode at 170 GHz and TE22.6 mode at 110 GHz by numerically optimizing a launcher surface. The helical cut of the launcher has been optimized by taking the taper angle into account. Further more, the amplitude of the surface perturbation have been optimized for improved focusing in order to reduce the diffraction losses at the helical cut. Low power measurement shows a good agreement with the design. High efficiency characteristics of the design have also been calculated on the assumption of frequency downshift due to the thermal expansion of the cavity and stepwise frequency tuning by changing the operating mode. Besides, the possibility of high efficiency launcher for higher mode is discussed, and these results give the prospect to high efficiency long pulse gyrotrons.

  12. Optical state engineering, quantum communication, and robustness of entanglement promiscuity in three-mode Gaussian states

    Science.gov (United States)

    Adesso, Gerardo; Serafini, Alessio; Illuminati, Fabrizio

    2007-03-01

    We present a novel, detailed study on the usefulness of three-mode Gaussian states for realistic processing of continuous variable (CV) quantum information, with a particular emphasis on the possibilities opened up by their genuine tripartite entanglement. We describe practical schemes to engineer several classes of pure and mixed three-mode states that stand out for their informational and/or entanglement properties. In particular, we introduce a simple procedure—based on passive optical elements—to produce pure three-mode Gaussian states with arbitrary entanglement structure (upon availability of an initial two-mode squeezed state). We analyse in depth the properties of distributed entanglement and the origin of its sharing structure, showing that the promiscuity of entanglement sharing is a feature peculiar to symmetric Gaussian states that survives even in the presence of significant degrees of mixedness and decoherence. Next, we discuss the suitability of the considered tripartite entangled states to the implementation of quantum information and communication protocols with CVs. This will lead to a feasible experimental proposal to test the promiscuous sharing of CV tripartite entanglement, in terms of the optimal fidelity of teleportation networks with Gaussian resources. We finally focus on the application of three-mode states to symmetric and asymmetric telecloning, and single out the structural properties of the optimal Gaussian resources for the latter protocol in different settings. Our analysis aims to lay the basis for a practical quantum communication with CVs beyond the bipartite scenario.

  13. The effects of lateral head tilt on ocular astigmatic axis

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hamid Fesharaki

    2014-01-01

    Conclusion: Any minimal angle of head tilt may cause erroneous measurement of astigmatic axis and should be avoided during refraction. One cannot rely on the compensatory function of ocular counter-torsion during the refraction.

  14. [Corneal astigmatism after tunnel incision for cataract extraction].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Skubiszewska, T; Mrzygłód, S; Warczyński, A; Krzysztofik, R

    1996-01-01

    To evaluate the development of astigmatism after cataract extraction depending on the kind of incision Astigmatism was examined in 107 eyes of 92 patients, who underwent cataract extraction, mostly with IOL's implantation. In 52 eyes phacoemulsification with tunnel incision, measuring 5 mm in 27 and 8 mm in 25, was performed. In the control group of 55 eyes incision with scleral flap measured 2/5 of the corneal circumference. In cases with 5 mm incisions no sutures were used, in 8 mm incisions wounds were closed with single sutures and in control group the double continuous sutures were applied. Astigmatism was measured in two days, one week, four weeks and 3 months after surgery. Post-operative astigmatism decreased gradually and after 3 months was average 0.14 D in the eyes without sutures, 0.68 D in those with single ones and 1.78 D in the control group.

  15. Ultrahigh Q whispering gallery mode electro-optic resonators on a silicon photonic chip.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Soltani, Mohammad; Ilchenko, Vladimir; Matsko, Andrey; Savchenkov, Anatoliy; Schlafer, John; Ryan, Colm; Maleki, Lute

    2016-09-15

    Crystalline whispering gallery mode (WGM) electro-optic resonators made of LiNbO3 and LiTaO3 are critical for a wide range of applications in nonlinear and quantum optics, as well as RF photonics, due to their remarkably ultrahigh Q(>108) and large electro-optic coefficient. Achieving efficient coupling of these resonators to planar on-chip optical waveguides is essential for any high-yield and robust practical applications. However, it has been very challenging to demonstrate such coupling while preserving the ultrahigh Q properties of the resonators. Here, we show how the silicon photonic platform can overcome this long-standing challenge. Silicon waveguides with appropriate designs enable efficient and strong coupling to these WGM electro-optic resonators. We discuss various integration architectures of these resonators onto a silicon chip and experimentally demonstrate critical coupling of a planar Si waveguide and an ultrahigh QLiTaO3 resonator (Q∼108). Our results show a promising path for widespread and practical applications of these resonators on a silicon photonic platform.

  16. Probing Stress-Induced Optical Birefringence of Glassy Polymers by Whispering Gallery Modes Light Localization

    Science.gov (United States)

    2017-01-01

    An optical resonance method for the determination of the strain- and stress-optical coefficients of optically transparent polymers is presented and exemplified for monodisperse and bidisperse molecular weight polystyrene (PS). This method employs whispering gallery modes (WGMs) resonation inside a spheroid polymeric cavity, suspended on an optical fiber taper waist, which, in turn, is used for subjecting the polymeric resonator to controlled strain conditions. The wavelength shifts of equal order transverse electric and transverse magnetic polarization WGMs are measured, as well as their relative birefringence versus applied strain. For monodisperse PS microspheroids (2 and 50 kDa) the stress-optical coefficient is negative, contrary to the results for bulk PS in the glassy state indicating different phenyl group orientation of the PS monomer with respect to the strain direction. In the bidisperse (2 and 50 kDa) spheroid with a symmetric monomer composition, local structural irregularities are probably responsible for the observed coupling between WGMs. The method possesses metrological capabilities for probing the molecular orientation of polymer-based resonators. PMID:29302634

  17. Patterned corneal collagen crosslinking for astigmatism: computational modeling study.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Seven, Ibrahim; Sinha Roy, Abhijit; Dupps, William J

    2014-06-01

    To test the hypothesis that spatially selective corneal stromal stiffening can alter corneal astigmatism and assess the effects of treatment orientation, pattern, and material model complexity in computational models using patient-specific geometries. Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service, Academic Eye Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Computational modeling study. Three-dimensional corneal geometries from 10 patients with corneal astigmatism were exported from a clinical tomography system (Pentacam). Corneoscleral finite element models of each eye were generated. Four candidate treatment patterns were simulated, and the effects of treatment orientation and magnitude of stiffening on anterior curvature and aberrations were studied. The effect of material model complexity on simulated outcomes was also assessed. Pretreatment anterior corneal astigmatism ranged from 1.22 to 3.92 diopters (D) in a series that included regular and irregular astigmatic patterns. All simulated treatment patterns oriented on the flat axis resulted in mean reductions in corneal astigmatism and depended on the pattern geometry. The linear bow-tie pattern produced a greater mean reduction in astigmatism (1.08 D ± 0.13 [SD]; range 0.74 to 1.23 D) than other patterns tested under an assumed 2-times increase in corneal stiffness, and it had a nonlinear relationship to the degree of stiffening. The mean astigmatic effect did not change significantly with a fiber- or depth-dependent model, but it did affect the coupling ratio. In silico simulations based on patient-specific geometries suggest that clinically significant reductions in astigmatism are possible with patterned collagen crosslinking. Effect magnitude was dependent on patient-specific geometry, effective stiffening pattern, and treatment orientation. Proprietary or commercial disclosures are listed after the references. Copyright © 2014 ASCRS and ESCRS. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Effects of wound architecture and suture technique on postoperative astigmatism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gimbel, H V; Sun, R; DeBroff, B M

    1995-01-01

    A prospective randomized investigation was performed to evaluate the effects of wound architecture and suture techniques on postoperative astigmatism after phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation. Two hundred eyes with preexisting with-the-rule astigmatism were randomized into four groups: (1) sutureless scleral tunnel frown incision, (2) scleral tunnel frown incision with a horizontal suture, (3) scleral tunnel frown incision with both a horizontal and a running suture, and (4) posterior limbal acute beveled cataract incision with a running suture. All the incisions were placed in the vertical steep meridian. Data were analyzed from 128 cases with 1-year follow-up. The results revealed that at the 2-month postoperative visit, preexisting astigmatism was significantly reduced in group 1 (P = .029) and significantly increased in groups 3 (P = .020) and 4 (P = .005). There was no significant change in group 2 (P = .06). By the 1-year postoperative visit, there was no significant difference in astigmatism from preoperative levels for all four groups. Vector analysis revealed no significant difference in the mean surgically induced cylinder at 1 year in all four groups. The number of eyes with induced against-the-rule astigmatism, however, was significantly higher than the number of eyes with induced with-the-rule astigmatism in all four groups (P sutured wounds placed in the vertical steep meridian may initially increase with-the-rule astigmatism, whereas nonsutured wounds placed in the vertical steep meridian may initially reduce with-the-rule astigmatism. By 1 year, however, a mean flattening of the vertical steep meridian was observed in the three groups with sutures as well as in the group without sutures.

  19. All-optical ultrafast wavelength and mode converter based on inter-modal four-wave mixing in few-mode fibers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Weng, Yi; He, Xuan; Wang, Junyi; Pan, Zhongqi

    2015-08-01

    An ultrafast all-optical simultaneous wavelength and mode conversion scheme is purposed based on intermodal four-wave mixing (IM-FWM), with the capability of switching state of polarization (SOP) and mode degeneracy orientation (MDO) in few-mode fibers (FMF). The relation among the conversion efficiency, pump power and phase matching conditions is investigated in theory analysis and simulation. Using this scheme, cross-polarization modulation (XPolM) and cross-mode modulation (XMM) can be achieved, by in the best case up to 50% conversion efficiency. Furthermore, numerical results further indicate that the proposed configuration has the potential application for generating doughnut modes by the mixing of three characteristic spatial frequencies.

  20. Single-Mode Propagation in Optical Waveguides and Fibres: A Critical Review of its Treatment in Physics Textbooks

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ruddock, Ivan S.

    2009-01-01

    The derivation and description of the modes in optical waveguides and fibres are reviewed. The version frequently found in undergraduate textbooks is shown to be incorrect and misleading due to the assumption of an axial ray of light corresponding to the lowest order mode. It is pointed out that even the lowest order must still be represented in…

  1. Investigations of repetition rate stability of a mode-locked quantum dot semiconductor laser in an auxiliary optical fiber cavity

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Breuer, Stefan; Elsässer, Wolfgang; McInerney, J.G.

    2010-01-01

    We have investigated experimentally the pulse train (mode beating) stability of a monolithic mode-locked multi-section quantum-dot laser with an added passive auxiliary optical fiber cavity. Addition of the weakly coupled (¿ -24dB) cavity reduces the current-induced shift d¿/dI of the principal...

  2. HIGHLY EFFICIENT SINGLE-LONGITUDINAL-MODE BETA-BAB2O4 OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATOR WITH A NEW CAVITY DESIGN

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Boonengering, J.M.; Gloster, L.A.W.; Veer, van der W.E.; McKinnie, I.T.; King, T.A.; Hogervorst, W.

    1995-01-01

    A new coupled-cavity design for single-longitudinal-mode operation of an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) is presented. The OPO is based on a beta-BaB2O4 crystal and is pumped by the third harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser. With this design, we achieved single-longitudinal-mode operation of the OPO with

  3. The exploration and practice of integrated innovation teaching mode in the Applied Optics course

    Science.gov (United States)

    Liu, Dongmei; Zhao, Huifu; Fu, Xiuhua; Zhang, Jing

    2017-08-01

    In recent years, the Ministry of Education of China attaches great importance to the reform of higher education quality. As an important link in the reform of higher education, curriculum development is bound to promote the development of "quality-centered connotative education". Zhejiang University, Changchun University of Science and Technology, Southern Airlines University and other colleges and universities carried out a full range of close cooperation, proposed integrated innovation teaching mode of the course based on network technology. Based on this model, the course of "Applied Optics" has been practiced for two years. The results show that the integrated innovation teaching mode can fully realize the integration amplification effect among multiple colleges and universities and the depth sharing all types of resources. Based on the principle of co-building and sharing, mutual help, comprehensively improve the teaching quality of domestic related courses and promote the comprehensive development of the curriculum to meet the needs of learning society.

  4. Treatment of corneal astigmatism with the new small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) laser technique: Is treatment of high degree astigmatism equally accurate, stable and safe as treatment of low degree astigmatism?

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Hansen, Rasmus Søgaard; Lyhne, Niels; Grauslund, Jakob

    for low or high degrees of astigmatism concerning accuracy, stability, and safety. Methods: Retrospective study of 1017 eyes treated with SMILE for myopia with low astigmatism or myopia with high astigmatism from 2011-2013 at the Department of Ophthalmology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark. Inclusion...... criteria were: Best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) of 20/25 or better on Snellen chart, and no other ocular condition than myopia with or without astigmatism. Results: In total 660 eyes completed the 3 months follow-up examination, in which 536 eyes had pre-operatively low astigmatism (mean...... astigmatism -0.59±0.52 D, range: 0.00 to -1.75) and 124 eyes had pre-operatively high astigmatism (mean astigmatism -3.09±0.77 D, range: -2.00 to -5.75). Accuracy: 88% of eyes with low astigmatism and 65% of eyes with high astigmatism (P=0.06) were within ±0.5 D of attempted post-operative astigmatism, whilst...

  5. Edward A. Bouchet Award Talk: Ultrafast Coherent Optical Signal Processing using Stabilized Optical Frequency Combs from Mode-locked Semiconductor Diode Lasers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Delfyett, Peter

    2011-05-01

    The development of high speed communications, interconnects and signal processing are critical for an information based economy. Lightwave technologies offer the promise of high bandwidth connectivity from component development that is manufacturable, cost effective, and electrically efficient. The concept of optical frequency/wavelength division multiplexing has revolutionized methods of optical communications, however the development of optical systems using 100's of wavelengths present challenges for network planners. The development of compact, efficient optical sources capable of generating a multiplicity of optical frequencies/wavelength channels from a single device could potentially simplify the operation and management of high capacity optical interconnects and links. Over the years, we have been developing mode-locked semiconductor lasers to emit ultrashort optical pulses at high pulse repetition frequencies for a wide variety of applications, but geared toward optical communications using time division multiplexed optical links. The periodic nature of optical pulse generation from mode-locked semiconductor diode lasers also make these devices ideal candidates for the generation of high quality optical frequency combs, or multiple wavelengths, in addition to the temporally stable, high peak intensity optical pulses that one is accustomed to. The optical frequency combs enables a variety of optical communication and signal processing applications that can exploit the large bandwidth and speed that femtosecond pulse generation implies, however the aggregate speed and bandwidth can be achieved by spectrally channelizing the bandwidth, and utilize lower speed electronics for control of the individual spectral components of the mode-locked laser. This presentation will highlight our recent results in the generation of stabilized frequency combs, and in developing approaches for filtering, modulating and detecting individual comb components. We then show how

  6. Multipulse dynamics of a passively mode-locked semiconductor laser with delayed optical feedback

    Science.gov (United States)

    Jaurigue, Lina; Krauskopf, Bernd; Lüdge, Kathy

    2017-11-01

    Passively mode-locked semiconductor lasers are compact, inexpensive sources of short light pulses of high repetition rates. In this work, we investigate the dynamics and bifurcations arising in such a device under the influence of time delayed optical feedback. This laser system is modelled by a system of delay differential equations, which includes delay terms associated with the laser cavity and feedback loop. We make use of specialised path continuation software for delay differential equations to analyse the regime of short feedback delays. Specifically, we consider how the dynamics and bifurcations depend on the pump current of the laser, the feedback strength, and the feedback delay time. We show that an important role is played by resonances between the mode-locking frequencies and the feedback delay time. We find feedback-induced harmonic mode locking and show that a mismatch between the fundamental frequency of the laser and that of the feedback cavity can lead to multi-pulse or quasiperiodic dynamics. The quasiperiodic dynamics exhibit a slow modulation, on the time scale of the gain recovery rate, which results from a beating with the frequency introduced in the associated torus bifurcations and leads to gain competition between multiple pulse trains within the laser cavity. Our results also have implications for the case of large feedback delay times, where a complete bifurcation analysis is not practical. Namely, for increasing delay, there is an ever-increasing degree of multistability between mode-locked solutions due to the frequency pulling effect.

  7. Modeling the power of an optical parametric generator by discrete mode summation

    Science.gov (United States)

    Acco, S.; Arie, A.; Ben-Aryeh, Y.; Katz, M.; Blau, P.

    2011-04-01

    An analytical expression for calculating the signal output power of an optical parametric generator (OPG) configuration was developed. The model is based on Heisenberg equations in space and radiation mode theory. A simple analytical expression can be obtained by assuming that all modes within the gain bandwidth of the nonlinear crystal have the same gain and the same interaction length. Another derivation considers the gain and interaction length of each individual mode. The model predictions are in excellent agreement with the measured signal power of OPGs based on 25- and 35-mm periodically poled LiNbO3 crystal (with effective quadratic nonlinearity of ˜14.5 pm/V) and 47-mm periodically poled LiTaO3 crystal (with effective quadratic nonlinearity of ˜9 pm/V). In addition, a comparison was made between the summation over discrete modes approach and the traditional approach of continuous integration over the beam parameters and pump frequency. We have found that the first approach, which is developed in this paper, predicts more accurately the output power of the OPG.

  8. Three-mode all-optical (de)multiplexing on a SOI chip

    Science.gov (United States)

    Le, Yan-Si; Wang, Zhi; Li, Zhi-Yong; Li, Ying; Li, Qiang; Cui, Can; Wu, Chong-Qing

    2018-01-01

    An on-chip three-mode division multiplexing circuit using a simple ADC-based TE0 & TE1 & TE2 (de)multiplexer is demonstrated to improve the link capacity of on-chip optical interconnects. The proposed (de)multiplexer does not contain any tapered waveguide which is different from the previous mode (de)multiplexer based on ADCs. Here, we choose multimode waveguide width first and then confirm corresponding width of the other two waveguides. Thus the bus waveguide without any tapers can not only reduce complexity of (de)multiplexer but also reduce difficulty of the fabrication. Our simulation results show that the hybrid multiplexer has relatively low loss and low crosstalk about -40 dB, -26.99 dB and -28.72 dB for each mode around 1550 nm with a width-variation w =± 25 nm. These properties make the proposed mode-(de)multiplexer suitable for application in high-capacity data transmission.

  9. Dual-parameter optical fiber sensor based on few-mode fiber and spherical structure

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tong, Zhengrong; Wang, Xue; Wang, Yan; Zhang, Weihua; Gong, Mingju

    2017-12-01

    An optical fiber sensor based on few-mode fiber and spherical structure is proposed and demonstrated. Temperature and refractive index can be measured simultaneously, since the interference spectrums between certain high core mode and different order cladding modes of the few-mode fiber have different sensitivities for the two parameters. The dips at 1526.4 nm and 1553.77 nm are chosen to measure the temperature and refractive index. The results of the experiment indicate that the temperature sensitivities of the dips are 0.059 nm/°C and 0.05 nm/°C, respectively. The refractive index sensitivities of the dips are -39.15 nm/RIU and -48.82 nm/RIU, respectively. And the temperature and the refractive index resolutions of the sensor are 0.95 °C and 0.0012RIU, respectively. Simultaneous measurement of temperature and refractive index can be realized by the sensor structure. This fiber interferometer sensor can also be applied in other sensing fields and has good prospects.

  10. Multi-mode optical fibers for connecting space-based spectrometers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Roberts, W. T.; Lindenmisth, C. A.; Bender, S.; Miller, E. A.; Motts, E.; Ott, M.; LaRocca, F.; Thomes, J.

    2017-11-01

    significantly smaller, less massive and less robust. Large core multi-mode optical fibers are often used to accommodate the optical connection of the two separated portions of such instrumentation. In some cases, significant throughput efficiency improvement can be realized by judiciously orienting the strands of multi-fiber cable, close-bunching them to accommodate a tight focus of the optical system on the optical side of the connection, and splaying them out linearly along a spectrometer slit on the other end. For such instrumentation to work effectively in identifying elements and molecules, and especially to produce accurate quantitative results, the spectral throughput of the optical fiber connection must be consistent over varying temperatures, over the range of motion of the optical head (and it's implied optical cable stresses), and over angle-aperture invariant of the total system. While the first two of these conditions have been demonstrated[4], spectral observations of the latter present a cause for concern, and may have an impact on future design of fiber-connected LIBS and Raman spectroscopy instruments. In short, we have observed that the shape of the spectral efficiency curve of a large multi-mode core optical fiber changes as a function of input angle.

  11. 10-GHz dispersion-managed soliton fiber-optical parametric oscillator using regenerative mode locking.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Devgan, Preetpaul S; Lasri, Jacob; Tang, Renyong; Grigoryan, Vladimir S; Kath, William L; Kumar, Prem

    2005-03-01

    We demonstrate a regeneratively mode-locked fiber-optical parametric oscillator that utilizes intracavity dispersion compensation to generate pulses at a 10-GHz repetition rate in both soliton and nonsoliton regimes. At the threshold pump power the generated pulses are close to fundamental solitons. At higher pump powers we found a significant deviation of the pulses from the sech2 shape. In addition, the use of an ultralow-jitter self-starting pump-pulse source in a regenerative feedback loop allows for a significant reduction of the signal's timing jitter and amplitude noise.

  12. Whispering Gallery Mode Based Optical Fiber Sensor for Measuring Concentration of Salt Solution

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Chia-Chin Chiang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available An optical fiber solution-concentration sensor based on whispering gallery mode (WGM is proposed in this paper. The WGM solution-concentration sensors were used to measure salt solutions, in which the concentrations ranged from 1% to 25% and the wavelength drifted from the left to the right. The experimental results showed an average sensitivity of approximately 0.372 nm/% and an R2 linearity of 0.8835. The proposed WGM sensors are of low cost, feasible for mass production, and durable for solution-concentration sensing.

  13. THz Pyro-Optical Detector Based on LiNbO₃ Whispering Gallery Mode Microdisc Resonator.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cosci, Alessandro; Cerminara, Matteo; Conti, Gualtiero Nunzi; Soria, Silvia; Righini, Giancarlo C; Pelli, Stefano

    2017-01-28

    This study analyzes the capabilities of a LiNbO₃ whispering gallery mode microdisc resonator as a potential bolometer detector in the THz range. The resonator is theoretically characterized in the stationary regime by its thermo-optic and thermal coefficients. Considering a Q-factor of 10⁷, a minimum detectable power of 20 μW was evaluated, three orders of magnitude above its noise equivalent power. This value opens up the feasibility of exploiting LiNbO₃ disc resonators as sensitive room-temperature detectors in the THz range.

  14. 870nm Bragg grating in single mode TOPAS microstructured polymer optical fibre

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Yuan, Wu; Webb, David J.; Kalli, Kyriacos

    2011-01-01

    We report the fabrication and characterization of a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) with 870 nm resonance wavelength in a single-mode TOPAS microstructured polymer optical fiber (mPOF). The grating has been UV-written with the phase-mask technique using a 325 nm HeCd laser. The static tensile strain...... sensitivity has been measured as 0.64 pm/μstrain, and the temperature sensitivity was -60 pm/°C. This is the first 870nm FBG and the first demonstration of a negative temperature response for the TOPAS FBG, for which earlier results have indicated a positive temperature response. The relatively low material...

  15. Electronic frequency tuning of the acousto-optic mode-locking device of a laser

    Science.gov (United States)

    Magdich, L. N.; Balakshy, V. I.; Mantsevich, S. N.

    2017-11-01

    The effect of the electronic tuning of the acoustic resonances in an acousto-optic mode-locking device of a laser is investigated theoretically and experimentally. The problem of the excitation of a Fabry-Perot acoustic resonator by a plate-like piezoelectric transducer (PET) is solved in the approximation of plane acoustic waves taking into consideration the actual parameters of an RF generator and the elements for matching the PET to the generator. Resonances are tuned by changing the matching inductance that was connected in parallel to the transducer of the acousto-optic cell. The cell used in the experiment was manufactured from fused silica and included a lithium niobate PET. Changes in the matching inductance in the range of 0.025 to 0.2 μH provided the acoustic-resonance frequency tuning by 0.19 MHz, which exceeds the acoustic- resonance half-width.

  16. Tailoring optical resonant cavity modes in SnO2 microstructures through doping and shape engineering

    Science.gov (United States)

    García-Tecedor, M.; Maestre, D.; Cremades, A.; Piqueras, J.

    2017-10-01

    Optical resonances are effectively tailored by engineering size, morphology and doping in tin oxide microstructures. The use of Cr shifts the light confinement to the near-infrared region, as compared to the undoped microstructures, while achieving good Q and F factors. Other issues, such as appropriate thickness to width ratio, allow the selection of Fabry-Pérot or Whispering Gallery modes, or the appearance of a combination of both kinds of resonances in the same microstructure. Morphology variability would contribute with flexibility in the design of systems for different applications, while combining the observed waveguiding behavior with the optical resonances in the same material is an advantage for applications based in a monolithic design. Refraction index of Cr doped tin oxide has been obtained.

  17. Optical design of cipher block chaining (CBC) encryption mode by using digital holography

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gil, Sang Keun; Jeon, Seok Hee; Jung, Jong Rae; Kim, Nam

    2016-03-01

    We propose an optical design of cipher block chaining (CBC) encryption by using digital holographic technique, which has higher security than the conventional electronic method because of the analog-type randomized cipher text with 2-D array. In this paper, an optical design of CBC encryption mode is implemented by 2-step quadrature phase-shifting digital holographic encryption technique using orthogonal polarization. A block of plain text is encrypted with the encryption key by applying 2-step phase-shifting digital holography, and it is changed into cipher text blocks which are digital holograms. These ciphered digital holograms with the encrypted information are Fourier transform holograms and are recorded on CCDs with 256 gray levels quantized intensities. The decryption is computed by these encrypted digital holograms of cipher texts, the same encryption key and the previous cipher text. Results of computer simulations are presented to verify that the proposed method shows the feasibility in the high secure CBC encryption system.

  18. Single-mode D-type Surface Plasmon Resonance Optical Fiber Sensor: Review

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ming-Hung Chiu

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The review paper of D-type optical fiber sensor (OFS based on surface plasmon resonance principle is presented. The OFS is made of a single-mode or multimode optical fiber which was polished as a D-shape fiber and coated with an Au-film on its plane surface. The test medium could be liquid or gas and directly contacted with the sensing surface of the sensor. There are three measurement methods in this paper, such as, the phase, intensity, and relative spectrum methods. The best resolution of the refractive index measurement in these three methods is in the region of 10-5 ~ 10-6 (RIU: refractive index unit.

  19. On the calibration of astigmatism particle tracking velocimetry for microflows

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cierpka, C.; Rossi, M.; Segura, R.; Kähler, C. J.

    2011-01-01

    Astigmatism particle tracking velocimetry (APTV) is a method to determine three components (3C) of the velocity field in a volume (3D) using a single camera. The depth position of the particles is coded by optical distortions caused by a cylindrical lens in the optical setup. This technique is particularly suited for microfluidic applications as measurement errors due to spatial averaging and depth of correlation, typically encountered with μPIV approaches, are eliminated so that the measurement precision is enhanced. Unfortunately, the current state of the technique is limited by the small measurement region achievable with the current calibration procedures as well as by higher order image aberrations (Cierpka et al 2010 Meas. Sci. Technol. 21 045401). In order to extend the size of the measurement volume and to account for all image aberrations, a new intrinsic calibration procedure, based on the imaging function of the particles, is proposed in the paper at hand. It provides an extended measurement depth, taking into account all image aberrations. In this work, the calibration procedure was applied to a μPIV arrangement but could also be implemented on macroscopic experimental setups. The calibration procedure is qualified with synthetic data as well as Poiseuille flow in a straight rectangular micro-channel with a cross-sectional area of 200 × 500 µm2. The three-dimensional velocity distribution of the whole channel was resolved via APTV with uncertainties of 0.9% and 3.7% of the centerline velocity, uc, for the in-plane and out-of-plane components, respectively. Further investigations using different cylindrical-lens focal lengths, magnifications and particle sizes provide information about achievable measurement depths and help to design and adapt the optimal system for the desired experiment.

  20. Epidemiological survey of astigmatism among 926 preschool children in a kindergarten in Enshi City

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mao-Ju Zhang

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To study the type, degree and axial distribution of low vision astigmatism in preschool children. METHODS: A group of 3-6 years old children were selected for astigmatism screening, and statistical analysis was performed on the detected 445 eyes of 308 people. RESULTS: With more than 0.50D astigmatism criteria, astigmatism examination of 308 people, accounting for 36.2%, of which 137 eyes astigmatism, astigmatism 171 monocular. The five types of astigmatism were compound hyperopia 40.7%, mixed 35.5%, compound myopia 8.5%, myopia 8.3%, simple hyperopia astigmatism degree 7.0%; 69.0% were mild, 16.6% moderate, 14.4% severe. Astigmatism axial distribution was with the rule for 54.9%, against the rule 28.8%, oblique 16.6%. In binocular astigmatism eyes, axial symmetry was in 35.8%, asymmetry in 64.2%. CONCLUSION: The main type of astigmatism in preschool children are compound hyperopia and mixed astigmatism. Astigmatism degree is mainly mild. With the increase of age, the detection rate of moderate and high astigmatism increased.

  1. Bio-optical sensor for brain activity measurement based on whispering gallery modes

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ali, Amir R.; Massoud, Yasmin M.

    2017-05-01

    In this paper, a high-resolution bio-optical sensor is developed for brain activity measurement. The aim is to develop an optical sensor with enough sensitivity to detect small electric field perturbations caused by neuronal action potential. The sensing element is a polymeric dielectric micro-resonator fabricated in a spherical shape with a few hundred microns in diameter. They are made of optical quality polymers that are soft which make them mechanically compatible with tissue. The sensors are attached to or embedded in optical fibers which serve as input/output conduits for the sensors. Hundreds or even thousands of spheres can be attached to a single fiber to detect and transmit signals at different locations. The high quality factor for the optical resonator makes it significantly used in such bio-medical applications. The sensing phenomenon is based on whispering gallery modes (WGM) shifts of the optical sensor. To mimic the brain signals, the spherical resonator is immersed in a homogeneous electrical field that is created by applying potential difference across two metallic plates. One of the plates has a variable voltage while the volt on the other plate kept fixed. Any small perturbations of the potential difference (voltage) lead to change in the electric field intensity. In turn the sensor morphology will be affected due to the change in the electrostriction force acting on it causing change in its WGM. By tracking these WGM shift on the transmission spectrum, the induced potential difference (voltage change) could be measured. Results of a mathematical model simulation agree well with the preliminary experiments. Also, the results show that the brain activity could be measured using this principle.

  2. Artisan toric lens implantation for correction of postkeratoplasty astigmatism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nuijts, Rudy M M A; Abhilakh Missier, Kiran A; Nabar, Vaisjali A; Japing, Wouter J

    2004-06-01

    To determine the efficacy of Artisan toric iris-fixated lens implantation after penetrating keratoplasty to correct high ametropia and astigmatism. Prospective, noncomparative case series. Artisan toric lens implantation was performed in 16 eyes of 16 patients who were contact lens intolerant or were unable to wear glasses because of anisometropia, high astigmatism, or both. Sixteen eyes of 16 patients received Artisan toric lenses for postkeratoplasty astigmatism, anisometropia, or both. Manifest refraction, uncorrected and spectacle-corrected visual acuity, and corneal topography were performed before surgery and 1, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months after surgery. Efficacy, percent reduction of refractive astigmatism, topographical astigmatism, anisometropia of defocus, and the astigmatism correction index were determined. A patient satisfaction questionnaire and specular microscopy results were assessed. The mean +/- standard deviation of the preoperative refractive cylinder was -6.66+/-1.93 diopters (D; range, -4.0 to -10.0 D), which was reduced to -2.08+/-1.33 D, -2.14+/-1.76 D, -1.98+/-1.65 D, -1.84+/-0.77 D, and -1.42+/-0.78 D at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and the final follow-up examination (8.4+/-4.9 months), respectively. Spherical equivalent was reduced from -4.90+/-5.50 D before surgery to -0.96+/-0.86 D at the final follow-up. The uncorrected and best-corrected visual acuities were >/=20/40 in 42% and 100% of eyes, respectively. There was no loss of best-corrected visual acuity and a gain of at least 2 lines in 50% of eyes. The percent reduction in refractive astigmatism, topographical astigmatism, and anisometropia of defocus were 78.0+/-11.5%, 20.3+/-34.9%, and 77.0+/-12.0%, respectively. The astigmatism correction index was 102.8+/-18.6%. Satisfaction increased from 3.2 to 8.3 after implantation. The endothelial cell loss was 7.6+/-18.9% at 3 months and 16.6+/-20.4% at the last follow-up. In 1 patient, a reversible graft rejection occurred

  3. Integrating Nanostructured Artificial Receptors with Whispering Gallery Mode Optical Microresonators via Inorganic Molecular Imprinting Techniques.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hammond, G Denise; Vojta, Adam L; Grant, Sheila A; Hunt, Heather K

    2016-06-15

    The creation of label-free biosensors capable of accurately detecting trace contaminants, particularly small organic molecules, is of significant interest for applications in environmental monitoring. This is achieved by pairing a high-sensitivity signal transducer with a biorecognition element that imparts selectivity towards the compound of interest. However, many environmental pollutants do not have corresponding biorecognition elements. Fortunately, biomimetic chemistries, such as molecular imprinting, allow for the design of artificial receptors with very high selectivity for the target. Here, we perform a proof-of-concept study to show how artificial receptors may be created from inorganic silanes using the molecular imprinting technique and paired with high-sensitivity transducers without loss of device performance. Silica microsphere Whispering Gallery Mode optical microresonators are coated with a silica thin film templated by a small fluorescent dye, fluorescein isothiocyanate, which serves as our model target. Oxygen plasma degradation and solvent extraction of the template are compared. Extracted optical devices are interacted with the template molecule to confirm successful sorption of the template. Surface characterization is accomplished via fluorescence and optical microscopy, ellipsometry, optical profilometry, and contact angle measurements. The quality factors of the devices are measured to evaluate the impact of the coating on device sensitivity. The resulting devices show uniform surface coating with no microstructural damage with Q factors above 10⁶. This is the first report demonstrating the integration of these devices with molecular imprinting techniques, and could lead to new routes to biosensor creation for environmental monitoring.

  4. Pseudo-type-II tuning behavior and mode identification in whispering gallery optical parametric oscillators.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Meisenheimer, Sarah-Katharina; Fürst, Josef Urban; Schiller, Annelie; Holderied, Florian; Buse, Karsten; Breunig, Ingo

    2016-06-27

    Wavelength tuning of conventional mirror-based optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) exhibits parabolically-shaped tuning curves (type-0 and type-I phase matching) or tuning branches that cross each other with a finite slope (type-II phase matching). We predict and experimentally prove that whispering gallery OPOs based on type-0 phase matching show both tuning behaviors, depending on whether the mode numbers of the generated waves coincide or differ. We investigate the wavelength tuning of optical parametric oscillation in a millimeter-sized radially-poled lithium niobate disk pumped at 1 μm wavelength generating signal and idler waves between 1.7 and 2.6 μm wavelength. Our experimental findings excellently coincide with the theoretical predictions. The investigated whispering gallery optical parametric oscillator combines the employment of the highest nonlinear-optical coefficient of the material with a controlled type-II-like wavelength tuning and with the possibility of self-phase locking.

  5. Integrating Nanostructured Artificial Receptors with Whispering Gallery Mode Optical Microresonators via Inorganic Molecular Imprinting Techniques

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    G. Denise Hammond

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The creation of label-free biosensors capable of accurately detecting trace contaminants, particularly small organic molecules, is of significant interest for applications in environmental monitoring. This is achieved by pairing a high-sensitivity signal transducer with a biorecognition element that imparts selectivity towards the compound of interest. However, many environmental pollutants do not have corresponding biorecognition elements. Fortunately, biomimetic chemistries, such as molecular imprinting, allow for the design of artificial receptors with very high selectivity for the target. Here, we perform a proof-of-concept study to show how artificial receptors may be created from inorganic silanes using the molecular imprinting technique and paired with high-sensitivity transducers without loss of device performance. Silica microsphere Whispering Gallery Mode optical microresonators are coated with a silica thin film templated by a small fluorescent dye, fluorescein isothiocyanate, which serves as our model target. Oxygen plasma degradation and solvent extraction of the template are compared. Extracted optical devices are interacted with the template molecule to confirm successful sorption of the template. Surface characterization is accomplished via fluorescence and optical microscopy, ellipsometry, optical profilometry, and contact angle measurements. The quality factors of the devices are measured to evaluate the impact of the coating on device sensitivity. The resulting devices show uniform surface coating with no microstructural damage with Q factors above 106. This is the first report demonstrating the integration of these devices with molecular imprinting techniques, and could lead to new routes to biosensor creation for environmental monitoring.

  6. On the generation of octave-spanning optical frequency combs using monolithic whispering-gallery-mode microresonators.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chembo, Yanne K; Yu, Nan

    2010-08-15

    Octave-spanning optical frequency combs are especially interesting in optical metrology owing to the ability of self-referencing. We report a theoretical study on the generation of octave-spanning combs in the whispering gallery modes of a microresonator. Through a modal expansion model simulation in a calcium fluoride microcavity, we show that a combination of suitable pump power, Kerr nonlinearity, and dispersion profile can lead to stable and robust octave-spanning optical frequency combs.

  7. REVIEW ARTICLE: Slow light modes for optical delay lines: 2D photonic crystal-based design structures, performances and challenges

    Science.gov (United States)

    Talneau, A.

    2010-10-01

    This paper presents an overview of 2D photonic crystal-based structures designed to display low group velocity as well as reduced group velocity dispersions. Their main envisioned applications are optical delay lines for telecom transmissions at 1.55 µm. Optical mechanisms responsible for slowing down the optical modes and encountered in the slow light regime serve as a guideline for this paper.

  8. Astigmatism induced by conventional spherical ablation after PRK and LASIK in myopia with astigmatism < 1.00 D

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Christiansen SM

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Steven M Christiansen,1 Mark D Mifflin,1 Jason N Edmonds,1 Rachel G Simpson,2 Majid Moshirfar11John A Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ, USABackground: The purpose of this study was to evaluate surgically-induced astigmatism after spherical ablation in photorefractive keratectomy (PRK and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK for myopia with astigmatism < 1.00 D.Methods: The charts of patients undergoing spherical PRK or LASIK for the correction of myopia with minimal astigmatism of <1.00 D from 2002 to 2012 at the John A Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City, UT, were retrospectively reviewed. Astigmatism was measured by manifest refraction. The final astigmatic refractive outcome at 6 months postoperatively was compared with the initial refraction by Alpins vector analysis.Results: For PRK, average cylinder increased from 0.39 ± 0.25 (0.00–0.75 preoperatively to 0.55 ± 0.48 (0.00–1.75 postoperatively (P = 0.014, compared with an increase in LASIK eyes from 0.40 ± 0.27 (0.00–0.75 preoperatively to 0.52 ± 0.45 (0.00–2.00 postoperatively (P = 0.041. PRK eyes experienced an absolute value change in cylinder of 0.41 ± 0.32 (0.00–1.50 and LASIK eyes experienced a change of 0.41 ± 0.31 (0.00–1.50, P = 0.955. Mean surgically-induced astigmatism was 0.59 ± 0.35 (0.00–1.70 in PRK eyes, with an increase in surgically-induced astigmatism of 0.44 D for each additional 1.00 D of preoperative cylinder; in LASIK eyes, mean surgically-induced astigmatism was 0.55 ± 0.32 (0.00–1.80, P = 0.482, with an increase in surgically-induced astigmatism of 0.29 D for each 1.00 D of preoperative cylinder.Conclusion: Spherical ablation can induce substantial astigmatism even in eyes with less than one diopter of preoperative astigmatism in both PRK and LASIK. No significant difference in the magnitude of surgically-induced astigmatism was found between eyes

  9. Dual-mode optical fiber-based tweezers for robust trapping and manipulation of absorbing particles in air

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sil, Souvik; Kanti Saha, Tushar; Kumar, Avinash; Bera, Sudipta K.; Banerjee, Ayan

    2017-12-01

    We develop an optical tweezers system using a single dual-mode optical fiber where mesoscopic absorbing particles can be trapped in three dimensions and manipulated employing photophoretic forces. We generate a superposition of fundamental and first order Hermite–Gaussian beam modes by the simple innovation of coupling a laser into a commercial optical fiber designed to be single mode for a wavelength higher than that of the laser. We achieve robust trapping of the absorbing particles for hours using both the pure fundamental and superposition mode beams and attain large manipulation velocities of ∼5 mm s‑1 in the axial direction and ∼0.75 mm s‑1 in the radial direction. We then demonstrate that the superposition mode is more effective in trapping and manipulation compared to the fundamental mode by around 80%, which may be increased several times by the use of a pure first order Hermite–Gaussian mode. The work has promising implications for trapping and spectroscopy of aerosols in air using simple optical fiber-based traps.

  10. Late onset post-keratoplasty astigmatism in patients with keratoconus

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lim, L; Pesudovs, K; Goggin, M; Coster, D J

    2004-01-01

    Aim: 10 eyes of 10 patients are reported where progression of keratoconus in the host cornea occurred more than 10 years after penetrating keratoplasty with resultant increase in astigmatism. The technique and results of graft refractive surgery in seven eyes are presented. Methods: The clinical features and management of these patients were retrospectively analysed. Graft refractive surgery involved an incision at the graft-host junction adjacent to the host thinning with compressive resuturing. Astigmatic changes were calculated using vector analysis. Results: There were seven men and three women with a mean age of 41.2 years. The average age when undergoing penetrating keratoplasty in the affected eye was 28.4 years and the average time after penetrating keratoplasty until keratoconus appeared in the host cornea defined by host thinning was 13.5 years. The mean cylinder power before host thinning was noted was 5.07D (SD 2.19) and the mean after host thinning was 11.0D (2.53). The mean vector calculated disease induced astigmatism magnitude was 7.59D (3.09). Graft refractive surgery was performed in seven eyes. The mean cylinder power before and after graft refractive surgery was 11.28D (2.15) and 7.09D (5.53) respectively. The surgically induced astigmatism vector magnitude was 7.36D (4.88). Conclusion: Progression of keratoconus in the host cornea late after penetrating keratoplasty is characterised by a large astigmatic change where the flat axis of astigmatism passes through an area of host thinning visible on slit lamp examination. Compressive resuturing performed in the area of host thinning resulted in satisfactory reduction of astigmatism. PMID:14977772

  11. Three Methods for Correction of Astigmatism during Phacoemulsification

    Science.gov (United States)

    Mohammad-Rabei, Hossein; Mohammad-Rabei, Elham; Espandar, Goldis; Javadi, Mohammad Ali; Jafarinasab, Mohammad Reza; Hashemian, Seyed Javad; Feizi, Sepehr

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: To compare the safety and efficacy of three methods for correcting pre-existing astigmatism during phacoemulsification. Methods: This prospective, comparative, non-randomized study was conducted from March 2010 to January 2011, and included patients with keratometric astigmatism ≥1.25 D undergoing cataract surgery. Astigmatism was corrected using the following approaches: limbal relaxing incisions (LRI) on the steep meridian, extension and suturing of the phaco incision created at the steep meridian (extended-on-axis incision, EOAI), and toric intraocular lens (tIOL) implantation. Keratometric and refractive astigmatism were evaluated 1, 8, and 24 weeks postoperatively. Results: Eighty-three eyes of 72 patients (35 male and 37 female) with mean age of 62.4 ± 14.3 (range, 41-86) years were enrolled. The astigmatism was corrected by using the LRI, EOAI and tIOL implantation methods in 17, 33 and 33 eyes, respectively. Postoperative uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA) was significantly improved in all three groups. The difference in postoperative UDVA was not statistically significant among the study groups throughout follow-up except at week 24, when UCVA was significantly better in the tIOL group as compared to the EOAI group (P = 0.024). There is no statistically significant difference of correction index and index of success between three groups at week 24 (P = 0.085 and P = 0.085 respectively). Conclusion: There was no significant difference in astigmatism reduction among the three methods of astigmatism correction during phacoemulsification. Each of these methods can be used at the discretion of the surgeon. PMID:27413496

  12. An Optically Pumped Magnetometer Working in the Light-Shift Dispersed Mz Mode.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Schultze, Volkmar; Schillig, Bastian; IJsselsteijn, Rob; Scholtes, Theo; Woetzel, Stefan; Stolz, Ronny

    2017-03-10

    We present an optically pumped magnetometer working in a new operational mode-the light-shift dispersed Mz (LSD-Mz) mode. It is realized combining various features; (1) high power off-resonant optical pumping; (2) Mz configuration, where pumping light and magnetic field of interest are oriented parallel to each other; (3) use of small alkali metal vapor cells of identical properties in integrated array structures, where two such cells are pumped by circularly polarized light of opposite helicity; and (4) subtraction of the Mz signals of these two cells. The LSD-Mz magnetometer's performance depends on the inherent and very complex interplay of input parameters. In order to find the configuration of optimal magnetometer resolution, a sensitivity analysis of the input parameters by means of Latin Hypercube Sampling was carried out. The resulting datasets of the multi-dimensional parameter space exploration were assessed by a subsequent physically reasonable interpretation. Finally, the best shot-noise limited magnetic field resolution was determined within that parameter space. As the result, using two 50 mm3 integrated vapor cells a magnetic field resolution below 10 fT/√Hz at Earth's magnetic field strength is possible.

  13. Achievable information rates calculation for optical OFDM few-mode fiber long-haul transmission systems.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lin, Changyu; Djordjevic, Ivan B; Zou, Ding

    2015-06-29

    We propose a method to estimate the lower bound of achievable information rates (AIRs) of high speed orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) in spatial division multiplexing (SDM) optical long-haul transmission systems. The estimation of AIR is based on the forward recursion of multidimensional super-symbol efficient sliding-window Bahl-Cocke-Jelinek-Raviv (BCJR) algorithm. We consider most of the degradations of fiber links including nonlinear effects in few-mode fiber (FMF). This method does not consider the SDM as a simple multiplexer of independent data streams, but provides a super-symbol version for AIR calculation over spatial channels. This super-symbol version of AIR calculation algorithm, in principle, can be used for arbitrary multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-SDM system with channel memory consideration. We illustrate this method by performing Monte Carlo simulations in a complete FMF model. Both channel model and algorithm for calculation of the AIRs are described in details. We also compare the AIRs results for QPSK/16QAM in both single mode fiber (SMF)- and FMF-based optical OFDM transmission.

  14. Whispering Gallery Modes in Standard Optical Fibres for Fibre Profiling Measurements and Sensing of Unlabelled Chemical Species

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Anna Boleininger

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Whispering gallery mode resonances in liquid droplets and microspheres have attracted considerable attention due to their potential uses in a range of sensing and technological applications. We describe a whispering gallery mode sensor in which standard optical fibre is used as the whispering gallery mode resonator. The sensor is characterised in terms of the response of the whispering gallery mode spectrum to changes in resonator size, refractive index of the surrounding medium, and temperature, and its measurement capabilities are demonstrated through application to high-precision fibre geometry profiling and the detection of unlabelled biochemical species. The prototype sensor is capable of detecting unlabelled biomolecular species in attomole quantities.

  15. Whispering Gallery Modes in Standard Optical Fibres for Fibre Profiling Measurements and Sensing of Unlabelled Chemical Species

    Science.gov (United States)

    Boleininger, Anna; Lake, Thomas; Hami, Sophia; Vallance, Claire

    2010-01-01

    Whispering gallery mode resonances in liquid droplets and microspheres have attracted considerable attention due to their potential uses in a range of sensing and technological applications. We describe a whispering gallery mode sensor in which standard optical fibre is used as the whispering gallery mode resonator. The sensor is characterised in terms of the response of the whispering gallery mode spectrum to changes in resonator size, refractive index of the surrounding medium, and temperature, and its measurement capabilities are demonstrated through application to high-precision fibre geometry profiling and the detection of unlabelled biochemical species. The prototype sensor is capable of detecting unlabelled biomolecular species in attomole quantities. PMID:22294898

  16. Real-time quantitative measurement of the mode beating of an injection-seeded optical parametric oscillator

    OpenAIRE

    Mahnke, Peter; Wirth, Martin

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we present the dependency of a quantitative measurement of the first-order longitudinal mode beating of an injection-seeded optical parametric oscillator (OPO) on its injection-seeding state. We show the correlation of the intensity of the first-order longitudinal mode beating and the side-mode suppression of an injection-seeded OPO. We further demonstrate that the mode-beating intensity can be used as an indicator for the spectral purity of an injection-seeded OPO.

  17. Localized Higgs modes of superfluid Bose gases in optical lattices: A Gutzwiller mean-field study

    Science.gov (United States)

    Danshita, Ippei; Tsuchiya, Shunji

    2017-10-01

    We study effects of a potential barrier on collective modes of superfluid Bose gases in optical lattices. We assume that the barrier is created by local suppression of the hopping amplitude. When the system is in a close vicinity of the Mott transition at commensurate fillings, where an approximate particle-hole symmetry emerges, there exist bound states of Higgs amplitude mode that are localized around the barrier. By applying the Gutzwiller mean-field approximation to the Bose-Hubbard model, we analyze properties of normal modes of the system with a special focus on the Higgs bound states. We show that when the system moves away from the Mott transition point, the Higgs bound states turn into quasibound states due to inevitable breaking of the particle-hole symmetry. We use a stabilization method to compute the resonance energy and linewidth of the quasibound states. We compare the results obtained by the Gutzwiller approach with those by the Ginzburg-Landau theory. We find that the Higgs bound states survive even in a parameter region far from the Mott transition, where the Ginzburg-Landau theory fails.

  18. Microstructured optical fiber for multichannel sensing based on Fano resonance of the whispering gallery modes.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lin, Wei; Zhang, Hao; Chen, Shih-Chi; Liu, Bo; Liu, Yan-Ge

    2017-01-23

    We present the design and theoretical demonstration of a microstructured optical fiber (MOF) for multichannel sensing applications based on the Fano resonance among the different whispering-gallery modes (WGMs) propagating in the MOF. The proposed MOF consists of a number of capillary channels with different diameters inside a tubular frame. When the phases of the WGMs in the capillary channels and the frame are matched, the Fano resonance will occur and the resonant peaks can be observed in the output spectrum of the tubular frame resonator. Sensing signals from the individual channels can be detected by measuring the central wavelengths of the corresponding Fano resonant peaks. To demonstrate the practicality, we study a dual-channel MOF for bio-sensing applications, i.e., detecting the refractive index variation in biological samples. In the analysis, we have shown that channel 1 and 2 achieve a sensitivity of 29.0557 nm/RIU (refractive index unit) and 22.9160 nm/RIU in the TE mode; and 16.0694 nm/RIU and 13.3181 nm/RIU in the TM mode respectively, when the refractive index of the biological samples varies between 1.330 and 1.345. The new MOF can be a compact, flexible, and low-cost solution for a variety of applications including multichannel bio/chemical sensing, multi-microcavity laser, and tunable photonics devices.

  19. Fiber Transmission Stabilization by Optical Heterodyning Techniques and Synchronization of Mode-Locked Lasers Using Two Spectral Lines

    CERN Document Server

    Staples, J W

    2005-01-01

    Stabilization of the transit time through a glass fiber using an optical heterodyne technique promises to provide jitter reduction down to the few femtosecond level using inexpensive commodity hardware. An acousto-optical frequency shifter provides the optical frequency offset that is used to downconvert phase shifts at optical frequency to equivalent phase shifts at radio frequency which are used to close a phase-lock loop driving a piezoelectric phase shifter. Using the stabilized fiber transmission medium, two spectral lines of a mode locked laser lock two low-power CW lasers which are transmitted to a receiver which phase locks the same spectral lines of a second mode-locked laser to the first. The optical transmission system operates at low power and is linear, providing excellent signal-to-noise ratio and allows many signals to be transmitted without mutual interference. Experimental results will be presented.

  20. Photorefractive keratectomy in the management of postradial keratotomy hyperopia and astigmatism

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mohammad Ghoreishi

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK in the management of postoperative hyperopia and astigmatism in patients with history of radial keratotomy (RK. Materials and Methods: This prospective nonrandomized noncomparative interventional case series enrolled consecutive eyes treated with PRK after RK. In cases, in which (1 wavefront (WF scan was undetectable during primary examinations; and/or, (2 WF data were not transferable to the excimer laser device, patients were treated with the tissue-saving (TS mode. Patients with detectable/transferable WF were assigned to WF-guided advanced personalized treatment (APT. Results: Thirty-two and 47 eyes were managed by APT and TS modes, respectively. Pooled analysis of both APT and TS groups showed improvement in uncorrected distant visual acuity and corrected distant visual acuity. The amount of sphere, cylinder, corneal cylinder, spherical equivalent, defocus equivalent, and total aberration showed improvement as well. Conclusion: PRK seems to bring favorable outcome and safety profile in the management of post-RK hyperopia and astigmatism. It is crucial for practitioners to warn their patients about the fact that they may still have progressive refractive instability regardless of their choice on the laser method of vision correction.

  1. Small Incision Lenticule Extraction for Postkeratoplasty Myopia and Astigmatism

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Tamer H. Massoud

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. To evaluate the visual and refractive outcomes after small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE for treating myopia and myopic astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP. Design. Case-series. Methods. Ten eyes of 10 patients with previous PKP and residual myopic astigmatism for whom pentacam imaging and thickness measurements were acceptable for laser vision correction. Manifest refraction (MR, uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA, and corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA were obtained preoperatively and one day, one week, and one, 3, and 6 months postoperatively. Cases were operated on the VisuMax® femtosecond laser platform with 500 kHz repetition rate. Results. The mean correction ratio for spherical errors was 0.84±0.19 D and for the mean refractive spherical equivalent (MRSE was 0.79±0.13 D. Vector analysis showed a mean astigmatism reduction at the intended axis of 67±25.25%, a correction index of 0.81±0.21, and an overall mean percentage of success of astigmatism surgery of 53±37.9%. The postoperative MRSE was stable throughout the 6-month follow-up period. The efficacy index was 0.93 and the safety index was 1.12. Conclusion. SMILE for correction of post-PKP myopia and astigmatism is effective, safe, and stable with moderate accuracy and predictability. Centration of the treatment within the grafts was easily performed.

  2. Relaxing incisions with compression sutures to reduce astigmatism after epikeratoplasty.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fronterre, A; Portesani, G P

    1990-01-01

    Relaxing incisions with compression sutures were performed in seven eyes with high astigmatism following epikeratoplasty for keratoconus and in one case of posttraumatic aphakia. Mean preoperative keratometric astigmatism was 7.64 +/- 2.51 diopters (range 5.50 D to 13.00 D) in the epikeratoplasties for keratoconus and about 10.00 D in the hyperopic epikeratoplasty. The surgical procedure consisted of a free-hand dissection perpendicular to the steeper meridian along the scar between the edge of the epikeratoplasty lenticule and the recipient cornea, with an additional incision into the recipient stroma to an approximate depth of 80%. Following the incisions, compression sutures were added 90 degrees away in the flatter meridian. After surgery, the net decrease in keratometric astigmatism was 6.50 D +/- 2.90 D (range 5.00 to 13.00 D) in the eyes with epikeratoplasty for keratoconus and 6.50 D in the eye with hyperopic epikeratoplasty. Uncorrected visual acuity improved in six eyes and remained unchanged in two eyes. Spectacle-corrected visual acuity improved in every eye and contact-lens-corrected visual acuity improved in seven eyes and was unchanged in one eye. This procedure, already employed for astigmatism correction after penetrating keratoplasty, was effective in decreasing astigmatism after epikeratoplasty.

  3. Investigation of a driven fermionic system and detecting chiral edge modes in an optical lattice

    Science.gov (United States)

    Görg, Frederik; Messer, Michael; Jotzu, Gregor; Sandholzer, Kilian; Desbuquois, Rémi; Goldman, Nathan; Esslinger, Tilman

    2017-04-01

    Periodically driven systems of ultracold fermions in optical lattices allow to implement a large variety of effective Hamiltonians through Floquet engineering. An important question is whether this method can be extended to interacting systems. We investigate driven two-body systems in an array of double wells and measure the double occupancy and the spin-spin correlator in the large frequency limit and when driving resonantly to an energy scale of the underlying static Hamiltonian. We analyze whether the emerging states of the driven system can be adiabatically connected to states in the unshaken lattice. In addition, we measure the amplitude of the micromotion which describes the short time dynamics of the system and compare it directly to theory. In another context we propose a method to create topological interfaces and detect chiral edge modes in a two dimensional optical lattice. We illustrate this through an optical lattice realization of the Haldane model for cold atoms, where an additional spatially-varying lattice potential induces distinct topological phases in separated regions of space.

  4. The Detection of Helicobacter hepaticus Using Whispering-Gallery Mode Microcavity Optical Sensors.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Anderson, Mark E; O'Brien, Emily C; Grayek, Emily N; Hermansen, James K; Hunt, Heather K

    2015-08-07

    Current bacterial detection techniques are relatively slow, require bulky instrumentation, and usually require some form of specialized training. The gold standard for bacterial detection is culture testing, which can take several days to receive a viable result. Therefore, simpler detection techniques that are both fast and sensitive could greatly improve bacterial detection and identification. Here, we present a new method for the detection of the bacteria Helicobacter hepaticus using whispering-gallery mode (WGM) optical microcavity-based sensors. Due to minimal reflection losses and low material adsorption, WGM-based sensors have ultra-high quality factors, resulting in high-sensitivity sensor devices. In this study, we have shown that bacteria can be non-specifically detected using WGM optical microcavity-based sensors. The minimum detection for the device was 1 × 10(4) cells/mL, and the minimum time of detection was found to be 750 s. Given that a cell density as low as 1 × 10(3) cells/mL for Helicobacter hepaticus can cause infection, the limit of detection shown here would be useful for most levels where Helicobacter hepaticus is biologically relevant. This study suggests a new approach for H. hepaticus detection using label-free optical sensors that is faster than, and potentially as sensitive as, standard techniques.

  5. The Detection of Helicobacter hepaticus Using Whispering-Gallery Mode Microcavity Optical Sensors

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mark E. Anderson

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Current bacterial detection techniques are relatively slow, require bulky instrumentation, and usually require some form of specialized training. The gold standard for bacterial detection is culture testing, which can take several days to receive a viable result. Therefore, simpler detection techniques that are both fast and sensitive could greatly improve bacterial detection and identification. Here, we present a new method for the detection of the bacteria Helicobacter hepaticus using whispering-gallery mode (WGM optical microcavity-based sensors. Due to minimal reflection losses and low material adsorption, WGM-based sensors have ultra-high quality factors, resulting in high-sensitivity sensor devices. In this study, we have shown that bacteria can be non-specifically detected using WGM optical microcavity-based sensors. The minimum detection for the device was 1 × 104 cells/mL, and the minimum time of detection was found to be 750 s. Given that a cell density as low as 1 × 103 cells/mL for Helicobacter hepaticus can cause infection, the limit of detection shown here would be useful for most levels where Helicobacter hepaticus is biologically relevant. This study suggests a new approach for H. hepaticus detection using label-free optical sensors that is faster than, and potentially as sensitive as, standard techniques.

  6. High power burst-mode optical parametric amplifier with arbitrary pulse selection.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Pergament, M; Kellert, M; Kruse, K; Wang, J; Palmer, G; Wissmann, L; Wegner, U; Lederer, M J

    2014-09-08

    We present results from a unique burst-mode femtosecond non-collinear optical parametric amplifier (NOPA) under development for the optical - x-ray pump-probe experiments at the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility. The NOPA operates at a burst rate of 10 Hz, a duty cycle of 2.5% and an intra-burst repetition rate of up to 4.5 MHz, producing high fidelity 15 fs pulses at a center wavelength of 810 nm. Using dispersive amplification filtering of the super-continuum seed pulses allows for selectable pulse duration up to 75 fs, combined with a tuning range in excess of 100 nm whilst remaining nearly transform limited. At an intra-burst rate of 188 kHz the single pulse energy from two sequential NOPA stages reached 180 µJ, corresponding to an average power of 34W during the burst. Acousto- and electro-optic switching techniques enable the generation of transient free bursts of required length and the selection of arbitrary pulse sequences inside the burst.

  7. Efficient OPSL-pumped mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 laser with 67% optical-to-optical efficiency

    Science.gov (United States)

    Heuer, Alexander M.; Saraceno, Clara J.; Beil, Kolja; Huber, Günter; Kränkel, Christian

    2016-01-01

    We present a mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 laser with up to 67% of optical-to-optical efficiency. By utilizing a high brightness optically pumped semiconductor laser (OPSL) as a pump source and using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) we obtained self-starting mode locking. A pulse duration of 571 fs at 4.73 W of average output power with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 67% was achieved. In a slightly different cavity configuration the pulse duration was reduced to 313 fs at 2.16 W of average output power. In both cases the pulse duration was longer than the Fourier limit and the spectrum supports significantly shorter pulse durations. The laser wavelength is centered at 1034 nm and the repetition rate is 100.76 MHz in both cases. In continuous wave fundamental mode operation the optical-to-optical efficiency was as high as 78% with output powers exceeding 5 W. PMID:26739546

  8. Efficient OPSL-pumped mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 laser with 67% optical-to-optical efficiency

    Science.gov (United States)

    Heuer, Alexander M.; Saraceno, Clara J.; Beil, Kolja; Huber, Günter; Kränkel, Christian

    2016-01-01

    We present a mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 laser with up to 67% of optical-to-optical efficiency. By utilizing a high brightness optically pumped semiconductor laser (OPSL) as a pump source and using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) we obtained self-starting mode locking. A pulse duration of 571 fs at 4.73 W of average output power with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 67% was achieved. In a slightly different cavity configuration the pulse duration was reduced to 313 fs at 2.16 W of average output power. In both cases the pulse duration was longer than the Fourier limit and the spectrum supports significantly shorter pulse durations. The laser wavelength is centered at 1034 nm and the repetition rate is 100.76 MHz in both cases. In continuous wave fundamental mode operation the optical-to-optical efficiency was as high as 78% with output powers exceeding 5 W.

  9. Femtosecond laser arcuate keratotomy for the correction of high astigmatism after keratoplasty.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nubile, Mario; Carpineto, Paolo; Lanzini, Manuela; Calienno, Roberta; Agnifili, Luca; Ciancaglini, Marco; Mastropasqua, Leonardo

    2009-06-01

    To determine the feasibility and initial outcomes of using a femtosecond laser to perform arcuate keratotomies to correct high post-keratoplasty astigmatism. Prospective noncomparative interventional case series. Twelve eyes of 12 consecutive patients (mean age 44.9+/-9.5 years) who presented with a high degree of astigmatism, noncorrectable with spectacles or contact lenses (10 post-penetrating keratoplasty, 2 post-deep lamellar keratoplasty), and were candidates for relaxing incisional corneal surgery. The Femtec (20/10 Perfect Vision, GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany) femtosecond laser performed paired 90-degree angled arcuate incisions on the graft button. The incision sites and depths were programmed at 1.00 mm inside the graft edge and at 90% of the corresponding local graft thickness, whereas the angular lengths of the cuts were determined by analyzing the locations and extents of the steepest meridians in the topographic map. Changes in uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), mean subjective and topographically determined astigmatism; imaging of incisions by anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT); and wound healing by in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM). Postoperative follow-up extended to 6 months. Mean uncorrected logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution (logMAR) BSCVA and UCVA improved from preoperative values of 0.25+/-0.16 and 1.05+/-0.18 to 6-month values of 0.11+/-0.12 (standard deviation) and 0.55+/-0.34, respectively (Pastigmatism was 7.16+/-3.07 diopters (D) preoperatively and 2.23+/-1.55 D at 1 month after surgery (P = 0.002) and remained stable to the end of follow-up. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography image analysis showed that the depth and location of the incisions were consistent with the preoperative surgical plan. In vivo confocal microscopy showed mild edema and keratocyte activation along the incision edges, together with initial epithelial ingrowth inside the wound

  10. [The application of vector analysis for evaluation of astigmatism correction in the corneal refractive surgery].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhang, Jiamei; Wang, Yan

    2016-01-01

    Since sixty percent of ametropes obtain astigmatism, which has influence on the visual quality, correcting the astigmatism is always the focus of concerns during visual correction procedures especially for the corneal refractive surgery. The postoperative spherical equivalent or residual cylindrical dioptors was used as quantitative index to evaluate the correction of astigmatism previously; however, such results neglect the effect of astigmatic axis shift on the treatment. Taking astigmatism as a vector parameter could describe the magnitude and direction of astigmatism accurately, thus it was increasingly applied in the evaluation of astigmatism correction. This paper reviews the present vector analysis methods, evaluation indexes and its application for the correction of astigmatism in the corneal refractive surgery.

  11. EFFECT OF ARCUATE INCISION ON POST-KERATOPLASTY ASTIGMATISM

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mehdi Hosseini Tehrani

    1995-07-01

    Full Text Available This work is a report 0/9 cases ofarcuate incision for correction 0/astigmatism, after penetrating keratoplasty. Plannings were based OJJ corneal topography, and the first operation was always arcuate incision alone. 11,e secondary plans were based on refractive errors. The mean of preoperative astigmatism was 6D with the range of5 to 9/. After arcuate incision a/the graft-host interface in the firs' operation, 'he mean reduction ofastigmatism was 3. OS/ with the range 0[0.5- 4.5]. Mean spherical equivalent change was O.16D. Arcuate incision is an appropriate methodfor correction ofastigmatism after PK and can he considered a.s a single procedure for [ow astigmatism, although the results may be unprediaable:

  12. Astigmatism induced by intrastromal corneal suture after small incision phacoemulsification.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chipont-Benabent, E; Artola Roig, A; Pérez-Santonja, J J; Guisbert Medel, M; Alió Sanz, J L

    1998-04-01

    To evaluate the course of astigmatic evolution and complications after clear corneal incisions using an intrastromal corneal suture. Instituto Oftalmologico de Alicante, University of Alicante, Spain. Eighty eyes of 62 patients had endocapsular phacoemulsification. A foldable intraocular lens was implanted through a 4.0 mm clear corneal incision. A 10-0 nylon intrastromal corneal suture was used in all eyes. Change sin corneal astigmatism were calculated by vector analysis; follow-up was 6 months. Early and late suture-related complications were also evaluated. Mean induced cylinder was 1.25 diopters (D) +/- 1.24 (SD) with the wound 1 day postoperatively and 0.19 +/- 0.81 D against the wound at 6 months. There were no incision- or suture-related complications postoperatively. Use of the intrastromal corneal suture led to astigmatically neutral closure of multiplanar corneal incisions.

  13. Astigmatic intensity equation for electron microscopy based phase retrieval.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Petersen, Tim C; Keast, Vicki J

    2007-08-01

    Phase retrieval, in principle, can be performed in a transmission electron microscope (TEM) using arbitrary aberrations of electron waves; provided that the aberrations are well-characterised and known. For example, the transport of intensity equation (TIE) can be used to infer the phase from a through-focus series of images. In this work an "astigmatic intensity equation" (AIE) is considered, which relates phase gradients to intensity variations caused by TEM objective lens focus and astigmatism variations. Within the paraxial approximation, it is shown that an exact solution of the AIE for the phase can be obtained using efficient Fourier transform methods. Experimental requirements for using the AIE are the measurement of a through-focus derivative and another intensity derivative, which is taken with respect to objective lens astigmatism variation. Two quasi-experimental investigations are conducted to test the validity of the solution.

  14. Optical mode confinement in the Al/SiO2 disk nanocavities with hyperbolic dispersion in the infrared spectral region

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bacco, Carla; Kelly, Priscilla; Kuznetsova, Lyuba

    2016-10-01

    This paper presents the results of a numerical study of the optical mode confinement in whispering gallery mode disk nanocavities with hyperbolic dispersion using nanolayered Al/SiO2 hyperbolic metamaterial with different Al fill fractions. The fundamental properties of the optical modes and resonance frequencies for the disk nanocavities are studied using the numerical finite-element method. Numerical simulations show that light can be well confined in a disk nanocavity with a radius of up to an order of magnitude smaller than free-space resonant wavelength. This paper will also focus on how Purcell factor and quality factor of the disk nanocavities are affected by the fill fraction of the aluminum in the nanolayered metamaterial. Potential future applications for disk nanocavities with hyperbolic dispersion include silicon photonics optical communications networks, ultrafast LEDs, and biological nanoparticles sensing.

  15. Goos-Hänchen and Imbert-Fedorov shifts for astigmatic Gaussian beams

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ornigotti, Marco; Aiello, Andrea

    2015-06-01

    In this work we investigate the role of the beam astigmatism in the Goos-Hänchen and Imbert-Fedorov shift. As a case study, we consider a Gaussian beam focused by an astigmatic lens and we calculate explicitly the corrections to the standard formulas for beam shifts due to the astigmatism induced by the lens. Our results show that the different focusing in the longitudinal and transverse direction introduced by an astigmatic lens may enhance the angular part of the shift.

  16. LASIK for post penetrating keratoplasty astigmatism and myopia

    OpenAIRE

    WEBBER, S; Lawless, M.; Sutton, G; Rogers, C.

    1999-01-01

    AIMS—To report the results of a series of patients who were treated with LASIK to correct post penetrating keratoplasty ametropia.
METHODS—26 eyes of 24 patients underwent LASIK to correct astigmatism and myopia after corneal transplantation; 14 eyes also received arcuate cuts in the stromal bed at the time of surgery. The mean preoperative spherical equivalent was −5.20D and the mean preoperative astigmatism was 8.67D.
RESULTS—The results of 25 eyes are reported. The mean 1 month values for ...

  17. Narrow Bandwidth 850-nm Fiber Bragg Gratings in Few-Mode Polymer Optical Fibers

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Stefani, Alessio; Yuan, Wu; Markos, Christos

    2011-01-01

    We report on the inscription and characterization of narrow bandwidth fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) with 850-nm resonance wavelength in polymer optical fibers (POFs). We use two fibers: an in-house fabricated microstructured POF (mPOF) with relative hole size of 0.5 and a commercial step-index POF......, which supports six modes at 850 nm. The gratings have been written with the phase-mask technique and a 325-nm HeCd laser. The mPOF grating has a full-width at half-maximum (FWHM) bandwidth of 0.29 nm and the step-index POF has a bandwidth of 0.17 nm. For both fibers, the static tensile strain...

  18. Design of high-speed burst mode clock and data recovery IC for passive optical network

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yan, Minhui; Hong, Xiaobin; Huang, Wei-Ping; Hong, Jin

    2005-09-01

    Design of a high bit rate burst mode clock and data recovery (BMCDR) circuit for gigabit passive optical networks (GPON) is described. A top-down design flow is established and some of the key issues related to the behavioural level modeling are addressed in consideration for the complexity of the BMCDR integrated circuit (IC). Precise implementation of Simulink behavioural model accounting for the saturation of frequency control voltage is therefore developed for the BMCDR, and the parameters of the circuit blocks can be readily adjusted and optimized based on the behavioural model. The newly designed BMCDR utilizes the 0.18um standard CMOS technology and is shown to be capable of operating at bit rate of 2.5Gbps, as well as the recovery time of one bit period in our simulation. The developed behaviour model is verified by comparing with the detailed circuit simulation.

  19. Self-error-rejecting photonic qubit transmission in polarization-spatial modes with linear optical elements

    Science.gov (United States)

    Jiang, YuXiao; Guo, PengLiang; Gao, ChengYan; Wang, HaiBo; Alzahrani, Faris; Hobiny, Aatef; Deng, FuGuo

    2017-12-01

    We present an original self-error-rejecting photonic qubit transmission scheme for both the polarization and spatial states of photon systems transmitted over collective noise channels. In our scheme, we use simple linear-optical elements, including half-wave plates, 50:50 beam splitters, and polarization beam splitters, to convert spatial-polarization modes into different time bins. By using postselection in different time bins, the success probability of obtaining the uncorrupted states approaches 1/4 for single-photon transmission, which is not influenced by the coefficients of noisy channels. Our self-error-rejecting transmission scheme can be generalized to hyperentangled n-photon systems and is useful in practical high-capacity quantum communications with photon systems in two degrees of freedom.

  20. Under-Coupling Whispering Gallery Mode Resonator Applied to Resonant Micro-Optic Gyroscope

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kun Qian

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available As an important sensing element, the whispering gallery mode resonator (WGMR parameters seriously affect the resonant micro-optic gyroscope (RMOG performance. This work proposes an under-coupling resonator to improve the resonator’s Q value and to optimize the coupling coefficient to maximize the RMOG’s sensitivity. GeO2-doped silica waveguide-type resonators with different coupling coefficients were simulated, designed, fabricated and tested. An under-coupling ring resonator with a quality factor of 10 million is reported. The RMOG system was built based on this resonator and the scale factor was tested on a uniaxial high-precision rotating platform. Experimental results show that this resonator could improve the RMOG sensitivity by five times.

  1. Under-Coupling Whispering Gallery Mode Resonator Applied to Resonant Micro-Optic Gyroscope.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Qian, Kun; Tang, Jun; Guo, Hao; Liu, Wenyao; Liu, Jun; Xue, Chenyang; Zheng, Yongqiu; Zhang, Chengfei

    2017-01-06

    As an important sensing element, the whispering gallery mode resonator (WGMR) parameters seriously affect the resonant micro-optic gyroscope (RMOG) performance. This work proposes an under-coupling resonator to improve the resonator's Q value and to optimize the coupling coefficient to maximize the RMOG's sensitivity. GeO₂-doped silica waveguide-type resonators with different coupling coefficients were simulated, designed, fabricated and tested. An under-coupling ring resonator with a quality factor of 10 million is reported. The RMOG system was built based on this resonator and the scale factor was tested on a uniaxial high-precision rotating platform. Experimental results show that this resonator could improve the RMOG sensitivity by five times.

  2. Reply to "Comment on `Normalization of quasinormal modes in leaky optical cavities and plasmonic resonators' "

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kristensen, Philip Trøst; Ge, Rong-Chun; Hughes, Stephen

    2017-07-01

    We refute all claims of the "Comment on `Normalization of quasinormal modes in leaky optical cavities and plasmonic resonators' " by E. A. Muljarov and W. Langbein. Based entirely on information already contained in our original article [P. T. Kristensen, R.-C. Ge, and S. Hughes, Phys. Rev. A 92, 053810 (2015), 10.1103/PhysRevA.92.053810], we dismiss every point of criticism as being unsupported and point out how important parts of our argumentation appear to have been overlooked by the Comment authors. In addition, we provide additional calculations showing directly the connection between the normalizations by Sauvan et al. and Muljarov et al., which were not included in our original article.

  3. Goos-Hänchen effect for optical vibrational modes in a semiconductor structure

    Science.gov (United States)

    Villegas, Diosdado; Arriaga, J.; de León-Pérez, Fernando; Pérez-Álvarez, R.

    2017-03-01

    We study the tunneling of optical vibrational modes with transverse horizontal polarization that impinge, at a given angle, on a semiconductor heterostructure. We find a large influence of the Goos-Hänchen shift on tunneling times. In particular, a Goos-Hänchen shift larger than the barrier thickness is reported for the first time. The relation between Goos-Hänchen and Hartman effects is also discussed. The identity that equals the dwell time to the sum of transmission and interference times, previously derived for one-dimensional tunneling problems, is extended to the two-dimensional case. Closed-form expressions are developed for the relevant quantities. Instead of using the standard approach, the interference time is computed from the vibrational energy density. The present study could be useful for the design of semiconductor devices.

  4. Implantation of three-piece silicone toric additive IOLs in challenging clinical cases with high astigmatism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Thomas, Bettina C; Auffarth, Gerd U; Reiter, Josef; Holzer, Mike P; Rabsilber, Tanja M

    2013-03-01

    To analyze the refractive outcomes and safety of three-piece silicone toric sulcus-fixated add-on intraocular lenses (IOLs) (HumanOptics/Dr.Schmidt Intraocularlinsen, Erlangen, Germany) in complex clinical cases with high astigmatism such as in cases with previous penetrating keratoplasty. Interventional case series of 21 eyes of 20 patients enrolled at two German centers. Functional results including power vector analysis, accuracy of IOL power calculation, rotational stability, and postoperative complications were evaluated from 2 months to 6 years postoperatively. The preoperative subjective cylinder exceeded or was equal to -6.00 diopters (D) in 81% of eyes (range: -2.00 to -17.00 D). The median follow-up period was 7.6 months (range: 57 days to 6 years). The efficacy analysis focused on the 2 to 6 months follow-up visit. Postoperatively, there was a median reduction of astigmatism by 70.59% (subjective cylinder range: 0.00 to -5.00 D), improvement of uncorrected distance visual acuity, and unchanged median corrected distance visual acuity. The attempted spherical equivalent was achieved within ± 0.50 D in 45% and within ± 1.00 D in 65% of cases. Five eyes received secondary surgical alignment of axis. Other complications related to the surgical procedure were mainly transient shortly after implantation, such as intraocular pressure elevation (2 of 21 eyes) or corneal edema (2 of 21 eyes). Persisting changes were seen only in rare cases and included pigment dispersion (1 of 21 eyes) or corneal edema requiring a second keratoplasty within 9 months after surgery (2 of 21 eyes). Toric add-on IOLs may be useful in reducing high astigmatism and anisometropia and increasing spectacle independence even in complex clinical conditions with high refractive errors. Copyright 2013, SLACK Incorporated.

  5. Single-mode propagation in optical waveguides and fibres: a critical review of its treatment in physics textbooks

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Ruddock, Ivan S [Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G4 0NG (United Kingdom)], E-mail: i.s.ruddock@strath.ac.uk

    2009-03-15

    The derivation and description of the modes in optical waveguides and fibres are reviewed. The version frequently found in undergraduate textbooks is shown to be incorrect and misleading due to the assumption of an axial ray of light corresponding to the lowest order mode. It is pointed out that even the lowest order must still be represented in an elementary treatment by a ray reflecting between opposite core and cladding boundaries.

  6. Tuning the defect mode in ternary photonic crystal with external voltage for designing a controllable optical filter

    Science.gov (United States)

    Jamshidi-Ghaleh, Kazem; Rashidi, Shiva; Vahedi, Ali

    2015-09-01

    In this work, behavior of defect mode in one-dimensional ternary photonic crystal (1DTPC) structure with arrangement of (MgF2/Ag/TiO2)5LiNbO3(TiO2/Ag/MgF2)5 was investigated under the applied external electric dc voltage. The defect layer is lithium niobate (LiNbO3), an electro-optical (EO) material whose refractive index is voltage-dependent with high EO coefficient. In comparison, magnesium fluoride (MgF2) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) layers have very low EO coefficients. A narrow localized defect mode with perfect transmittance was appeared inside the photonic band gap. Under applying the positive or negative biases, red shift and blue shift was observed in the defect mode, respectively. More than 120 nm tunability was obtained under externally applied voltage in the range of -200 V to 200 V. The physical interpretation is very simple. Change in optical path-length displaces the localized wavelength of the defect mode due to Bragg interface condition. The externally tunable localized mode can be employed in designing a controllable optical filter, one of the essential devices for new-generation all-optical integrated circuits.

  7. Application of coupled mode theory and coherent superposition theory to phase-shift measurements on optical microresonators.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Barnes, Jack A; Loock, Hans-Peter

    2016-09-19

    Several mathematical models exist in the literature to describe the properties of optical resonators. Here, coupled mode theory and coherent superposition theory are compared and their consistency is demonstrated as they are applied to phase-shift cavity ring-down measurements in optical (micro-)cavities. In the particular case of a whispering gallery mode in a microsphere cavity these models are applied to transmission measurements and backscattering measurements through the fiber taper that couples light into the microresonator. It is shown that both models produce identical relations when applied to these traveling wave cavities.

  8. Design of a Quasi-Optical System to Convert TE0n Mode Outputs of a Gyrotron into Gaussian Beams

    OpenAIRE

    Ogawa, I.; Yamada, Y; IDEHARA, T; SABCHEVSKI, S; Kasparek, W.

    2000-01-01

    In this paper we present a novel design of a quasi-optical system for conversion of gyrotron outputs into gaussian beams. It consists of a quasi-optical antenna, four focusing mirrors (parabolic cylinders) and a filter which removes the side lobes of the beam. The system is capable to convert three TE_0n mode outputs into gaussian beams with waist size of 16.7 mm as well as four TE_1n mode outputs into bi-gaussian beams with waist size of 10.9 mm in width and 16.5 mm in length.

  9. Single mode step-index polymer optical fiber for humidity insensitive high temperature fiber Bragg grating sensors

    OpenAIRE

    Woyessa, Getinet; Fasano, Andrea; Stefani, Alessio; Markos, Christos; Nielsen, Kristian; Rasmussen, Henrik K.; Bang, Ole

    2016-01-01

    We have fabricated the first single-mode step-index and humidity insensitive polymer optical fiber operating in the 850 nm wavelength ranges. The step-index preform is fabricated using injection molding, which is an efficient method for cost effective, flexible and fast preparation of the fiber preform. The fabricated single-mode step-index (SI) polymer optical fiber (POF) has a 4.8µm core made from TOPAS grade 5013S-04 with a glass transition temperature of 134°C and a 150 µm cladding made f...

  10. Sub-micrometre accurate free-form optics by three-dimensional printing on single-mode fibres

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gissibl, Timo; Thiele, Simon; Herkommer, Alois; Giessen, Harald

    2016-01-01

    Micro-optics are widely used in numerous applications, such as beam shaping, collimation, focusing and imaging. We use femtosecond 3D printing to manufacture free-form micro-optical elements. Our method gives sub-micrometre accuracy so that direct manufacturing even on single-mode fibres is possible. We demonstrate the potential of our method by writing different collimation optics, toric lenses, free-form surfaces with polynomials of up to 10th order for intensity beam shaping, as well as chiral photonic crystals for circular polarization filtering, all aligned onto the core of the single-mode fibres. We determine the accuracy of our optics by analysing the output patterns as well as interferometrically characterizing the surfaces. We find excellent agreement with numerical calculations. 3D printing of microoptics can achieve sufficient performance that will allow for rapid prototyping and production of beam-shaping and imaging devices. PMID:27339700

  11. ZORRO: zirconium oxide resonators for all-in-one Raman and whispering-gallery-mode optical sensing.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bontempi, N; Vassalini, I; Danesi, S; Alessandri, I

    2017-09-25

    We report the observation of whispering-gallery modes in 2 μm-sized SiO2/ZrO2 core/shell beads utilized as all-dielectric Raman enhancers. This allows us to achieve simultaneous optical and Raman ultrasensitive detection with a single spectral analysis. This opportunity opens exciting perspectives for the multimodal chemical sensing and fabrication of optical fiber devices.

  12. 1550 nm mode-locked semiconductor lasers for all-optical analog-to-digital conversion

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kolodeznyi, Evgenii S.; Novikov, Innokenty I.; Babichev, Andrey V.; Kurochkin, Alexander S.; Gladyshev, Andrey G.; Karachinsky, Leonid Ya.; Gadzhiev, Idris M.; Buyalo, Mikhail S.; Usikova, Anna A.; Egorov, Anton Yu.; Bougrov, Vladislav E.

    2017-09-01

    We have fabricated passive mode-locked laser diode based on strained InGaAlAs/InGaAs/InP heterostructure with emission wavelength 1550 nm. The laser have demonstrated following characteristics i.e. threshold current was 0.36 A, optical emission power was 12 mW, optical pulse repetition rate was 9.84 GHz with ˜ 8 ps pulse duration time at half-height.

  13. Ultrasensitive broadband probing of molecular vibrational modes with multifrequency optical antennas.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Aouani, Heykel; Šípová, Hana; Rahmani, Mohsen; Navarro-Cia, Miguel; Hegnerová, Kateřina; Homola, Jiří; Hong, Minghui; Maier, Stefan A

    2013-01-22

    Optical antennas represent an enabling technology for enhancing the detection of molecular vibrational signatures at low concentrations and probing the chemical composition of a sample in order to identify target molecules. However, efficiently detecting different vibrational modes to determine the presence (or the absence) of a molecular species requires a multispectral interrogation in a window of several micrometers, as many molecules present informative fingerprint spectra in the mid-infrared between 2.5 and 10 μm. As most nanoantennas exhibit a narrow-band response because of their dipolar nature, they are not suitable for such applications. Here, we propose the use of multifrequency optical antennas designed for operating with a bandwidth of several octaves. We demonstrate that surface-enhanced infrared absorption gains in the order of 10(5) can be easily obtained in a spectral window of 3 μm with attomolar concentrations of molecules, providing new opportunities for ultrasensitive broadband detection of molecular species via vibrational spectroscopy techniques.

  14. Giant thermo-optical relaxation oscillations in millimeter-size whispering gallery mode disk resonators.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Diallo, Souleymane; Lin, Guoping; Chembo, Yanne K

    2015-08-15

    In this Letter, we show that giant thermo-optical oscillations can be triggered in millimeter (mm)-size whispering gallery mode (WGM) disk resonators when they are pumped by a resonant continuous-wave laser. Our resonator is an ultrahigh-Q barium fluoride cavity that features a positive thermo-optic coefficient and a negative thermo-elastic coefficient. We demonstrate for the first time, to our knowledge, that the complex interplay between these two thermic coefficients and the intrinsic Kerr nonlinearity yields very sharp slow-fast relaxation oscillations with a slow timescale that can be exceptionally large, typically of the order of 1 s. We use a time-domain model to gain understanding into this instability, and we find that both the experimental and theoretical results are in excellent agreement. The understanding of these thermal effects is an essential requirement for every WGM-related application and our study demonstrates that even in the case of mm-size resonators, such effects can still be accurately analyzed using nonlinear time-domain models.

  15. Simple optical frequency comb generation using a passively mode-locked quantum dot laser

    Science.gov (United States)

    Liu, Li; Zhang, Xiupu; Xu, Tiefeng; Dai, Zhenxiang; Liu, Taijun

    2017-08-01

    A simple and quasi-tunable optical frequency comb (OFC) generator is proposed and experimentally demonstrated using a C-band passively Fabry-Pérot quantum dot mode-locked laser and a dual-driven LiNbO3 Mach-Zehnder modulator. A 16-nm bandwidth OFC with 81, 58 and 30 comb lines at frequency interval of 23.3 GHz, 35 GHz and 70 GHz respectively is obtained experimentally. Measured average optical signal to noise ratio of 10-dB bandwidth OFCs is 36.3 dB, 38.5 dB and 40.8 dB at frequency interval of 23.3 GHz, 35 GHz and 70 GHz, respectively. Besides, single-sideband phase noise of the 23.3 GHz and 35 GHz frequency comb is -110 dBc/Hz and -102 dBc/Hz at an offset of 1 kHz, respectively. RF linewidth of the 23.3 GHz and 35 GHz OFC is about from 275 Hz to 289 Hz. This is considered a very simple OFC generator with a broadband and seamless spectrum.

  16. An Optically Pumped Magnetometer Working in the Light-Shift Dispersed Mz Mode

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Volkmar Schultze

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available We present an optically pumped magnetometer working in a new operational mode—the light-shift dispersed Mz (LSD-Mz mode. It is realized combining various features; (1 high power off-resonant optical pumping; (2 Mz configuration, where pumping light and magnetic field of interest are oriented parallel to each other; (3 use of small alkali metal vapor cells of identical properties in integrated array structures, where two such cells are pumped by circularly polarized light of opposite helicity; and (4 subtraction of the Mz signals of these two cells. The LSD-Mz magnetometer’s performance depends on the inherent and very complex interplay of input parameters. In order to find the configuration of optimal magnetometer resolution, a sensitivity analysis of the input parameters by means of Latin Hypercube Sampling was carried out. The resulting datasets of the multi-dimensional parameter space exploration were assessed by a subsequent physically reasonable interpretation. Finally, the best shot-noise limited magnetic field resolution was determined within that parameter space. As the result, using two 50 mm3 integrated vapor cells a magnetic field resolution below 10 fT/√Hz at Earth’s magnetic field strength is possible.

  17. K-space linear Fourier domain mode locked laser and applications for optical coherence tomography.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Eigenwillig, Christoph M; Biedermann, Benjamin R; Palte, Gesa; Huber, Robert

    2008-06-09

    We report on a Fourier Domain Mode Locked (FDML) wavelength swept laser source with a highly linear time-frequency sweep characteristic and demonstrate OCT imaging without k-space resampling prior to Fourier transformation. A detailed theoretical framework is provided and different strategies how to determine the optimum drive waveform of the piezo-electrically actuated optical bandpass-filter in the FDML laser are discussed. An FDML laser with a relative optical frequency deviation ??nu/nu smaller than 8 x10(-5) over a 100 nm spectral bandwidth at 1300 nm is presented, enabling high resolution OCT over long ranging depths. Without numerical time-to-frequency resampling and without spectral apodization a sensitivity roll off of 4 dB over 2 mm, 12.5 dB over 4 mm and 26.5 dB over 1 cm at 3.5 mus sweep duration and 106.6 dB maximum sensitivity at 9.2 mW average power is achieved. The axial resolution in air degrades from 14 to 21 mum over 4 mm imaging depth. The compensation of unbalanced dispersion in the OCT sample arm by an adapted tuning characteristic of the source is demonstrated. Good stability of the system without feedback-control loops is observed over hours.

  18. Crosstalk-aware virtual network embedding over inter-datacenter optical networks with few-mode fibers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Huang, Haibin; Guo, Bingli; Li, Xin; Yin, Shan; Zhou, Yu; Huang, Shanguo

    2017-12-01

    Virtualization of datacenter (DC) infrastructures enables infrastructure providers (InPs) to provide novel services like virtual networks (VNs). Furthermore, optical networks have been employed to connect the metro-scale geographically distributed DCs. The synergistic virtualization of the DC infrastructures and optical networks enables the efficient VN service over inter-DC optical networks (inter-DCONs). While the capacity of the used standard single-mode fiber (SSMF) is limited by their nonlinear characteristics. Thus, mode-division multiplexing (MDM) technology based on few-mode fibers (FMFs) could be employed to increase the capacity of optical networks. Whereas, modal crosstalk (XT) introduced by optical fibers and components deployed in the MDM optical networks impacts the performance of VN embedding (VNE) over inter-DCONs with FMFs. In this paper, we propose a XT-aware VNE mechanism over inter-DCONs with FMFs. The impact of XT is considered throughout the VNE procedures. The simulation results show that the proposed XT-aware VNE can achieves better performances of blocking probability and spectrum utilization compared to conventional VNE mechanisms.

  19. Spontaneous and stimulated Brillouin scattering in single-mode silica optical fibers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yeniay, Aydin

    This thesis describes an experimental investigation of Brillouin scattering in silica based single mode optical fibers at IR communication wavelengths (λ = 1550nm). We have investigated the scattering process in spontaneous and stimulated regimes by taking into account of the gain spectrum evolution, stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) threshold and polarization properties using laser sources with different spectral lineshapes. We have shown that several acoustic resonance modes, depending on the waveguide properties, exist in the spontaneous regime, but they decay as the process becomes stimulated. In the stimulated regime, only the main Brillouin peak persists with a linewidth approximately 10 times narrower than that in the spontaneous regime. Our results on the linewidth narrowing are in an agreement with the theory, which considers thermal noise fluctuations as the origin of Brillouin scattering in undepleted-pump regime. Moreover, we have found that the lineshape of the SBS light is identical to the input laser lineshape, with a resolution bandwidth that is equal to the SBS linewidth of the medium (7-12 MHz), which makes SBS a practical tool for laser linewidth measurements. In the study of polarization properties of Brillouin scattering, we specifically determined the SBS threshold and Degree of Polarization (DOP) of Brillouin light with respect to the state of polarization (SOP) and DOP of the input laser source. It is found that, for linearly polarized input signal (100% DOP); Rayleigh and Spontaneous Brillouin scattered signals have the DOP of 33%, while the Stimulated Brillouin scattered light has a DOP of 95%. On the other hand, for a depolarized input signal (DOP of 0%); Rayleigh, Spontaneous and Stimulated Brillouin scattered light have the same DOP of 5%. We also found that the depolarized signal yields 1dB higher SBS threshold than the polarized signal as oppose to earlier prediction of 3dB. A possible explanation for the discrepancy is given by

  20. Noninvasive Vibrational Mode Spectroscopy of Ion Coulomb Crystals through Resonant Collective Coupling to an Optical Cavity Field

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Dantan, Aurélien; Marler, Joan; Albert, Magnus

    2010-01-01

    We report on a novel noninvasive method to determine the normal mode frequencies of ion Coulomb crystals in traps based on the resonance enhanced collective coupling between the electronic states of the ions and an optical cavity field at the single photon level. Excitations of the normal modes...... are observed through a Doppler broadening of the resonance. An excellent agreement with the predictions of a zero-temperature uniformly charged liquid plasma model is found. The technique opens up for investigations of the heating and damping of cold plasma modes, as well as the coupling between them....

  1. Optical Dark-Field and Electron Energy Loss Imaging and Spectroscopy of Symmetry-Forbidden Modes in Loaded Nanogap Antennas.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Brintlinger, Todd; Herzing, Andrew A; Long, James P; Vurgaftman, Igor; Stroud, Rhonda; Simpkins, B S

    2015-06-23

    We have produced large numbers of hybrid metal-semiconductor nanogap antennas using a scalable electrochemical approach and systematically characterized the spectral and spatial character of their plasmonic modes with optical dark-field scattering, electron energy loss spectroscopy with principal component analysis, and full wave simulations. The coordination of these techniques reveal that these nanostructures support degenerate transverse modes which split due to substrate interactions, a longitudinal mode which scales with antenna length, and a symmetry-forbidden gap-localized transverse mode. This gap-localized transverse mode arises from mode splitting of transverse resonances supported on both antenna arms and is confined to the gap load enabling (i) delivery of substantial energy to the gap material and (ii) the possibility of tuning the antenna resonance via active modulation of the gap material's optical properties. The resonant position of this symmetry-forbidden mode is sensitive to gap size, dielectric strength of the gap material, and is highly suppressed in air-gapped structures which may explain its absence from the literature to date. Understanding the complex modal structure supported on hybrid nanosystems is necessary to enable the multifunctional components many seek.

  2. Mode-selective thermal radiation from a microsphere as a probe of optical properties of high-temperature materials

    Science.gov (United States)

    Morino, R.; Tajima, H.; Sonoda, H.; Kobayashi, H.; Kanamoto, R.; Odashima, H.; Tachikawa, M.

    2017-06-01

    Our spectroscopic method using laser trapping and heating has demonstrated that thermal emission from a metal oxide microsphere is enhanced at frequencies resonant with the whispering gallery modes of the spherical resonator. Only a mode series of a specific order effectively emits thermal photons, and spectral peaks shift from higher-order whispering gallery modes to fundamental whispering gallery modes as the size parameter decreases. These spectral profiles are analyzed with the Mie scattering theory and a semiclassical rate-equation model. The observed mode selectivity in thermal radiation is attributed to a matching between the rates of cavity damping and internal absorption. Excellent reproducibility of the observed spectral profiles leads to a precise determination of optical constants of extremely hot materials.

  3. Numerical Methods Are Feasible for Assessing Surgical Techniques: Application to Astigmatic Keratotomy

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Ariza-Gracia, M.A.; Ortilles, A.; Cristobal, J.A.; Rodriguez, J.F.; Calvo, B.

    2016-07-01

    The present study proposes an experimental-numerical protocol whose novelty relies on using both the inflation and the indentation experiments simultaneously to obtain a set of material parameters which accounts for both deformation modes of the cornea: the physiological (biaxial tension) and the non-physiological (bending). The experimental protocol characterizes the corneal geometry and the mechanical response of the cornea when subjected to the experimental tests using an animal model (New Zealand rabbit's cornea). The numerical protocol reproduces the experimental tests by means of an inverse finite element methodology to obtain the set of material properties that minimizes both mechanical responses at the same time. To validate the methodology, an Astigmatic Keratotomy refractive surgery is performed on 4 New Zealand rabbit corneas. The pre and post-surgical topographies of the anterior corneal surface were measured using a MODI topographer (CSO, Italy) to control the total change in astigmatism. Afterwards, the surgery is numerically reproduced to predict the overall change of the cornea. Results showed an acceptable numerical prediction, close to the average experimental correction, validating the material parameters obtained with the proposed protocol. (Author)

  4. Characteristics of astigmatism in Black South African high school ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    ship to gender, age, school grade levels and spherical ametropia. Methods: .... The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of astigmatism, and its types and investigate their associations with age, gender, grade levels and spherical ametropia. Methods ..... other studies in African populations12,14 may be related.

  5. Late onset post-keratoplasty astigmatism in patients with keratoconus

    OpenAIRE

    Lim, L; Pesudovs, K; Goggin, M.; Coster, D J

    2004-01-01

    Aim: 10 eyes of 10 patients are reported where progression of keratoconus in the host cornea occurred more than 10 years after penetrating keratoplasty with resultant increase in astigmatism. The technique and results of graft refractive surgery in seven eyes are presented.

  6. Effect of nylon suture diameter on induced astigmatism after phacoemulsification.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Mendívil, A

    1997-10-01

    To prospectively compare the clinical results of 10-0 and 9-0 monofilament nylon sutures after phacoemulsification with poly(methyl methacrylate) intraocular lens implantation through a 4.0 mm cruciate incision. Department of Ophthalmology, Ramón y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain. One hundred eyes with cataract were randomly assigned to have surgery using a 10-0 or a 9-0 nylon suture. Except for suture diameter, identical surgical methods were used in every case. Data on uncorrected visual acuity, keratometry and postoperative astigmatism were analyzed up to 12 months after surgery. Both groups had similar uncorrected visual acuity. Mean postoperative corneal astigmatism was against the rule in the 10-0 nylon suture group and with the rule in the 9-0 nylon suture group. Significant differences were found between groups (P suture diameters offered satisfactory clinical results. Patients with preoperative with-the-rule astigmatism might benefit from 10-0 nylon sutures and those with preoperative against-the-rule astigmatism, from 9-0 nylon sutures.

  7. Characteristics of astigmatism in Black South African high school ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    The parameters evaluated included visual acuity using the LogMAR chart and refractive errors measured using an autorefractor and then refined ... but not across regions. Keywords: Astigmatism prevalence, school children, South Africa. ... common vision anomaly in school-aged children,1-2 caus- es visual impairment (VI) ...

  8. Windshield optics.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Irland, M J

    1969-09-01

    Windshield design involves compromises among mechanical, aerodynamic, aesthetic, thermal, and safety requirements, yet the windshield must be considered as an optical element. Four types of optical errors to be controlled by proper design are discussed, viz., astigmatism, binocular differential deviation of the line of sight, relative angular acceleration of image elements, and ghost images. Empirical limiting values for the last three and procedures for their control are given.

  9. Optical mode confinement in three-dimensional Al/SiO2 nano-cavities with hyperbolic dispersion

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bacco, Carla; Kelly, Priscilla; Kuznetsova, Lyuba

    2015-09-01

    Today's technological needs are demanding for faster and smaller optical components. Optical microcavities offer a high confinement of electromagnetic field in a small volume, with dimensions comparable to the wavelength of light, which provides a unique system for the enhancement of light-matter interactions on the nanoscale. However, further reducing the size of the optical cavity (from microcavity to nanocavity) is limited to the fundamental diffraction limit. In hyperbolic metamaterials, large wave vectors can be achieved. Therefore, optical cavities, created from hyperbolic metamaterials, allow the confinement of the electromagnetic field to an extremely small volume with dimensions significantly smaller than the wavelength of light. This paper presents the results of numerical study of the optical mode confinement in nanocavities with hyperbolic dispersion using nanolayered Al/SiO2 hyperbolic metamaterial with different Al fill fractions. The fundamental properties of the optical modes and resonance frequencies for the nanocavities are studied using the finite-elementmethod numerical technique. Numerical simulations show that the light can be well confined in a disk with radius up to λ/65. This paper will also focus on other variables such as Q-factor and Al fill fraction. Potential future applications for three-dimensional nanocavities with hyperbolic dispersion include: silicon photonics optical communications networks, ultrafast LEDs and biological nanoparticles sensing.

  10. Dispersive optical bistability in a nonideal Fabry-Perot cavity II. Numerical results on side-mode instabilities

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    van Wonderen, A.J.; Suttorp, L.G.

    1991-01-01

    Instabilities in the nearest side-modes are predicted for dispersive optical bistability in a nonideal Fabry-Perot cavity. The results are based on a linear stability analysis of the Maxwell-Bloch equations. This analysis leads to a boundary value problem for a four-dimensional set of linear

  11. Optical microcavities based on surface modes in two-dimensional photonic crystals and silicon-on-insulator photonic crystals

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Xiao, Sanshui; Qiu, M.

    2007-01-01

    Surface-mode optical microcavities based on two-dimensional photonic crystals and silicon-on-insulator photonic crystals are studied. We demonstrate that a high-quality-factor microcavity can be easily realized in these structures. With an increasing of the cavity length, the quality factor...

  12. Degradation of Side-Mode Suppression Ratio in a DFB Laser Integrated With a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Champagne, A.; Lestrade, Michel; Camel, Jérôme

    2004-01-01

    The degradation of the side-mode suppression ratio (SMSR) in a monolithically integrated distributed feedback laser and semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) cavity is investigated. An expression is derived that gives the degradation of the SMSR in the case of a perfectly antireflection-coated SOA...

  13. Correction of low corneal astigmatism in cataract surgery

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Pia Leon

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To evaluate and compare aspheric toric intraocular lens (IOL implantation and aspheric monofocal IOL implantation with limbal relaxing incisions (LRI to manage low corneal astigmatism (1.0-2.0 D in cataract surgery.METHODS:A prospective randomized comparative clinical study was performed. There were randomly recruited 102 eyes (102 patients with cataracts associated with corneal astigmatism and divided into two groups. The first group received toric IOL implantation and the second one monofocal IOL implantation with peripheral corneal relaxing incisions. Outcomes considered were:visual acuity, postoperative residual astigmatism, endothelial cell count, the need for spectacles, and patient satisfaction. To determine the postoperative toric axis, all patients who underwent the toric IOL implantation were further evaluated using an OPD Scan III (Nidek Co, Japan. Follow-up lasted 6mo.RESULTS: The mean uncorrected distance visual acuity (UCVA and the best corrected visual acuity (BCVA demonstrated statistically significant improvement after surgery in both groups. At the end of the follow-up the UCVA was statistically better in the patients with toric IOL implants compared to those patients who underwent implantation of monofocal IOL plus LRI. The mean residual refractive astigmatism was of 0.4 D for the toric IOL group and 1.1 D for the LRI group (P<0.01. No difference was observed in the postoperative endothelial cell count between the two groups.CONCLUSION: The two surgical procedures demonstrated a significant decrease in refractive astigmatism. Toric IOL implantation was more effective and predictable compared to the limbal relaxing incision.

  14. [The effect of corneal incision method on astigmatism after cataract extraction].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Smyk, A; Kropińska, E; Orzałkiewicz, A

    1998-01-01

    To assess the effect of the type of corneal incision and its closure on astigmatism after cataract extraction. Induced astigmatism was evaluated in 94 eyes after cataract extraction with IOL implantation 7 days, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months after operation. 3 groups: were compared I--after extracapsular extraction with corneo-scleral incision (10 h-2 h) and continuous cross-like suture, II--after phacoemulsifications with scleral tunnel incision (3.3 mm) without suture. The highest induced astigmatism was observed 7 days after surgery in patients with the longest corneo-scleral incision with suture (group I). Induced astigmatism gradually decreased in time. In group after phacoemulsification especially with no suture low astigmatism with prompt stabilization was observed. The length and type of closure of the incision have an essential effect on induced astigmatism. Small incision, especially without suture induces minimal early postoperative astigmatism which remains stabile.

  15. Optical frequency comb generation for DWDM transmission over 25- to 50-km standard single-mode fiber

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ullah, Rahat; Bo, Liu; Yaya, Mao; Ullah, Sibghat; Khan, Muhammad Saad; Tian, Feng; Ali, Amjad; Ahmad, Ibrar; Xiangjun, Xin

    2018-01-01

    Dense wavelength division multiplexed (DWDM) transmission equal to 1.2 Tbps over 25 to 50 km across standard single-mode fiber (SSMF) in the C band is performed based on an optical frequency comb generator. Sixty-one flattened optical frequency tones were realized with 30-GHz frequency spacing, high side-mode suppression ratio over 35 dB, and minimum amplitude difference was realized using amplitude modulator for first time in cascade mode with two Mach-Zehnder modulators (MZMs) where all the modulators were tailored by RF signals. 20×61 Gbps DWDM-based differential quadrature phase shift keying modulated signals were successfully transmitted over SSMF and analyze its transmission capability for range of 25 to 50 km with acceptable power penalties and bit error rates.

  16. Active optics theory: compensation of aberration using the single actuator principle

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hugot, Emmanuel; Ferrari, Marc; Lemaître, Gérard R.; Madec, Fabrice

    2008-07-01

    Active Optics allows the possibility of using the generation of complex variable optical surfaces to keep the optical layout of future instruments relatively simple, something which could be of great interest to future telescopes such as E-Elt, Tmt. The aim of this article is to describe the development of the "single actuator - single mode" principle that makes it possible to generate single optical modes on a circular mirror using a single actuator at a specific location. We show the progress from design analysis (elasticity theory, finite element analysis etc) through to experimental validation for Variable Curvature Mirrors and Variable Astigmatism Mirrors. Current and future applications of these active mirrors are discussed in the framework of the EAGLE instrument for E-Elt and we present plans for further development of the technique.

  17. Temporal-Mode Interferometry: A Technique for Highly Selective Quantum Pulse Gating via Cascaded Frequency Conversion in Nonlinear Optical Waveguides

    Science.gov (United States)

    Reddy, Dileep Venkatarama

    A new, and thus far only, method to overcome a selectivity barrier in parametrically pumped quantum pulse gates is proposed and experimentally demonstrated for the first time, using frequency conversion of optical temporal modes in second-order nonlinear waveguides. Temporal modes and quantum pulse gates are defined and their utilities are explored. Pulsed operation of three-field and four-field, parametric, optical processes are modeled and numerically investigated. A maximum limit to achievable selectivity for quantum pulse gating in uniform media is discovered and theoretically explained. An interferometric means of overcoming said limit and asymptotically approaching unit selectivity is proposed. The principle is experimentally verified by double-passing specifically shaped optical pulses derived from an ultrafast Ti:sapphire laser through a periodically-poled lithium niobate waveguide phasematched for sum-frequency generation. Further improvements and future implications for quantum technologies are discussed.

  18. A MEMS and agile optics-based dual-mode variable optical power splitter with no moving parts

    Science.gov (United States)

    Khwaja, Tariq S.; Suleman, Hamid; Reza, Syed Azer

    2017-06-01

    In this paper, we present a novel design of an optical power splitter. Owing to the inherent variable power split ratios that the proposed design delivers, it is ideal for use in communications, sensing and signal processing applications where variable power splitting is often quintessential. The proposed power splitter module is dual mode as it combines the use of a Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) based Digital Micro-mirror Device (DMD) and an Electronically Controlled Tunable Lens (ECTL) to split the power of an input optical signal between two output ports - the designated port and the surplus port. The use of a reflective Digital Spatial Light Modulator (DSLM) such as the DMD provides a motion-free digital control of the split ratio between the two output ports. Although the digital step between two possible successive split ratios can be fairly minimal with the use of a high resolution DMD but it is a challenge to correctly ascertain the exact image pattern on the DMD to obtain any desired specific split ratio. To counter this challenge, we propose the synchronized use of a circular pattern on the DMD, which serves as a circular clear aperture with a tunable radius, and an ECTL. The radius of the circular pattern on the DMD provides a digital control of the split ratio between the two ports whereas the ECTL, depending on its controller, can provide either an analog or a digital control by altering the beam radius which is incident at the DMD circular pattern. The radius of the circular pattern on the DMD can be minimally changed by one micro-pixel thickness. Setting the radius of the circular pattern on the DMD to an appropriate value provides the closest "ball-park" split ratio whereas further tuning the ECTL aids in slightly altering from this digitally set value to obtain the exact desired split ratio in-between any two digitally-set successive split ratios that correspond to any clear aperture radius of the DMD pattern and its incremental minimal

  19. High-Energy Four-Wave Mixing, with Large-Mode-Area Higher-Order Modes in Optical Fibres

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Rishøj, Lars Søgaard; Steinvurzel, P. E.; Chen, Y.

    2012-01-01

    We demonstrate, for the first time, four-wave mixing, in the 1-μm spectral regime, in an LMA silica fiber. Pumping a 618-μm2 LP07 mode (λo = 1038.4 nm) with a 1064.6-nm Nd:YAG laser results in the generation of modulation instability, and multiple Stokes/anti-Stokes lines, opening up the prospect...

  20. Toward photostable multiplex analyte detection on a single mode planar optical waveguide

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Mukundan, Harshini [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Xei, Hongshi [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Anderson, Aaron S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Grace, Wynne K [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martinez, Jennifer S [NON LANL; Swanson, Basil [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01

    We have developed a waveguide-based optical biosensor for the sensitive and specific detection of biomarkers associated with disease. Our technology combines the superior optical properties of single-mode planar waveguides, the robust nature of functionalized self-assembled monolayer sensing films and the specificity of fluorescence sandwich immunoassays to detect biomarkers in complex biological samples such as serum, urine and sputum. We have previously reported the adaptation of our technology to the detection of biomarkers associated with breast cancer and anthrax. However, these approaches primarily used phospholipid bilayers as the functional film and organic dyes (ex: AlexaFluors) as the fluorescence reporter. Organic dyes are easily photodegraded and are not amenable to multiplexing because of their narrow Stokes' shift. Here we have developed strategies for conjugation of the detector antibodies with quantum dots for use in a multiplex detection platform. We have previously evaluated dihydroxylipoic acid quantum dots for the detection of a breast cancer biomarker. In this manuscript, we investigate the detection of the Bacillus anthracis protective antigen using antibodies conjugated with polymer-coated quantum dots. Kinetics of binding on the waveguide-based biosensor is reported. We compare the sensitivity of quantum dot labeled antibodies to those labeled with AlexaFluor and demonstrate the photostability of the former in our assay platform. In addition, we compare sulfydryl labeling of the antibody in the hinge region to that of nonspecific amine labeling. This is but the first step in developing a multiplex assay for such biomarkers on our waveguide platform.

  1. Profile of refractive errors in European Caucasian children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder; increased prevalence and magnitude of astigmatism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Anketell, Pamela M; Saunders, Kathryn J; Gallagher, Stephen; Bailey, Clare; Little, Julie-Anne

    2016-07-01

    Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by impairment of communication, social interaction and repetitive behaviours. Only a small number of studies have investigated fundamental clinical measures of vision including refractive error. The aim of this study was to describe the refractive profile of a population of children with ASD compared to typically developing (TD) children. Refractive error was assessed using the Shin-Nippon NVision-K 5001 open-field autorefractor following the instillation of cyclopentolate hydrochloride 1% eye drops. A total of 128 participants with ASD (mean age 10.9 ± 3.3 years) and 206 typically developing participants (11.5 ± 3.1 years) were recruited. There was no significant difference in median refractive error, either by spherical equivalent or most ametropic meridian between the ASD and TD groups (Spherical equivalent, Mann-Whitney U307 = 1.15, p = 0.25; Most Ametropic Meridian, U305 = 0.52, p = 0.60). Median refractive astigmatism was -0.50DC (range 0.00 to -3.50DC) for the ASD group and -0.50DC (Range 0.00 to -2.25DC) for the TD group. Magnitude and prevalence of refractive astigmatism (defined as astigmatism ≥1.00DC) was significantly greater in the ASD group compared to the typically developing group (ASD 26%, TD 8%, magnitude U305 = 3.86, p = 0.0001; prevalence (χ12=17.71 , p < 0.0001). This is the first study to describe the refractive profile of a population of European Caucasian children with ASD compared to a TD population of children. Unlike other neurodevelopmental conditions, there was no increased prevalence of spherical refractive errors in ASD but astigmatic errors were significantly greater in magnitude and prevalence. This highlights the need to examine refractive errors in this population. © 2016 The Authors Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics © 2016 The College of Optometrists.

  2. Development of Whispering Gallery Mode Polymeric Micro-optical Electric Field Sensors

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Ioppolo, Tindaro; Ötügen, Volkan; Ayaz, Ulas

    2013-01-01

    ...) and exhibit high optical quality factors. Some proposed applications of micro-cavity optical resonators are in spectroscopy1, micro-cavity laser technology2, optical communications3-6 as well as sensor technology...

  3. Optical surface edge Bloch modes: low-loss subwavelength-scale 2D light localization

    CERN Document Server

    Su, Shu-Yu

    2012-01-01

    Edge modes of a finite-size woodpile can appear within a complete bandgap on an edge. The mode area is as small as 0.066 squared half-in-vacuum-wavelengths, and the propagation loss is small. The field maxima occur at a dielectric-vacuum interface, like at a metal-dielectric interface for surface plasmon modes. The edge mode is a subwavelength-scale 2D light localization mode in non-metallic materials. Analysis of two-mode co-directional coupling between identical surface Bloch modes suggests that a large photonic crystal or surface designing would be needed for suppressing the evanescent field coupling in the woodpile.

  4. Experimental Measurements by AN Optical Method of Resonant Frequences and Mode Shapes for Square Plates with Rounded Corners and Chamfers

    Science.gov (United States)

    HUANG, C.-H.

    2002-06-01

    Most of the work done on vibration of plates published in the literature includes analytical and numerical studies with few experimental results available. In this paper, an optical system called the amplitude-fluctuation electronic speckle pattern interferometry for the out-of-plane displacement measurement is employed to investigate the vibration behavior of plates with rounded corners and with chamfers. The boundary conditions are traction free along the circumference of the plate. Based on the fact that clear fringe patterns will appear only at resonant frequencies, both resonant frequencies and corresponding mode shapes can be obtained experimentally using the present method. Numerical calculations by finite element method are also performed and the results are compared with the experimental measurements. Good agreements are obtained for both results. It is interesting to note that the mode number sequences for some resonant modes are changed. The transition of mode shapes from the square plate to the circular plate is also discussed.

  5. Nonlinear localized modes in dipolar Bose–Einstein condensates in two-dimensional optical lattices

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Rojas-Rojas, Santiago, E-mail: srojas@cefop.cl [Center for Optics and Photonics and MSI-Nucleus on Advanced Optics, Universidad de Concepción, Casilla 160-C, Concepción (Chile); Departamento de Física, Universidad de Concepción, Casilla 160-C, Concepción (Chile); Naether, Uta [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón and Departamento de Física de la Materia Condensada, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain); Delgado, Aldo [Center for Optics and Photonics and MSI-Nucleus on Advanced Optics, Universidad de Concepción, Casilla 160-C, Concepción (Chile); Departamento de Física, Universidad de Concepción, Casilla 160-C, Concepción (Chile); Vicencio, Rodrigo A. [Center for Optics and Photonics and MSI-Nucleus on Advanced Optics, Universidad de Concepción, Casilla 160-C, Concepción (Chile); Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Santiago (Chile)

    2016-09-16

    Highlights: • We study discrete two-dimensional breathers in dipolar Bose–Einstein Condensates. • Important differences in the properties of three fundamental modes are found. • Norm threshold for existence of 2D breathers varies with dipolar interaction. • The Effective Potential Method is implemented for stability analysis. • Uncommon mobility of 2D discrete solitons is observed. - Abstract: We analyze the existence and properties of discrete localized excitations in a Bose–Einstein condensate loaded into a periodic two-dimensional optical lattice, when a dipolar interaction between atoms is present. The dependence of the Number of Atoms (Norm) on the energy of solutions is studied, along with their stability. Two important features of the system are shown, namely, the absence of the Norm threshold required for localized solutions to exist in finite 2D systems, and the existence of regions in the parameter space where two fundamental solutions are simultaneously unstable. This feature enables mobility of localized solutions, which is an uncommon feature in 2D discrete nonlinear systems. With attractive dipolar interaction, a non-trivial behavior of the Norm dependence is obtained, which is well described by an analytical model.

  6. Increased absorption in InAsSb nanowire clusters through coupled optical modes

    Science.gov (United States)

    Svensson, Johannes; Chen, Yang; Anttu, Nicklas; Pistol, Mats-Erik; Wernersson, Lars-Erik

    2017-02-01

    Nanowires can act as efficient light absorbers where waveguide modes are resonant to specific wavelengths. This resonant wavelength can easily be tuned by the nanowire dimensions, but the absorption of infrared radiation requires diameters of hundreds of nm, which is difficult to achieve using epitaxial growth. Here, we demonstrate that infrared absorption in InAsSb nanowires with the diameters of only 140 nm grown on Si substrates can be enhanced resonantly by placing them closely packed in clusters of different sizes. We find that coating the nanowires with a dielectric to optically connect them results in an efficient absorption diameter far exceeding the diameter of the constituent nanowires and that the cut-off wavelength is redshifted with an increasing cluster diameter. Numerical simulations are in agreement with the experimental results and demonstrate that if nanowires are positioned in clusters, a peak absorptance of 20% is possible at 5.6 μm with only 3% surface coverage. This absorptance is 200 times higher than for wires placed in an equidistant pattern. Our findings have direct implications for the design of efficient nanowire based photodetectors and solar cells.

  7. Analysis of Current-mode Detectors For Resonance Detection In Neutron Optics Time Reversal Symmetry Experiment

    Science.gov (United States)

    Forbes, Grant; Noptrex Collaboration

    2017-09-01

    One of the most promising explanations for the observed matter-antimatter asymmetry in our universe is the search for new sources of time-reversal (T) symmetry violation. The current amount of violation seen in the kaon and B-meson systems is not sufficient to describe this asymmetry. The Neutron Optics Time Reversal Experiment Collaboration (NOPTREX) is a null test for T violation in polarized neutron transmission through a polarized 139La target. Due to the high neutron flux needed for this experiment, as well as the ability to effectively subtract background noise, a current-mode neutron detector that can resolve resonances at epithermal energies has been proposed. In order to ascertain if this detector design would meet the requirements for the eventual NOPTREX experiment, prototypical detectors were tested at the NOBORU beam at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (JPARC) facility. Resonances in In and Ta were measured and the collected data was analyzed. This presentation will describe the analysis process and the efficacy of the detectors will be discussed. Department of Energy under Contract DE-SC0008107, UGRAS Scholarship.

  8. LD-pumped acousto-optical Q-switched burst-mode Nd:YAG laser

    Science.gov (United States)

    Pan, Hu; Yan, Renpeng; Li, Xudong; Ma, Yufei; Yu, Xin; Chen, Deying

    2016-04-01

    A high-repetition-rate, high-peak-power burst-mode laser for laser-based measurement applications is presented by using a master oscillator power amplifier structure. An laser diode arrays (LDA) side-pumped Nd:YAG acousto-optical (A-O) Q-switched laser serves as the master oscillator. Under pulsed pumping, pulse trains with 2-25 pulses are obtained when the repetition rate changes from 10 kHz to 100 kHz. The maximum pulse burst energy of 31.2 mJ is achieved in the A-O Q-switched pulse burst laser oscillator at 10 kHz. Two LDA side pumped Nd:YAG modules are employed in the amplification stage. After the amplification, the pulse burst energy at 10 kHz reaches ~170 mJ with a single pulse energy of 85.2 mJ and a pulse width of 14.5 ns, generating a peak power of 6.1 MW. At 100 kHz, the total burst energy reaches 220 mJ with a single pulse energy of 8.8 mJ in the pulse burst laser system.

  9. Broadband Fourier domain mode-locked laser for optical coherence tomography at 1060 nm

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Marschall, Sebastian; Klein, Thomas; Wieser, Wolfgang

    2012-01-01

    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the 1060nm range is interesting for in vivo imaging of the human posterior eye segment (retina, choroid, sclera) due to low absorption in water and deep penetration into the tissue. Rapidly tunable light sources, such as Fourier domain mode-locked (FDML) lasers...... implemented an FDML laser using a new SOA featuring broad gain bandwidth and high output power. The output spectrum coincides with the wavelength range of minimal water absorption, making the light source ideal for OCT imaging of the posterior eye segment. With a moderate SOA current (270 mA) we achieve up...... to 100nm total sweep range and 12 μm depth resolution in air. By modulating the current, we can optimize the output spectrum and thereby improve the resolution to 9 μm in air (~6.5 μm in tissue). The average output power is higher than 20mW. Both sweep directions show similar performance; hence, both can...

  10. Computational Modeling of the Size Effects on the Optical Vibrational Modes of H-Terminated Ge Nanostructures

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Miguel Cruz-Irisson

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The vibrational dispersion relations of porous germanium (pGe and germanium nanowires (GeNWs were calculated using the ab initio density functional perturbation theory with a generalized gradient approximation with norm-conserving pseudopotentials. Both pores and nanowires were modeled using the supercell technique. All of the surface dangling bonds were saturated with hydrogen atoms. To address the difference in the confinement between the pores and the nanowires, we calculated the vibrational density of states of the two materials. The results indicate that there is a slight shift in the highest optical mode of the Ge-Ge vibration interval in all of the nanostructures due to the phonon confinement effects. The GeNWs exhibit a reduced phonon confinement compared with the porous Ge due to the mixed Ge-dihydride vibrational modes around the maximum bulk Ge optical mode of approximately 300 cm−1; however, the general effects of such confinements could still be noticed, such as the shift to lower frequencies of the highest optical mode belonging to the Ge vibrations.

  11. Light-controlled microwave whispering-gallery-mode quasi-optical resonators at 50W LED array illumination

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    V. B. Yurchenko

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available We present experimental observations of light-controlled resonance effects in microwave whispering-gallery-mode quasi-optical dielectric-semiconductor disk resonators in the frequency band of 5 GHz to 20 GHz arising due to illumination from a light emitting diode (LED of 50W power range. We obtain huge enhancement of photo-sensitivity (growing with the resonator Q-factor that makes light-microwave interaction observable with an ordinary light (no laser at conventional brightness (like an office lighting in quasi-optical microwave structures at rather long (centimeter-scale wavelength. We also demonstrate non-conventional photo-response of Fano resonances when the light suppresses one group of resonances and enhances another group. The effects could be used for the optical control and quasi-optical switching of microwave propagation through either one or another frequency channel.

  12. Optical monitoring of thin film electro-polymerization on surface of ITO-coated lossy-mode resonance sensor

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sobaszek, Michał; Dominik, Magdalena; Burnat, Dariusz; Bogdanowicz, Robert; Stranak, Viteszlav; Sezemsky, Petr; Śmietana, Mateusz

    2017-04-01

    This work presents an optical fiber sensors based on lossy-mode resonance (LMR) phenomenon supported by indium tin oxide (ITO) thin overlay for investigation of electro-polymerization effect on ITO's surface. The ITO overlays were deposited on core of polymer-clad silica (PCS) fibers using reactive magnetron sputtering (RMS) method. Since ITO is electrically conductive and electrochemically active it can be used as a working electrode in 3-electrode cyclic voltammetry setup. For fixed potential applied to the electrode current flow decrease with time what corresponds to polymer layer formation on the ITO surface. Since LMR phenomenon depends on optical properties in proximity of the ITO surface, polymer layer formation can be monitored optically in real time. The electrodeposition process has been performed with Isatin which is a strong endogenous neurochemical regulator in humans as it is a metabolic derivative of adrenaline. It was found that optical detection of Isatin is possible in the proposed configuration.

  13. The Changes in Corneal Astigmatism after Botulinum Toxin-A Injection in Patients with Blepharospasm

    Science.gov (United States)

    Moon, Nam Ju; Lee, Hyeon Il

    2006-01-01

    To determine if the involuntary contractions of eyelids may have any effects on the development of corneal astigmatism, we performed this prospective study which includes 19 patients with either essential blepharospasm or hemifacial spasm. In hemifacial spasm, the degree of corneal astigmatism was evaluated between two eyes. Then the topographic changes were checked using vector analysis technique before and after passively opening the eyelids. They were also measured before and at 1 and 6 months after the injection of Botulinum toxin. Resultantly, 20 eyes had the with-the-rule (group1) and 9 eyes against-the-rule (group2) astigmatism. In hemifacial spasm, significantly more astigmatism was found at spastic eyes. The corneal topographic changes after passively opening the eyelids showed 10 eyes with the astigmatic shift to the with-the-rule, while the remaining 19 to the against-the-rule. At 1 month after injection of Botulinum toxin, group 1 showed reduced average corneal astigmatism, whereas group 2 showed increased astigmatism. The astigmatic change vector showed significantly more against-the-rule. In the contrary, 6 months after treatment, corneal astigmatism again increased in group 1 and decreased in group 2. So they took on the appearance of pretreatment astigmatic status eventually. Conclusively eyelids may play an important role in corneal curvature. PMID:16479079

  14. Prevalence rates and epidemiological risk factors for astigmatism in Singapore school children.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tong, Louis; Saw, Seang-Mei; Carkeet, Andrew; Chan, Wai-Ying; Wu, Hui-Min; Tan, Donald

    2002-09-01

    This study examined the prevalence rate of astigmatism and its epidemiological risk factors in Singapore school children. In a study of school children aged 7 to 9 years old in two schools in Singapore in 1999, a detailed questionnaire was administered to parents regarding reading or close-work habits, past history of close-work, family history, and socioeconomic factors. Cycloplegic refraction was performed five times in each eye. Defining astigmatism as worse than or equal to 0.5, 0.75, and 1 D cylinder in the right eye, the prevalence of astigmatism was calculated. The study population consisted of 1028 children. The prevalence rate of astigmatism (worse than or equal to 1 D cylinder) was 19.2% (95% confidence interval, 16.8 to 21.6). This was not different between genders, ethnic groups, or age (p > 0.05). With-the-rule astigmatism was more common than against-the-rule astigmatism. The prevalence of astigmatism and myopia was 9.8% (95% confidence interval, 8.0 to 11.6). A high AC/A ratio was associated (p = 0.003) with astigmatism, even after exclusion of myopic children. On vectorial analysis, J0 and J45 were associated with the number of hours of playing video games, whereas J45 was also associated with computer use. Only J45 was associated to male gender, a high AC/A ratio, and a family history of myopia. The prevalence rate of astigmatism (> or = 1 D) was 19%. Playing video games and computer use may be associated with astigmatism severity, although the presence of astigmatism (> or = 1 D) was not associated with any nearwork factors. A family history of myopia was associated with oblique astigmatism severity. A high AC/A ratio is associated with astigmatism, and this requires further investigation.

  15. Refractive and corneal astigmatism in white school children in northern ireland.

    Science.gov (United States)

    O'Donoghue, Lisa; Rudnicka, Alicja R; McClelland, Julie F; Logan, Nicola S; Owen, Christopher G; Saunders, Kathryn J

    2011-06-08

    To study the prevalence of and relation between refractive and corneal astigmatism in white school children in Northern Ireland and to describe the association between refractive astigmatism and refractive error. Stratified random clustering was used to recruit 1053 white children, 392 aged 6-7 years and 661 aged 12-13 years. Eye examinations included cycloplegic autorefraction and ocular biometric measures of axial length and corneal curvature. The prevalence of refractive astigmatism (≥ 1 DC) did not differ significantly between 6- to 7-year-old children (24%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 19-30) and 12- to 13-year-old children (20%; 95% CI, 14-25). The prevalence of corneal astigmatism (≥ 1 DC) also did not differ significantly between 6- to 7-year-old children (29%; 95% CI, 24-34) and 12- to 13-year-old children (25%; 95% CI, 21-28). While levels of refractive astigmatism and corneal astigmatism were similar, refractive astigmatism was predominantly oblique (76%; 95% CI, 67-85, of 6- to 7-year-olds; 59%; 95% CI, 48-70, of 12- to 13-year-olds), but corneal astigmatism was predominantly with-the-rule (80%; 95% CI, 72-87, of 6- to 7-year-olds; 82%; 95% CI, 74-90, of 12- to 13-year-olds). The prevalence of refractive astigmatism was associated with increasing myopia and hyperopia. This study is the first to provide robust population-based data on the prevalence of astigmatism in white school children in the United Kingdom. The prevalence of refractive astigmatism and corneal astigmatism is stable between 6 and 7 years and 12 and 13 years, although this finding would need to be confirmed by prospective studies. There is a high prevalence of refractive and corneal astigmatism which is associated with ametropia.

  16. Extended wavelet transformation to digital holographic reconstruction: application to the elliptical, astigmatic Gaussian beams.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Remacha, Clément; Coëtmellec, Sébastien; Brunel, Marc; Lebrun, Denis

    2013-02-01

    Wavelet analysis provides an efficient tool in numerous signal processing problems and has been implemented in optical processing techniques, such as in-line holography. This paper proposes an improvement of this tool for the case of an elliptical, astigmatic Gaussian (AEG) beam. We show that this mathematical operator allows reconstructing an image of a spherical particle without compression of the reconstructed image, which increases the accuracy of the 3D location of particles and of their size measurement. To validate the performance of this operator we have studied the diffraction pattern produced by a particle illuminated by an AEG beam. This study used mutual intensity propagation, and the particle is defined as a chirped Gaussian sum. The proposed technique was applied and the experimental results are presented.

  17. Adaptable Optical Fiber Displacement-Curvature Sensor Based on a Modal Michelson Interferometer with a Tapered Single Mode Fiber

    OpenAIRE

    Salceda-Delgado, G.; A. Martinez-Rios; Selvas-Aguilar, R.; ?lvarez-Tamayo, R. I.; Castillo-Guzman, A.; Ibarra-Escamilla, B.; Dur?n-Ram?rez, V. M.; Enriquez-Gomez, L. F.

    2017-01-01

    A compact, highly sensitive optical fiber displacement and curvature radius sensor is presented. The device consists of an adiabatic bi-conical fused fiber taper spliced to a single-mode fiber (SMF) segment with a flat face end. The bi-conical taper structure acts as a modal coupling device between core and cladding modes for the SMF segment. When the bi-conical taper is bent by an axial displacement, the symmetrical bi-conical shape of the tapered structure is stressed, causing a change in t...

  18. Optical phonon modes in Al{sub 1−x}Sc{sub x}N

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Deng, Ruopeng; Gall, Daniel [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States); Jiang, Kai [Department of Electronic Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241 (China)

    2014-01-07

    Optical phonons are measured to probe the origins of the reported anomalously high piezoelectric response in aluminum scandium nitride (Al{sub 1−x}Sc{sub x}N). Epitaxial layers with 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.16 deposited on sapphire(0001) exhibit a refractive index below the band gap, which increases from 2.03 for x = 0 to 2.16 for x = 0.16, corresponding to a dielectric constant ε{sub ∞} = 4.15 + 3.2x. Raman scattering shows that zone-center E{sub 2}(H) and A{sub 1}(TO) phonon modes shift to lower frequencies with increasing x, following linear relationships: ω(E{sub 2}(H)) = 658–233x (cm{sup −1}) and ω(A{sub 1}(TO)) = 612–159x (cm{sup −1}). Similarly, zone-center E{sub 1}(TO) and A{sub 1}(LO) phonon mode frequencies obtained from specular polarized infrared reflectance measurements red-shift to ω(E{sub 1}(TO)) = 681–209x (cm{sup −1}) and ω(A{sub 1}(LO)) = 868–306x (cm{sup −1}). The measured bond angle decreases linearly from 108.2° to 106.0°, while the length of the two metal-nitrogen bonds increase by 3.2% and 2.6%, as x increases from 0 to 0.16. This is associated with a 3%–8% increase in the Born effective charge and a simultaneous 6% decrease in the covalent metal-N bond strength, as determined from the measured vibrational frequencies described with a Valence-Coulomb-Force-Field model. The overall results indicate that bonding in Al-rich Al{sub 1−x}Sc{sub x}N qualitatively follows the trends expected from mixing wurtzite AlN with metastable hexagonal ScN. However, extrapolation suggests non-linear composition dependencies in bond angle, length, and character for x ≥ 0.2, leading to a structural instability that may be responsible for the reported steep increase in the piezoelectric response.

  19. Scintillation analysis of pseudo-Bessel-Gaussian Schell-mode beams propagating through atmospheric turbulence with wave optics simulation

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zheng, Guo; Wang, Jue; Wang, Lin; Zhou, Muchun; Chen, Yanru; Song, Minmin

    2018-03-01

    The scintillation index of pseudo-Bessel-Gaussian Schell-mode (PBGSM) beams propagating through atmospheric turbulence is analyzed with the help of wave optics simulation due to the analytic difficulties. It is found that in the strong fluctuation regime, the PBGSM beams are more resistant to the turbulence with the appropriate parameters β and δ . However, the case is contrary in the weak fluctuation regime. Our simulation results indicate that the PBGSM beams may be applied to free-space optical (FSO) communication systems only when the turbulence is strong or the propagation distance is long.

  20. Effect of Mitomycin C on Myopic versus Astigmatic Photorefractive Keratectomy

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ashwag A. Almosa

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. Long-term mitomycin C (MMC effects on photorefractive keratectomy (PRK were compared in simple myopic and astigmatic patients. Methods. In this observational cohort study, subjects were selected based on preoperative and postoperative data collected from medical records; they were divided into simple myopia with/without MMC and myopic astigmatism with/without MMC groups. Haze, uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA, subjective refraction, and K-reading were evaluated at 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-ups. Results. One hundred fifty-nine eyes of 80 subjects (34 women and 46 men; mean age, 26.81 ± 7.74 years; range, 18–53 years; spherical powers, −0.50 to −8.00 DS; and cylindrical powers, −0.25 to −5.00 DC were enrolled. One year postoperatively, the simple myopia with/without MMC groups showed no difference in UCVA (P=0.187, BCVA (P=0.163, or spherical equivalent (P=0.163 and a significant difference (P=0.0495 in K-reading; the haze formation difference was nonsignificant (P=0.056. Astigmatic groups with/without MMC showed a significant difference in K-reading (P<0.0001. MMC groups had less haze formation (P<0.0001. Conclusion. PRK with intraoperative MMC application showed excellent visual outcomes. MMC’s effect on astigmatic patients was significantly better with acceptable safety and minimal side effects.

  1. MIMO signal progressing with RLSCMA algorithm for multi-mode multi-core optical transmission system

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bi, Yuan; Liu, Bo; Zhang, Li-jia; Xin, Xiang-jun; Zhang, Qi; Wang, Yong-jun; Tian, Qing-hua; Tian, Feng; Mao, Ya-ya

    2018-01-01

    In the process of transmitting signals of multi-mode multi-core fiber, there will be mode coupling between modes. The mode dispersion will also occur because each mode has different transmission speed in the link. Mode coupling and mode dispersion will cause damage to the useful signal in the transmission link, so the receiver needs to deal received signal with digital signal processing, and compensate the damage in the link. We first analyzes the influence of mode coupling and mode dispersion in the process of transmitting signals of multi-mode multi-core fiber, then presents the relationship between the coupling coefficient and dispersion coefficient. Then we carry out adaptive signal processing with MIMO equalizers based on recursive least squares constant modulus algorithm (RLSCMA). The MIMO equalization algorithm offers adaptive equalization taps according to the degree of crosstalk in cores or modes, which eliminates the interference among different modes and cores in space division multiplexing(SDM) transmission system. The simulation results show that the distorted signals are restored efficiently with fast convergence speed.

  2. Anisometropia prevalence in a highly astigmatic school-aged population.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Dobson, Velma; Harvey, Erin M; Miller, Joseph M; Clifford-Donaldson, Candice E

    2008-07-01

    To describe prevalence of anisometropia, defined in terms of both sphere and cylinder, examined cross-sectionally, in school-aged members of a Native American tribe with a high prevalence of astigmatism. Cycloplegic autorefraction measurements, confirmed by retinoscopy and, when possible, by subjective refraction were obtained from 1041 Tohono O'odham children, 4 to 13 years of age. Astigmatism > or =1.00 diopter (D) was present in one or both eyes of 462 children (44.4%). Anisometropia > or =1.00 D spherical equivalent (SE) was found in 70 children (6.7%), and anisometropia > or =1.00 D cylinder was found in 156 children (15.0%). Prevalence of anisometropia did not vary significantly with age or gender. Overall prevalence of significant anisometropia was 18.1% for a difference between eyes > or =1.00 D SE or cylinder. Vector analysis of between-eye differences showed a prevalence of significant anisometropia of 25.3% for one type of vector notation (difference between eyes > or =1.00 D for M and/or > or =0.50 D for J0 or J45), and 16.2% for a second type of vector notation (between-eye vector dioptric difference > or =1.41). Prevalence of SE anisometropia is similar to that reported for other school-aged populations. However, prevalence of astigmatic anisometropia is higher than that reported for other school-aged populations.

  3. [Choice of the site of incision for cataract surgery without suture according to preoperative astigmatism].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Roman, S; Givort, G; Ullern, M

    1997-01-01

    To compare surgically induced astigmatism, postoperative astigmatism and uncorrected visual acuity after cataract surgery depending on the site of a 4 mm sutureless incision (superior scleral or corneal temporal) and on the preoperative astigmatism. According to preoperative astigmatism and to the site of incision 4 groups have been distinguished. Group I: with-the-rule preoperative astigmatism and superior scleral incision, group II: with-the-rule preoperative astigmatism and corneal temporal incision, group III: against-the-rule preoperative astigmatism and superior scleral incision, group IV: against-the-rule preoperative astigmatism and temporal incision. The patients had a preoperative and postoperative (Day 1, 8, 30, 180, 360) keratometry. Surgically induced astigmatism, preoperative and postoperative astigmatism have been expressed according to Naeser method. The uncorrected visual acuity at Day 30 has been compared in each group. Preoperative astigmatism was similar in the four groups. Surgically induced astigmatism was -0.18 diopter (D) at day 30 and -0.41 D at day 360 for the scleral incisions and +0.60 D at day 30 and +0.33 D at day 360 for the temporal incisions. The postoperative astigmatism was +0.5 D at day 30 and +0.27 at day 360 for the group I and +1.22 D at day 30 and +0.95 D at day 360 for group II. There was no statistical difference in the uncorrected visual acuity. Postoperative astigmatism was -0.8 D at day 30 and -1.03 D at day 360 in group III and -0.04 D at day 30 and -0.31 D at day 360 in group IV. The visual acuity was significantly better in group IV than in group III. In cases of preoperative with-the-rule astigmatism incisions are possible. In cases of WTR astigmatism over 0.75 D we perform a superior scleral approach. In cases of against-the-rule astigmatism the temporal incision is the only one to consider.

  4. Label-Free Biological and Chemical Sensing Using Whispering Gallery Mode Optical Resonators: Past, Present, and Future

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Judith Su

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Sensitive and rapid label-free biological and chemical sensors are needed for a wide variety of applications including early disease diagnosis and prognosis, the monitoring of food and water quality, as well as the detection of bacteria and viruses for public health concerns and chemical threat sensing. Whispering gallery mode optical resonator based sensing is a rapidly developing field due to the high sensitivity and speed of these devices as well as their label-free nature. Here, we describe the history of whispering gallery mode optical resonator sensors, the principles behind detection, the latest developments in the fields of biological and chemical sensing, current challenges toward widespread adoption of these devices, and an outlook for the future. In addition, we evaluate the performance capabilities of these sensors across three key parameters: sensitivity, selectivity, and speed.

  5. Label-Free Biological and Chemical Sensing Using Whispering Gallery Mode Optical Resonators: Past, Present, and Future.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Su, Judith

    2017-03-08

    Sensitive and rapid label-free biological and chemical sensors are needed for a wide variety of applications including early disease diagnosis and prognosis, the monitoring of food and water quality, as well as the detection of bacteria and viruses for public health concerns and chemical threat sensing. Whispering gallery mode optical resonator based sensing is a rapidly developing field due to the high sensitivity and speed of these devices as well as their label-free nature. Here, we describe the history of whispering gallery mode optical resonator sensors, the principles behind detection, the latest developments in the fields of biological and chemical sensing, current challenges toward widespread adoption of these devices, and an outlook for the future. In addition, we evaluate the performance capabilities of these sensors across three key parameters: sensitivity, selectivity, and speed.

  6. 18-THz-wide optical frequency comb emitted from monolithic passively mode-locked semiconductor quantum-well laser

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lo, Mu-Chieh; Guzmán, Robinson; Ali, Muhsin; Santos, Rui; Augustin, Luc; Carpintero, Guillermo

    2017-10-01

    We report on an optical frequency comb with 14nm (~1.8 THz) spectral bandwidth at -3 dB level that is generated using a passively mode-locked quantum-well (QW) laser in photonic integrated circuits (PICs) fabricated through an InP generic photonic integration technology platform. This 21.5-GHz colliding-pulse mode-locked laser cavity is defined by on-chip reflectors incorporating intracavity phase modulators followed by an extra-cavity SOA as booster amplifier. A 1.8-THz-wide optical comb spectrum is presented with ultrafast pulse that is 0.35-ps-wide. The radio frequency beat note has a 3-dB linewidth of 450 kHz and 35-dB SNR.

  7. Mode control in a multimode fiber through acquiring its transmission matrix from a reference-less optical system

    Science.gov (United States)

    N'Gom, Moussa; Norris, Theodore B.; Michielssen, Eric; Nadakuditi, Raj Rao

    2018-02-01

    A simple imaging system together with complex semidefinite programming is used to generate the transmission matrix of a multimode fiber. Once the transmission matrix is acquired, we can modulate the phase of the input signal to induce strong mode interference at the fiber output. The optical design does not contain a reference arm and no interferometric measurements are required. We use a phase-only spatial light modulator to shape the profile of the propagating modes and the output intensity at an individual pixel is monitored. The semidefinite program uses a convex optimization algorithm to generate the transmission matrix of the optical system using intensity only measurements. This simple yet powerful method can be used to compensate for modal dispersion in multimode fiber communication systems. It also yields great promises for the next generation biomedical imaging, quantum communication, and cryptography.

  8. Single mode step-index polymer optical fiber for humidity insensitive high temperature fiber Bragg grating sensors

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Woyessa, Getinet; Fasano, Andrea; Stefani, Alessio

    2016-01-01

    We have fabricated the first single-mode step-index and humidity insensitive polymer optical fiber operating in the 850 nm wavelength ranges. The step-index preform is fabricated using injection molding, which is an efficient method for cost effective, flexible and fast preparation of the fiber...... preform. The fabricated single-mode step-index (SI) polymer optical fiber (POF) has a 4.8µm core made from TOPAS grade 5013S-04 with a glass transition temperature of 134°C and a 150 µm cladding made from ZEONEX grade 480R with a glass transition temperature of 138°C. The key advantages of the proposed...... SIPOF are low water absorption, high operating temperature and chemical inertness to acids and bases and many polar solvents as compared to the conventional poly-methyl-methacrylate (PMMA) and polystyrene based POFs. In addition, the fiber Bragg grating writing time is short compared to microstructured...

  9. Thermo-Optical Tuning of Whispering Gallery Modes in Er:Yb Doped Glass Microspheres to Arbitrary Probe Wavelengths

    CERN Document Server

    Watkins, Amy; Chormaic, Síle Nic

    2012-01-01

    We present experimental results on an all-optical, thermally-assisted technique for broad range tuning of microsphere cavity resonance modes to arbitrary probe wavelengths. An Er:Yb co-doped phosphate glass (Schott IOG-2) microsphere is pumped at 978 nm via the supporting stem and the heat generated by absorption of the pump light expands the cavity and changes the refractive index. This is a robust tuning method that decouples the pump from the probe and allows fine tuning of the microsphere's whispering gallery modes. Pump/probe experiments were performed to demonstrate thermo-optical tuning to specific probe wavelengths, including the 5S1/2 F = 3 to 5P3/2 F' = 4 laser cooling transition of 85Rb. This is of particular interest for cavity QED-type experiments, while the broad tuning range achievable is useful for integrated photonic devices, including sensors and modulators.

  10. Cultivation mode research of practical application talents for optical engineering major

    Science.gov (United States)

    Liu, Zhiying

    2017-08-01

    The requirements on science and technology graduates are more and higher with modern science progress and society market economy development. Because optical engineering major is with very long practicality, practice should be paid more attention from analysis of optical engineering major and students' foundation. To play role of practice to a large amount, the practice need be systemic and correlation. It should be combination of foundation and profundity. Modern foundation professional knowledge is studied with traditional optical concept and technology at the same time. Systemic regularity and correlation should be embodied in the contents. Start from basic geometrical optics concept, the optical parameter of optical instrument is analyzed, the optical module is built and ray tracing is completed during geometrical optics practice. With foundation of primary aberration calculation, the optical system is further designed and evaluated during optical design practice course. With the optical model and given instrument functions and requirements, the optical-mechanism is matched. The accuracy is calculated, analyzed and distributed in every motion segment. And the mechanism should guarantee the alignment and adjustment. The optical mechanism is designed during the instrument and element design practice. When the optical and mechanism drawings are completed, the system is ready to be fabricated. Students can complete grinding, polishing and coating process by themselves through optical fabricating practice. With the optical and mechanical elements, the system can be assembled and aligned during the thesis practice. With a set of correlated and logical practices, the students can acquire the whole process knowledge about optical instrument. All details are contained in every practice process. These practical experiences provide students working ability. They do not need much adaption anymore when they go to work after graduation. It is favorable to both student

  11. Application of whispering-gallery-mode optical microcavities for detection of silver nanoparticles in an aqueous medium

    Science.gov (United States)

    Samolenko, A. A.; Levin, G. G.; Lyaskovskii, V. L.; Min'kov, K. N.; Ivanov, A. D.; Bilenko, I. A.

    2017-06-01

    The results of an experimental investigation of a sensor intended for detection and measurement of concentration of nanoparticles in an aqueous medium, which is based on optical-dielectric whispering-gallery-mode microcavities, are presented. Variation of the frequency and Q-factor of the eigenmodes of the microcavity upon its interaction with silver nanoparticles is studied. It is demonstrated that this type of sensor can be used for measurement of infinitesimally low concentrations of nanoparticles.

  12. The effect of different suturing techniques on astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kim, Sang Jin; Wee, Won Ryang; Lee, Jin Hak; Kim, Mee Kum

    2008-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare the effects on astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty with three different suture techniques. In this prospective study, 38 eyes of 38 patients underwent penetrating keratoplasty with three suturing techniques: interrupted, single running, and double running. Topographic astigmatism was measured at 2, 6, 12, and 18 months after keratoplasty. During 18 months after surgery, the interrupted suture group had higher astigmatism than the double running suture group. There was no significant difference in the amounts of astigmatism during the first year after keratoplasty between the single running and the double running suture group. However, at 18 months after surgery, when all sutures were out, the double running suture group (3.60+/-1.58 diopters) showed significantly less astigmatism than the single running group (5.65+/-1.61 diopters). In conclusion, post-keratoplasty astigmatism was the least in the double running suture group of the three suturing techniques at 18 months after penetrating keratoplasty.

  13. Investigation of bending loss in a single-mode optical fibre

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    It is obvious that bending of optical fibres causes loss of optical power, and reduces its performance. So the exact modelling of bending loss is very important for designing communication systems and optical instruments [1,2]. In recent years various fibre bending sensors have been proposed and the bending-type fibre- ...

  14. Optical coupling structure made by imprinting between single-mode polymer waveguide and embedded VCSEL

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Karppinen, M.; Salminen, N.; Korhonen, T.; Alajoki, T.; Petäjä, J.; Bosman, E.; Steenberge, G. van; Justice, J.; Khan, U.; Corbett, B.; Boersma, A.

    2015-01-01

    Polymer-based integrated optics is attractive for inter-chip optical interconnection applications, for instance, for coupling photonic devices to fibers in high density packaging. In such a hybrid integration scheme, a key challenge is to achieve efficient optical coupling between the photonic chips

  15. Complete pulse characterization of quantum dot mode-locked lasers suitable for optical communication up to 160 Gbit/s.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Schmeckebier, H; Fiol, G; Meuer, C; Arsenijević, D; Bimberg, D

    2010-02-15

    A complete characterization of pulse shape and phase of a 1.3 microm, monolithic-two-section, quantum-dot mode-locked laser (QD-MLL) at a repetition rate of 40 GHz is presented, based on frequency resolved optical gating. We show that the pulse broadening of the QD-MLL is caused by linear chirp for all values of current and voltage investigated here. The chirp increases with the current at the gain section, whereas larger bias at the absorber section leads to less chirp and therefore to shorter pulses. Pulse broadening is observed at very high bias, likely due to the quantum confined stark effect. Passive- and hybrid-QD-MLL pulses are directly compared. Improved pulse intensity profiles are found for hybrid mode locking. Via linear chirp compensation pulse widths down to 700 fs can be achieved independent of current and bias, resulting in a significantly increased overall mode-locking range of 101 MHz. The suitability of QD-MLL chirp compensated pulse combs for optical communication up to 160 Gbit/s using optical-time-division multiplexing are demonstrated by eye diagrams and autocorrelation measurements.

  16. High-power terahertz optical pulse generation with a dual-wavelength harmonically mode-locked Yb:YAG laser

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhuang, W. Z.; Chang, M. T.; Su, K. W.; Huang, K. F.; Chen, Y. F.

    2013-07-01

    We report on high-power terahertz optical pulse generation with a dual-wavelength harmonically mode-locked Yb:YAG laser. A semiconductor saturable absorber mirror is developed to achieve synchronously mode-locked operation at two spectral bands centered at 1031.67 and 1049.42 nm with a pulse duration of 1.54 ps and a pulse repetition rate of 80.3 GHz. With a diamond heat spreader to improve the heat removal efficiency, the average output power can be up to 1.1 W at an absorbed pump power of 5.18 W. The autocorrelation traces reveal that the mode-locked pulse is modulated with a beat frequency of 4.92 THz and displays a modulation depth to be greater than 80%.

  17. Sub-picosecond pulse and terahertz optical frequency comb generation by monolithically integrated linear mode-locked laser

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lo, Mu-Chieh; Guzmán, Robinson; Ali, Muhsin; Santos, Rui; Augustin, Luc; Carpintero, Guillermo

    2017-05-01

    We report on a record broad 3-dB bandwidth of 14 nm ( 1.8 THz around 1532 nm) optical frequency comb generated from a passively mode-locked quantum-well (QW) laser in the form of photonic integrated circuits through an InP generic photonic integration technology platform. This 21.5-GHz colliding-pulse mode-locked laser cavity is defined by two on-chip reflectors incorporating intracavity phase modulators followed by an out-of-cavity SOA as booster. Under certain operating conditions, an ultra-wide spectral bandwidth is achieved along with an autocorrelation trace confirming the mode locking nature exhibiting a pulse width of 0.35 ps. The beat note RF spectrum has a linewidth of sub-MHz and 35-dB SNR.

  18. GREAT optics

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wagner-Gentner, Armin; Graf, Urs U.; Philipp, Martin; Rabanus, David; Stutzki, Jürgen

    2004-10-01

    The German REceiver for Astronomy at Terahertz frequencies (GREAT) is a first generation PI instrument for the SOFIA telescope, developed by a collaboration between the MPIfR, KOSMA, DLR, and the MPAe. The first three institutes each contribute one heterodyne receiver channel to operate at 1.9, 2.7 and 4.7 THz, respectively. A later addition of a e.g. 1.4 THz channel is planned. The GREAT instrument is developed to carry two cryostats at once. That means that any two of the three frequencies can be observed simultaneously. Therefore, we need to be able to quickly exchange the optics benches, the local oscillator (LO) subsystems, and the cryostats containing the mixer devices. This demands a high modularity and flexibility of our receiver concept. Our aim is to avoid the need for realignment when swapping receiver channels. After an overview of the common GREAT optics, a detailed description of several parts (optics benches, calibration units, diplexer, focal plane imager) is given. Special emphasis is given to the LO optics of the KOSMA 1.9 THz channel, because its backward wave oscillator has an astigmatic output beam profile, which has to be corrected for. We developed astigmatic off-axis mirrors to compensate this astigmatism. The mirrors are manufactured in-house on a 5 axis CNC milling machine. We use this milling machine to obtain optical components with highest surface accuracy (about 5 microns) appropriate for these wavelengths. Based on the CNC machining capabilities we present our concept of integrated optics, which means to manufacture optical subsystems monolithically. The optics benches are located on three point mounts, which in conjunction with the integrated optics concept ensure the required adjustment free optics setup.

  19. Plasma channels during filamentation of a femtosecond laser pulse with wavefront astigmatism in air

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Dergachev, A A; Kandidov, V P; Shlenov, S A [Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics, Moscow (Russian Federation); Ionin, A A; Mokrousova, D V; Seleznev, L V; Sinitsyn, D V; Sunchugasheva, E S; Shustikova, A P [P N Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2014-12-31

    We have demonstrated experimentally and numerically the possibility of controlling parameters of plasma channels formed during filamentation of a femtosecond laser pulse by introducing astigmatism in the laser beam wavefront. It is found that weak astigmatism increases the length of the plasma channel in comparison with the case of aberration-free focusing and that strong astigmatism can cause splitting of the plasma channel into two channels located one after another on the filament axis. (interaction of laser radiation with matter. laser plasma)

  20. The Effect of Different Suturing Techniques on Astigmatism after Penetrating Keratoplasty

    OpenAIRE

    Kim, Sang Jin; Wee, Won Ryang; Lee, Jin Hak; Kim, Mee Kum

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare the effects on astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty with three different suture techniques. In this prospective study, 38 eyes of 38 patients underwent penetrating keratoplasty with three suturing techniques: interrupted, single running, and double running. Topographic astigmatism was measured at 2, 6, 12, and 18 months after keratoplasty. During 18 months after surgery, the interrupted suture group had higher astigmatism than the double running ...

  1. Sensing operations based on hexagonal GaN microdisks acting as whispering-gallery mode optical microcavities.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kouno, Tetsuya; Sakai, Masaru; Kishino, Katsumi; Hara, Kazuhiko

    2015-06-15

    Using room temperature photoluminescence measurements, we have demonstrated a sensing operation based on hexagonal GaN microdisks with a side length of approximately 1.5 μm that acted as optical microcavities. In the experiment, the optical microresonant systems based on the whispering-gallery mode (WGM) in the microdisks were affected by their ambient conditions, resulting in shifts of the lasing wavelength by varying the mixing ratios of isopropanol and o-xylene. We also obtained such shifts for aqueous solutions with varying sucrose concentrations. In addition, we demonstrated that tiny waterborne particles can be detected using a microdisk. These results indicate that the WGM in the hexagonal GaN microdisks potentially can be used to develop optical microbiosensors that can evaluate a limited area with a radius of 1-2 μm.

  2. Multiphoton absorption-induced optical whispering-gallery modes in ZnO microcavities at room temperature

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Dai, J; Xu, C X; Guo, J Y; Li, Z H [State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, and Advanced Photonics Center, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096 (China); Sun, L X; Chen, Z H, E-mail: xcxseu@seu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, and Advanced Materials Laboratory, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)

    2011-01-19

    Ultralong ZnO microrods with a perfect hexagonal cross section were synthesized on a large scale by the vapour phase transport method and were employed as a whispering-gallery mode (WGM) cavity to realize optical resonance and lasing. An individual ZnO microrod was selected to investigate the multiphoton absorption-induced optical behaviours based on the enhancement of the nonlinear optical interaction in the WGM cavity. Three-photon absorption-induced UV lasing, second-harmonic generation and defect-related visible emission simultaneously present distinct WGMs under the excitation of femtosecond laser pulses at 1200 nm. When the pump laser was changed to 1240 nm, four-photon absorption-induced WGM lasing was observed. The characteristics and generation process of the above resonant signals were investigated in detail.

  3. Impact of the photorefractive and pyroelectric-electro-optic effect in lithium niobate on whispering-gallery modes.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Leidinger, Markus; Werner, Christoph S; Yoshiki, Wataru; Buse, Karsten; Breunig, Ingo

    2016-12-01

    Whispering-gallery resonators made of undoped and MgO-doped congruently grown lithium niobate are used to study electro-optic refractive index changes. Hereby, we focus on the volume photovoltaic and the pyroelectric effect, both providing an electric field driving the electro-optic effect. Our findings indicate that the light-induced photorefractive effect, combining the photovoltaic and electro-optic effect, is present only in the non-MgO-doped lithium niobate for exposure with light having wavelengths of up to 850 nm. This leads to strong resonance frequency shifts of the whispering-gallery modes. No photorefractive effect was observed in the MgO-doped material. One has to be aware that surface charges induced by the pyroelectric effect result in a similar phenomenon and are present in both materials.

  4. [Induced astigmatism in extracapsular cataract extraction with tunnel incision and various wound closures].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Häberle, H; Anders, N; Pham, D T; Wollensak, J

    1995-09-01

    For planned extracapsular cataract extraction the no-stitch technique with 11-mm tunnel width has been well established. Four modifications of wound closure were performed to further reduce surgically induced astigmatism. In this prospective study we controlled 250 eyes of 250 consecutive patients 4 months after surgery with four different wound constructions: sutureless wound closure (n = 70), singular perpendicular suture (n = 100), cross suture (n = 40) in 12 o'clock position or sutureless wound closure in temporal position (n = 40). Surgically 'Induced Astigmatism' was for eyes with preoperative 'With the Rule Astigmatism' (vs Against the Rule astigmatism), operation in 12 o'clock position and sutureless wound closure 2.22 +/- 0.77 D (1.66 +/- 0.94 D), with perpendicular suture 1.66 +/- 0.93 D (1.24 +/- 0.82 D), and with cross suture 1.47 +/- 0.96 D (0.9 +/- 1.13 D). Temporal incision was only performed in preoperative 'Against-the-Rule-Astigmatism' eyes and resulted in 0.6 D of 'Induced Astigmatism'. Preoperative average astigmatism was 0.86 +/- 0.68 D (1.01 +/- 0.95 D). For preoperative 'With the Rule Astigmatism', operation in 12 o'clock position and singular perpendicular suture and for 'Against the Rule Astigmatism' (especially > 1.5 D) temporal incision is recommended.

  5. Measurement of astigmatism by automated infrared photoretinoscopy.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gekeler, F; Schaeffel, F; Howland, H C; Wattam-Bell, J

    1997-07-01

    There are basically two possibilities to measure cylindrical refractive errors by eccentric photorefraction. The first is to determine the size and the tilt of the light crescent in the subject's pupil. Sphere, cylinder, and axis can be obtained from two pictures with the knife edge at two different orientations by using equations derived by Wesemann et al. In natural eyes, the procedure has limitations because undetermined factors (not considered in the theory) affect size, shape, and intensity of the light crescent. A second possibility is to perform eccentric photorefraction separately in at least three different meridians. We have tested the power of the second possibility. The three critical parameters (sphere, cylinder, and axis) were calculated from Euler's law, which describes curvatures (or refractions) at any given angle. The procedure relied only on empirical calibration and not on a theoretical treatment of the optics. Therefore, it was not necessary to identify all factors that determine the path of light. The procedure compared favorably with subjective refractive (first population: students, age 26-30 years, N = 7 (14 eyes); correlations: sphere, r = 0.983; cylinder, r = 0.867; axis, r = 0.935) and with a Canon R-1 Autorefractor (second population: children, age 4-14 years, N = 48 (96 eyes); correlations: sphere, r = 0.955; cylinder, r = 0.600; axis, r = 0.846). Because it is fast, the technique may be suitable for screening in children. The refractions in the different meridians are performed in real time (25 to 30 Hz) and a single reading (the average from 4-6 refractions in each of the 6 meridians) is obtained in 1-2 s. It constitutes a major improvement to commercially available videorefractors which use measurements only in two meridians in conjunction with the formula by Wesemann et al., although it is still not precise enough to permit spectacle prescription.

  6. HCMT interaction of whispering gallery modes in circuits of integrated optical microring or -disk resonators

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Franchimon, Ellen F.; Hiremath, K.R.; Stoffer, Remco; Hammer, Manfred

    Whispering gallery modes (WGMs) supported by open circular dielectric cavities are embedded into a 2-D hybrid coupled mode theory (HCMT) framework. The model enables convenient studies of supermode formation in composite circuits (CROWS, photonic molecules), and of their excitation by straight

  7. LASIK and PRK in hyperopic astigmatic eyes: is early retreatment advisable?

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Frings A

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Andreas Frings,1 Gisbert Richard,1,2 Johannes Steinberg,1,3,4 Vasyl Druchkiv,1,4 Stephan Johannes Linke,1,3,4 Toam Katz1,4 1Department of Ophthalmology, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, 2Ophthalmologikum an der Alster, 3zentrumsehstärke, 4CARE Vision Germany GmbH, Hamburg, Germany Purpose: To analyze the refractive and keratometric stability in hyperopic astigmatic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK during the first 6 months after surgery. Patients and methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study included 97 hyperopic eyes; 55 were treated with LASIK and 42 with PRK. Excimer ablation for all eyes was performed using the ALLEGRETTO excimer laser platform using a mitomycin C for PRK and a mechanical microkeratome for LASIK. Keratometric and refractive data were analyzed during three consecutive follow-up intervals (6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months. The corneal topography was obtained using Scheimpflug topography, and subjective refractions were acquired by expert optometrists according to a standardized protocol. Results: After 3 months, mean keratometry and spherical equivalent were stable after LASIK, whereas PRK-treated eyes presented statistically significant (P<0.001 regression of hyperopia. In eleven cases, hyperopic regression of >1 D occurred. The optical zone diameter did not correlate with the development of regression. Conclusion: After corneal laser refractive surgery, keratometric changes are followed by refractive changes and they occur up to 6 months after LASIK and for at least 6 months after PRK, and therefore, caution should be applied when retreatment is planned during the 1st year after surgery because hyperopic refractive regression can lead to suboptimal visual outcome. Keratometric and refractive stability is earlier achieved after LASIK, and therefore, retreatment may be independent of late regression. Keywords: hyperopia, astigmatism, regression, keratometry

  8. Analysis of the Ocular Refractive State in Fighting Bulls: Astigmatism Prevalence

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Juan M. Bueno

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to describe the ocular refractive state (ORS of fighting bulls. The study consisted of 90 ophthalmological healthy animals (85 in post-mortem and 5 in living conditions, resp.. The ORS of the eyes (2 per animal was determined using streak retinoscopy. In vivo animals were assessed at a fighting bull farm facility. Post-mortem measurements were carried out at a local arena. The ORS along the horizontal meridian ranged between −1.00 and +2.50 diopters (D, with a mean of +0.66±0.85 D in post-mortem animals. Values for in vivo conditions were similar (+0.75±0.46 D. Left and right eyes were highly correlated in both sets (p<0.001. A fairly good correlation was also observed when comparing living and post-mortem eyes in the same animals. Anisometropia ≥ 1.00 D was diagnosed in 3 animals. Astigmatism (≥+0.5 D was detected in 93% of the eyes. To our knowledge, the ORS of the fighting bull has been reported for the first time. Although values vary among individuals, all eyes presented a marked astigmatism. Whereas the horizontal meridian was slightly hyperopic, the vertical meridian was always closer to emmetropia. These results represent a starting point to understand the ocular optics of this kind of animals, which might benefit the selection of animals at the farm before being sent to the bullfighting arena.

  9. Trenched raised cosine FMF for differential mode delay management in next generation optical networks

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chebaane, Saleh; Fathallah, Habib; Seleem, Hussein; Machhout, Mohsen

    2018-02-01

    Dispersion management in few mode fiber (FMF) technology is crucial to support the upcoming standard that reaches 400 Gbps and Terabit/s per wavelength. Recently in Chebaane et al. (2016), we defined two potential differential mode delay (DMD) management strategies, namely sawtooth and triangular. Moreover we proposed a novel parametric refractive index profile for FMF, referred as raised cosine (RC) profile. In this article, we improve and optimize the RC profile design by including additional shaping parameters, in order to obtain much more attractive dispersion characteristics. Our improved design enabled to obtain a zero DMD (z-DMD), strong positive DMD (p-DMD) and near-zero DMD (nz-DMD) for six-mode fiber, all appropriate for dispersion management in FMF system. In addition, we propose a positive DMD (p-DMD) fiber designs for both, four-mode fiber (4-FMF) and six-mode fiber (6-FMF), respectively, having particularly attractive dispersion characteristics.

  10. Longitudinal Outcomes of U.S. Air Force Pilot Applicants With Waivered Astigmatism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Andrus, David E; Haynes, Jared T; Wright, Steven T

    2017-03-01

    Current U.S. Air Force medical standards allow applicants to enter pilot training with up to 1.50 D of astigmatism. However, waivers are considered for individuals with up to 3.00 D of astigmatism. Although typically a benign finding, higher levels of astigmatism may be progressive and can be associated with corneal ectasia (e.g., keratoconus or pellucid marginal degeneration) leading to reduced visual acuity with spectacles and/or soft contact lenses. The goal of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of pilot applicants waivered into training with astigmatism exceeding the aeromedical standard. Subjects were identified on the basis of their enrollment in the Excessive Astigmatism Management Group maintained by the Aeromedical Consultation Service, Ophthalmology branch at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Metrics evaluated included refractive status, visual acuity, aeromedical waiver status, safety data, and the development of corneal ectasia. Seventy-six subjects were tracked for up to 10 years, with an average follow-up period of 5.5 years. Mean astigmatism at initial examination was 1.91 D, although mean astigmatism on the basis of the most recent examination was 2.19 D. Subjects with excessive astigmatism who were waivered into pilot training showed an average increase in astigmatism of slightly less than 0.05 D annually, which equates to a total increase in astigmatism of approximately 0.25 D for the duration of the study. No subjects developed ectasia or were disqualified from flying for vision or refractive reasons. No mishaps were identified with vision being a causative or contributing factor. This study supports continuation of current Air Force waiver policy, although a longer follow-up period is required to consider modifying the aeromedical standard for astigmatism. Reprint & Copyright © 2017 Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.

  11. The influence of unilateral uncorrected astigmatism on binocular vision and fixation disparity.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nilsson, April; Nilsson, Maria; Stevenson, Scott B; Brautaset, Rune L

    2011-12-01

    It is accepted practice to use a spherical equivalent power as an alternative contact lens correction for those patients with lower amounts of astigmatism, allowing for an easier fit, but the blur caused by one diopter of uncorrected astigmatism can reduce acuity of 6/6 to that of about 6/8. This is usually deemed acceptable monocularly, often retaining a good binocular acuity. The purpose of this study is to explore how monocular astigmatic blur may also affect the patient's binocular vision function. A trial frame was outfitted with full correction for 20 healthy subjects (mean age 25.5 years, range 19-36 years) and a baseline horizontal fixation disparity was measured at a distance of 1 m. Thereafter, fixation disparity was measured with induced monocular astigmatic blur in the right eye, creating an astigmatic error in the amounts of -0.75 and -1.25 in axis 90 and axis 45. It was determined that the differences among full correction and the 4 different types of astigmatic blur were not significant when analyzed as one group (P = 0.5445), nor when separated into groups according to whether the subject had naturally occurring astigmatism or not, (astigmatic group, P = 0.3801; non-astigmatic group, P = 0.5899). Monocular astigmatic blur in the amounts of -0.75 and -1.25 did not have a significant effect on tested subjects with regard to the amount of blur or axis orientation. This low amount of blur is likely within the range of compensation for the subjects, proving that spherical equivalent contact lenses are a viable option for low amounts of astigmatic error.

  12. Influence of corneal biomechanical properties on surgically induced astigmatism in cataract surgery.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Denoyer, Alexandre; Ricaud, Xavier; Van Went, Charles; Labbé, Antoine; Baudouin, Christophe

    2013-08-01

    To perform an overall follow-up of the morphologic, optical, and biomechanical properties of the cornea to determine new parameters influencing the refractive outcomes of cataract surgery. Clinical study. Patients scheduled for cataract surgery were assessed for surgically induced corneal astigmatism (SIA) and higher-order aberrations, (HOAs) using a Scheimpflug rotating camera (Pentacam) together with corneal imaging by optical coherence tomography (Spectralis) and biomechanical analysis by the Ocular Response Analyzer preoperatively and 1, 7, and 30 days postoperatively. The central and peripheral corneal thicknesses; incision width, length, and architecture; corneal hysteresis (CH); and corneal resistance factor (CRF) were computed to identify new parameters influencing corneal optical changes that determine the final refractive result. The study enrolled 40 patients (40 eyes). The SIA and HOAs were significantly lower after microincision surgery (≤ 2.2 mm) than after small-incision surgery (2.75 mm) (both Pcorneal incision compared with a constructed incision (PCorneal 3rd-order trefoil depended on incision width (Pbiomechanical features of the cornea should be taken into account preoperatively to better predict the refractive outcomes of cataract surgery. Copyright © 2013 ASCRS and ESCRS. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Single-mode visible and mid-infrared periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric oscillator amplified in perylene red doped poly(methyl methacrylate)

    Science.gov (United States)

    Schlup, Philip; W. Baxter, Glenn; McKinnie, Iain T.

    2000-10-01

    We have demonstrated a simple grazing-incidence optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) capable of generating single-mode visible (619-640 nm) and infrared (3.16-3.77 μm) radiation. The single-mode (poly(methyl methacrylate) disc was used to amplify the signal wavelength up to 114 μJ in a single pass without broadening the optical bandwidth.

  14. Repeatability and comparability of corneal power and corneal astigmatism obtained from a point-source color light-emitting diode topographer, a Placido-based corneal topographer, and a low-coherence reflectometer.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ventura, Bruna V; Al-Mohtaseb, Zaina; Wang, Li; Koch, Douglas D; Weikert, Mitchell P

    2015-10-01

    To assess the repeatability and agreement of corneal power and astigmatism obtained from the Cassini point-source color light-emitting diode (LED) topographer, Humphrey Atlas 9000 Placido-based corneal topographer, and Lenstar LS-900 low-coherence reflectometer in normal eyes. Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. Evaluation of diagnostic test or technology. Consecutively enrolled patients with normal corneas were enrolled. Three sets of measurements were obtained using the color-LED topographer, the Placido topographer, and the reflectometer. Vector analysis was used in the astigmatism analysis. The repeatability was evaluated using the within-subject standard deviation, coefficient of variation (CoV), and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). Agreement was verified using Bland-Altman plots. The paired Student t test was used to assess statistical significance. Thirty-two eyes (32 patients) were evaluated. All devices provided highly repeatable corneal power and astigmatism measurements (ICC > 0.9) except for the Placido topographer with regard to J45 (ICC = 0.721). The color-LED topographer and the reflectometer obtained similar mean values of corneal power, astigmatism magnitude, J0, and J45 (P > .05), which was also true when comparing the color-LED topographer and the Placido topographer, except for the mean corneal power (P = .0007). The Bland-Altman plots showed a wide data spread for all analyzed variables. The color-LED topographer provided highly repeatable corneal power and astigmatism measurements. Even though it obtained values similar to those of the reflectometer and the Placido topographer, the wide data spread discourages their interchangeable use to assess corneal power and astigmatism. Drs. Wang, Koch, and Weikert are consultants to Ziemer USA, Inc. Dr. Koch is a consultant to Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., Alcon Surgical, Inc., and i-Optics, Corp. Drs. Ventura and Al-Mohtaseb have no financial or proprietary

  15. Nonlinear force dependence on optically bound arrays of micro-particles trapped in the evanescent fields of fundamental and higher order microfibre modes

    CERN Document Server

    Maimaiti, Aili; Truong, Viet Giang; Ritsch, Helmut; Chormaic, Sile Nic

    2016-01-01

    Particles trapped in the evanescent field of an ultrathin optical fibre interact over very long distances via multiple scattering of the fibre-guided fields. In ultrathin fibres that support higher order modes these interactions are stronger and exhibit qualitatively new behaviour due to the coupling of different fibre modes, which have different propagation wave vectors, by the particles. Here, we study one dimensional longitudinal optical binding interactions of chains of 3 {\\mu}m polystyrene spheres under the influence of the evanescent fields of a two-mode microfibre. The observation of long-range interactions, self-ordering and speed variation of particle chains reveals strong optical binding effects between the particles, which can be well modelled by a tritter scattering-matrix approach. The optical forces, optical binding interactions and the velocity of bounded particle chains are calculated using this method. Results show good agreement with finite element numerical simulations. Experimental data an...

  16. Maximization of the optical intra-cavity power of whispering-gallery mode resonators via coupling prism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Santamaría-Botello, G A; García Muñoz, L E; Sedlmeir, F; Preu, S; Segovia-Vargas, D; Atia Abdalmalak, K; Llorente Romano, S; García Lampérez, A; Malzer, S; Döhler, G H; Schwefel, H G L; Weber, H B

    2016-11-14

    In this paper, a detailed description of the optical coupling into a Whispering Gallery Mode (WGM) resonator through a prism via frustrated total internal reflection (FTIR) is presented. The problem is modeled as three media with planar interfaces and closed expressions for FTIR are given. Then, the curvature of the resonator is taken into account and the mode overlap is theoretically studied. A new analytical expression giving the optimal geometry of a disc-shaped or ring-shaped resonator for maximizing the intra-cavity circulating power is presented. Such expression takes into consideration the spatial distribution of the WGM at the surface of the resonator, thus being more accurate than the currently used expressions. It also takes into account the geometry of the prism. It is shown an improvement in the geometry values used with the current expressions of about 30%. The reason why the pump laser signal can be seen in experiments under critical coupling is explained on this basis. Then, the conditions required for exciting the highest possible optical power inside the resonator are obtained. The aim is to achieve a highly-efficient up-conversion of a THz signal into the optical domain via the second-order nonlinearity of the resonator material.

  17. Modeling satellite-Earth quantum channel downlinks with adaptive-optics coupling to single-mode fibers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gruneisen, Mark T.; Flanagan, Michael B.; Sickmiller, Brett A.

    2017-10-01

    The efficient coupling of photons from a free-space quantum channel into a single-mode optical fiber (SMF) has important implications to quantum network concepts involving SMF interfaces to quantum detectors, atomic systems, integrated photonics and direct coupling to a fiber network. Propagation through atmospheric turbulence however leads to wavefront errors that degrade mode-matching with SMFs. In a free-space quantum channel, this leads to photon losses in proportion to the severity of the aberration. This is particularly problematic for satellite-Earth quantum channels where atmospheric turbulence can lead to significant wavefront errors. This report considers propagation from a transmitter in low-Earth orbit to a terrestrial ground station and evaluates the efficiency with which photons couple either through a circular field stop or into a SMF situated in the focal plane of the optical receiver. The effects of atmospheric turbulence on the quantum channel are calculated numerically and quantified through the quantum bit error rate and secure key generation rates in a decoy-state BB84 protocol. Numerical simulations include the statistical nature of Kolmogorov turbulence, sky radiance, and an adaptive optics system under closed loop control.

  18. Optical Sensors Based on Whispering Gallery Modes in Fluorescent Microbeads: Size Dependence and Influence of Substrate

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alexandre Francois

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Whispering gallery modes in surface-fixated fluorescent polystyrene microbeads are studied in view of their capability of sensing changes in the refractive index of the beads’ environment by exposing them to water/glycerol mixtures of varying composition. The mode positions are analyzed by simultaneous fitting for mode number, bead radius, and environmental index. Down to a diameter of 8 μm, the sensor response follows the index of the bulk solution very well. For smaller bead sizes, some deviations occur, in particular for fluid indices not too different from that of water, which might be attributed to the presence of the substrate.

  19. Optical sensors based on whispering gallery modes in fluorescent microbeads: size dependence and influence of substrate

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Francois, Alexandre; Himmelhaus, Michael

    2009-01-01

    Whispering gallery modes in surface-fixated fluorescent polystyrene microbeads are studied in view of their capability of sensing changes in the refractive index of the beads' environment by exposing...

  20. AFOSR Indo-UK -US Joint Physics Initiative for Study of Angular Optical Mode Fiber Amplification

    Science.gov (United States)

    2017-02-20

    for z+dz space step using Eq. 12 to Eq. 28. Using the above equations, the intensity at the central grid as well as an offset grid is as shown in the...figure below: Fig. 1 Intensity variation along the length at the central grid (left) and offset location (right) At central grid the signal...modes and in all the three cases higher order zero helicity modes are forbidden by symmetry . (a) (b) (c

  1. Towards a fully integrated optical gyroscope using whispering gallery modes resonators

    Science.gov (United States)

    Amrane, T.; Jager, J.-B.; Jager, T.; Calvo, V.; Léger, J.-M.

    2017-11-01

    Since the developments of lasers and the optical fibers in the 70s, the optical gyroscopes have been subject to an intensive research to improve both their resolution and stability performances. However the best optical gyroscopes currently on the market, the ring laser gyroscope and the interferometer fiber optic gyroscope are still macroscopic devices and cannot address specific applications where size and weight constraints are critical. One solution to overcome these limitations could be to use an integrated resonator as a sensitive part to build a fully Integrated Optical Resonant Gyroscope (IORG). To keep a high rotation sensitivity, which is usually degraded when downsizing this kind of optical sensors based on the Sagnac effect, the resonator has to exhibit a very high quality factor (Q): as detailed in equation (1) where the minimum rotation rate resolution for an IORG is given as a function of the resonator characteristics (Q and diameter D) and of the global system optical system characteristics (i.e. SNR and bandwidth B), the higher the Q×D product, the lower the resolution.

  2. [Evaluation of early postoperative astigmatism with respect to anterior chamber opening].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Jurowski, Piotr

    2003-01-01

    The study evaluates amount and direction of postoperative astigmatism after usually performed techniques of cataract surgery. 90 consecutive patients (120 eyes) mean aged 74.5 years, who underwent cataract surgery with clear corneal superior (Group 1) or temporal incision (Group 2), sclero-corneal tunnel sutureless incision (Group 3) or limbal ECCE incision with x sutures (Group 4), were examined with respect to postoperative astigmatism. Anterior chamber opening was determined by primary astigmatism and nucleus hardness. All measurements were performed based on keratometry. The highest mean value of with the rule astigmatism was assessed in Group 4. From the other hand, the least value were determined in group 2--95% with the rule and 5% oblique and in group 1--40% with the rule, 40% against the rule 20% oblique. In group 3, the value of postoperative astigmatism was higher, as compared with Group 1 and 2. It was assessed with similar proportion as in Group 1. At present cataract surgery techniques are not free of induced astigmatism. Study demonstrates significance of preoperative primary astigmatism assessment, with respect to surgery technique, to avoid postoperative astigmatism.

  3. Corneal wedge excision in the treatment of high astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ezra, Daniel G; Hay-Smith, Graham; Mearza, Ali; Falcon, Mike G

    2007-08-01

    To report 5 cases of high astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty (PK) treated with corneal wedge excisions. We report our experience of 5 patients treated with corneal wedge excisions for high astigmatism after PK. A thin sliver of cornea measuring between 0.1 and 0.2 mm in thickness was excised from just inside the graft-recipient interface. The length of the incision centered at the axis of the flatter meridian of the cornea and was extended over a range of 60-90 degrees. The wound was closed with interrupted 10-0 nylon sutures placed every 15 degrees. We also report, for the first time, both pre- and postoperative corneal topography in 3 of our patients who underwent wedge excisions. The mean preoperative astigmatism was 15.2 D (range, 8.5-29.1 D). Postoperatively, after wedge excision, the mean astigmatism was reduced to 2.3 D (range, 1.9-3.7 D). The mean reduction in astigmatism was 12.9 D (range, 6.3-25.4 D). Corneal wedge resection is an effective treatment for high astigmatism after PK. It may prove particularly useful in cases of high astigmatism or where other treatments are not appropriate. We believe that there is still a role for wedge resection as one of many tools to be used in the treatment of high post-PK astigmatism.

  4. Optical Spring Effect in Micro-Bubble Resonators and Its Application for the Effective Mass Measurement of Optomechanical Resonant Mode

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Zhenmin Chen

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available In this work, we present a novel approach for obtaining the effective mass of mechanical vibration mode in micro-bubble resonators (MBRs. To be specific, the effective mass is deduced from the measurement of optical spring effect (OSE in MBRs. This approach is demonstrated and applied to analyze the effective mass of hollow MBRs and liquid-filled MBRs, respectively. It is found that the liquid-filled MBRs has significantly stronger OSE and a less effective mass than hollow MBRs, both of the extraordinary behaviors can be beneficial for applications such as mass sensing. Larger OSE from higher order harmonics of the mechanical modes is also observed. Our work paves a way towards the developing of OSE-based high sensitive mass sensor in MBRs.

  5. Two mode optical fibers with low and flattened differential modal delay suitable for WDM-MIMO combined system.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Maruyama, Ryo; Kuwaki, Nobuo; Matsuo, Shoichiro; Ohashi, Masaharu

    2014-06-16

    We propose two mode optical fibers (TMFs) with minimally low differential modal delay (DMD) slope which are suitable for wavelength division multiplexing and multiple input multiple output (MIMO) combined transmission system. We designed and fabricated three different kinds of TMF, nearly zero-DMD (zTMF), positive-DMD (pTMF) and negative-DMD (nTMF) with a graded index core and a depressed inner cladding. We confirmed that the fabricated zTMF has DMD of below 15 ps/km in the C band and the fabricated pTMF and nTMF have the same degree of effective areas. We also confirmed that a DMD compensation line with a length of 100 km composed of pTMF and nTMF can successfully achieve the best properties of low DMD in the C + L band and low mode conversion.

  6. Wavelength-stepped, actively mode-locked fiber laser based on wavelength-division-multiplexed optical delay lines

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lee, Eunjoo; Kim, Byoung Yoon

    2017-12-01

    We propose a new scheme for an actively mode-locked wavelength-swept fiber laser that produces a train of discretely wavelength-stepped pulses from a short fiber cavity. Pulses with different wavelengths are split and combined by standard wavelength division multiplexers with fiber delay lines. As a proof of concept, we demonstrate a laser using an erbium doped fiber amplifier and commercially available wavelength-division multiplexers with wavelength spacing of 0.8 nm. The results show simultaneous mode-locking at three different wavelengths. Laser output parameters in time domain, optical and radio frequency spectral domain, and the noise characteristics are presented. Suggestions for the improved design are discussed.

  7. Observation of phase noise reduction in photonically synthesized sub-THz signals using a passively mode-locked laser diode and highly selective optical filtering

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Criado, A. R.; Acedo, P.; Carpintero, G.

    2012-01-01

    A Continuous Wave (CW) sub-THz photonic synthesis setup based on a single Passively Mode-Locked Laser Diode (PMLLD) acting as a monolithic Optical Frequency Comb Generator (OFCG) and highly selective optical filtering has been implemented to evaluate the phase noise performance of the generated sub...

  8. [Vector analysis of surgically induced astigmatism after combined operation of phacoemulsification, intraocular lens implantation and pars plana vitrectomy].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cisiecki, Sławomir; Nawrocki, Jerzy

    2005-01-01

    To evaluate the changes in corneal shape after phacoemulsification, PC IOL implantation and pars plana vitrectomy. This study comprised 25 eyes of 25 patients who received phacoemulsification, 5.5 mm PMMA IOL implantation through 6 mm clear cornea incision with one single suture, and pars plana vitrectomy in one step - group A. To unique and compare the differences in surgical induced astigmatism (SIA) between combined procedures and two steps procedures, 2 control groups in one step surgery (only phacoemulsification with PCIOL--group B or only pars plana vitrectomy--group C) with the same shape and location of incision in cataract surgery and sclerotomy sites were analyzed. The highest value of SIA was in group A which was not statistic significant different than group B (p = 0.97). In-group C, SIA was the lowest, and there was also not significant difference between groups A (p = 0.063). The differences in SIA between group B and C were statistic irrelevant too. (P = 0.09) Shifts in axis to with the rule component were noted in 43.9 % of cases in-group A, 40.79% in-group B, and 58.96% in-group C. The highest shift in axis to against the rule meridian was observed in-group B (tab. 2) and in direction with the rule in-group C. No statistical significance was observed in the amounts of the induced astigmatism and refractive cylinder among the group of combined phacoemulsification, IOL implantation and pars plana vitrectomy. However, optical rehabilitation can be delayed by a postoperative astigmatism.

  9. Dual mode 1.25-2.5 Gb/s CMOS limiting amplifier circuit for optical receivers

    Science.gov (United States)

    Albina, Cristian M.

    2009-01-01

    A 1.25-2.5Gb/s burst-mode limiting amplifier for gigabit passive optical networks (GPON) is presented in this paper. It supports both PIN-PD and APD diodes. A response time of 5 ns and sensitivity of 4 mVpp is achieved by introducing a modified amplified stage with active feedback and negative Miller capacitance compensation techniques. This circuit operates with a supply voltage 3 V and it is fabricated in 180 nm CMOS technology. The influence of the parasitic layout elements and their effects on the performance of the limiting amplifier will be illustrated using RC and RLC parasitic extraction and simulation results.

  10. THz Pyro-Optical Detector Based on LiNbO3 Whispering Gallery Mode Microdisc Resonator

    Science.gov (United States)

    Cosci, Alessandro; Cerminara, Matteo; Nunzi Conti, Gualtiero; Soria, Silvia; Righini, Giancarlo C.; Pelli, Stefano

    2017-01-01

    This study analyzes the capabilities of a LiNbO3 whispering gallery mode microdisc resonator as a potential bolometer detector in the THz range. The resonator is theoretically characterized in the stationary regime by its thermo-optic and thermal coefficients. Considering a Q-factor of 107, a minimum detectable power of 20 μW was evaluated, three orders of magnitude above its noise equivalent power. This value opens up the feasibility of exploiting LiNbO3 disc resonators as sensitive room-temperature detectors in the THz range. PMID:28134857

  11. Measurement and suppression of secondary waves caused by high-order modes in a photonic bandgap fiber-optic gyroscope.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Xu, Xiaobin; Gao, Fuyu; Song, Ningfang; Jin, Jing

    2016-05-16

    Air-core photonic bandgap fiber (PBF) is a good choice for fiber-optic gyroscopes (FOGs) owing to the fact that it can be adapted to a wide variety of environments. However, its multimode properties are disadvantageous for the application to FOGs. An interference-based method is proposed to precisely determine the secondary waves caused by the high-order modes and their coupling. Based on the method, two groups of secondary waves have been found, having optical path differences (OPDs) of ~1.859 m and ~0.85 m, respectively, relative to the primary waves in a PBFOG that consists of a 7-cell PBF coil, approximately 180 m in length. Multi-turn bends of the PBF at both ends of the PBF coil after the fusion splicing points are shown to suppress the intensity of these secondary waves by approximately 10 dB.

  12. Optical mode stability and dynamics in nonlinear twisted 𝒫𝒯-symmetric structures

    Science.gov (United States)

    Castro-Castro, C.; Aceves, A. B.

    2017-10-01

    Parity Time (𝒫𝒯-)symmetry and symmetry breaking dynamics is being considered in an optical setting consisting of nonlinear multi-core fibers, where the axis of these cores follow a helical path.

  13. Large-Scale Procurement of Radiation Resistant Single-Mode Optical Fibers for CERN

    CERN Document Server

    Guillermain, Elisa; Kuhnhenn, Jochen; Ricci, Daniel; Weinand, Udo

    2015-01-01

    2400 km of special radiation resistant optical fibres were procured by CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), for the installation of more than 55 km of optical fibre cables in the accelerator complex underground during the Long Shutdown 1 (LS1). In the frame of this large-scale industrial production, a thorough quality assurance plan (QAP) was put in place and followed at each step of the process. In-depth qualification of optical fibres preceded the 17-month procurement process. All supplied batches were tested for their resistance to radiation, leading to more than 65 quality control irradiation tests. During the cable assembly process and the installations works, a full traceability down to the optical fibre level was ensured. The actions put in place in the frame of the QAP led to successful installation works and to full respect of the LS1 planning.

  14. Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments for Astigmatism Correction after Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty

    Science.gov (United States)

    Coscarelli, Sandro; Ferrara, Paulo; Araújo, Luana P. N.; Ávila, Marcos; Torquetti, Leonardo

    2017-01-01

    Background. To evaluate the change in corneal astigmatism after intrastromal corneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation in keratoconus patients with previous deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). Design was a longitudinal, retrospective, interventional study. The study included 25 eyes of 24 patients with keratoconus who had DALK performed at least two years prior to ICRS implantation. All patients had a clear corneal graft with up to 8.00 D of corneal astigmatism and intolerance to contact lenses. The studied parameters were age, sex, corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), maximum keratometry (K1), minimum keratometry (K2), spherical equivalent, and astigmatism. There was a statistically significant decrease in the postintervention analysis as follows: 3.5 D reduction in K1 (p astigmatism reduced from 3.87 D preoperatively to 1.90 D postoperatively (p astigmatism after DALK as it yields significant visual, topographic, and refractive results. PMID:28951784

  15. Backward-mode photoacoustic transducer for sensing optical scattering and ultrasonic attenuation: determining fraction consistencies in pulp suspensions

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhao, Zuomin; Törmänen, Matti; Myllylä, Risto

    2010-02-01

    An innovative backward-mode photoacoustic transducer was developed, consisting of an optical fibre, a composite absorber, piezoelectric film and high impedance preamplifier. By receiving scattering light from a turbid suspension, the transducer produces a photoacoustic source in it. This source emits two photoacoustic waves travelling in opposite directions. The waves' amplitudes relate to the optical scattering properties of the suspension, and the echo of a wave returning from the suspension carries information of acoustic attenuation. By assessing the optical scattering and acoustic attenuation, fraction consistencies in a two-fractional suspension can be determined if one fraction dominantly scatters light and the other mainly attenuates ultrasound. This technique is used in this paper to investigate paper pulp suspensions. Pulp consists of wood celluloses and wood fines (or extra-added fillers in some cases), where cellulose lengths range from a few sub-millimetres to millimetres and fines/filler sizes are a few tens of micrometres or smaller. Due to their different size and shape, celluloses and fines (or fillers) have different optical scattering and acoustic attenuation properties. Experimental results showed that the transducer can measure pulp consistency with good linearity at least in the range from 0.5% to 3%, and that it can distinguish pulp cellulose from fines or fillers (TiO2 particles). Needless to say, this technique is also suitable for determining other suspensions in the food, pharmaceutical and mineral industries.

  16. Plasmonic Modes and Optical Properties of Gold and Silver Ellipsoidal Nanoparticles by the Discrete Dipole Approximation

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mohammed Alsawafta

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The discrete dipole approximation (DDA is used to model the absorption efficiency of isolated gold (Au and silver (Ag ellipsoidal nanoparticles. The characteristics of the plasmonic bands of those nanostructures depend strongly on the size and orientation of the particles in both the lab and target frames. At specific rotation and incident angles, the desired plasmonic mode can be excited. The result of the simulation shows the possibility of excitation of three plasmonic modes—one longitudinal mode (LM and two transverse modes (TM—corresponding to the redistribution of the polarization charges along each principal axis. At oblique incidence of the incoming light, both the Au LM and a hybrid Au TM are observed whereas three more distinct plasmonic modes can be found in the case of the Ag particle. The effect of length distribution on the characteristics of the plasmonic bands is also examined for the three principal axes. The band position of the plasmonic bands associated with the electronic oscillation along each principal axis is found to vary linearly with the axis length. The linear variation of the band position of the LM is steeper as compared with the one found for the other modes.

  17. Selective generation of two pulse modes in a single all normal dispersion fiber laser oscillator and analysis of their optical characteristics

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kim, S.; Choi, M.; Song, J. Y.; Lee, J. H.; Kim, Y.

    2017-02-01

    Fiber ultrafast pulses such as mode-locked and noise-like pulses have useful optical characteristics for high precision metrology applications. In this study, we develop an ytterbium doped fiber laser with all normal dispersion which can selectively generate two pulse modes, mode-locked and noise-like pulses, by a turn-key system including polarization control and selective detection parts. The spectral and temporal characteristics of two pulses generated from the single oscillator are analyzed and compared with each other through optical spectrum, RF spectrum and autocorrelation. Furthermore, spectral coherence characteristics are verified through interference signals generated by balanced and unbalanced arm interferometers.

  18. The relationship between patient age and astigmatism magnitude after congenital cataract surgery.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bar-Sela, Shai; Glovinsky, Yoseph; Wygnanski-Jaffe, Tamara; Spierer, Abraham

    2009-01-01

    To evaluate the magnitude of refractive astigmatism after congenital cataract surgery and to define its correlation with patient age. The authors retrospectively reviewed the charts of all pediatric patients who underwent congenital cataract extraction with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation through a 3.0-mm clear corneal incision from 1998 to 2003, and had no suture removal for 5 months afterward. Thirty-four children were included, aged 2 months to 15 years. Refractive astigmatism was assessed manually 1 week, 3 months, and 5 months after surgery by an experienced optometrist. The paired t test was used to compare the magnitude of postoperative astigmatism at different postoperative periods. Spearman correlation was used to determine the correlation between patient age and the postoperative refractive astigmatism. Mean refractive astigmatism in all patients was 1.8+/-1.5 diopters (D) at 1 week postoperatively. It significantly decreased to 1.0+/-0.7 D at 3 months postoperatively (p=0.001), and to 0.8+/-0.7 D at 5 months postoperatively (p=0.03). The change in astigmatism was significantly greater during the first 3 postoperative months than during the following 2 months (p=0.04). Patient age was significantly correlated with 1 week postoperative astigmatism (Spearman coefficient, r = -0.46; p=0.006) and with 3 months postoperative astigmatism (Spearman coefficient, r =-0.37; p=0.03). Congenital cataract surgery using a small, clear corneal incision for IOL implantation caused high early postoperative astigmatism, which spontaneously regressed thereafter. Younger patients had higher early postoperative astigmatism.

  19. The Proper Orthogonal Decomposition for Dimensionality Reduction in Mode-Locked Lasers and Optical Systems

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Eli Shlizerman

    2012-01-01

    energy delivered per pulse. Managing the nonlinear penalties in the cavity becomes crucial for increasing the energy and suppressing the multipulsing instability. A proper orthogonal decomposition (POD allows for the reduction of governing equations of a mode-locked laser onto a low-dimensional space. The resulting reduced system is able to capture correctly the experimentally observed pulse transitions. Analysis of these models is used to explain the sequence of bifurcations that are responsible for the multipulsing instability in the master mode-locking and the waveguide array mode-locking models. As a result, the POD reduction allows for a simple and efficient way to characterize and optimize the cavity parameters for achieving maximal energy output.

  20. Direct numerical analysis of dual-mode elliptical-core optical fibers.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Shaw, J K; Vengsarkar, A M; Claus, R O

    1991-02-01

    A direct solution of the scalar wave equation (SWE) for an elliptical-core weakly guiding fiber is considered. We decompose the SWE into two ordinary differential equations by using the method of separation of variables, demand the periodicity of the solution in terms of the angular coordinate, and, by matching the boundary conditions numerically, obtain the characteristic propagation curves for the two modes. A simple computer program permits the acquisition of two-mode fiber device parameters as functions of the core ellipticity, the core dimensions, and the refractive-index difference.

  1. Optical Nano-antennae as Compact and Efficient Couplers from Free-space to Waveguide Modes

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Zenin, Vladimir A.; Malureanu, Radu; Volkov, Valentyn

    Optical nano-antennae are one of the possible solutions for coupling free-space radiation into subwavelength waveguides. Our efforts were concentrated on coupling between an optical fibre and a plasmonic slot waveguide. Such coupling is still an issue to be solved in order to advance the use...... of plasmonic waveguides for optical interconnects. During the talk, we will present our modelling optimisation, fabrication and measurement of the nano-antennae functionality. For the modelling part, we used CST Microwave studio for optimising the antenna geometry. Various antennae were modelled and fabricated....... The fabrication was based on electron beam lithography and lift-off processes. The measurements were performed with scattering scanning near-field microscope and allowed the retrieval of both amplitude and phase of the propagating plasmon. The obtained values agree very well with the theoretically predicted ones...

  2. Optimisation of the prism coupling of optical whispering-gallery-mode microcavities

    Science.gov (United States)

    Demchenko, Yu A.; Bilenko, I. A.; Gorodetsky, M. L.

    2017-08-01

    The methods for increasing the coupling efficiency of a prism with spheroidal microcavities, aimed at exciting whisperinggallery modes, have been analytically investigated. Optimal angles of incidence and incident beam parameters are obtained for a spheroidal cavity. The cavity eigenfrequency shift caused by the presence of a prism and the introduced loss by it is calculated.

  3. Sub-wavelength resolution dynamics of semiconductor passively mode-locked lasers induced by optical feedback

    Science.gov (United States)

    Simos, Christos; Simos, Hercules; Syvridis, Dimitris

    2017-08-01

    We present a numerical analysis that focuses, for the first time to our knowledge, on the feedback-induced dynamics in a semiconductor passively mode-locked laser with sub-wavelength resolution. Our results and the corresponding theoretical explanations elucidate several aspects of the laser dynamics under self-injection including inherent properties of mode-locked lasers such as pulse intensity noise and timing jitter. We show that the dynamics of the laser exhibit a periodicity in the wavelength scale apparent only on integer multiples of the laser cavity and decays in the time scale of the pulse duration following the coherence of the mode-locked laser. The corresponding phenomena are dominant for external cavities that are shorter than the laser cavity and superimposed on the previously reported dynamics of the semiconductor mode-locked lasers for longer external delays. Since these dynamics are triggered by low feedback levels, our study could be useful for the optimization of the laser operation in cases where ultra-short external cavity lengths are involved (integrated designs, power collection with fiber tapers, etc.).

  4. Mode-locked 1.5 micrometers semiconductor optical amplifier fiber ring

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Pedersen, Niels V.; Jakobsen, Kaj Bjarne; Vaa, Michael

    1996-01-01

    The dynamics of a mode-locked SOA fiber ring are investigated experimentally and numerically. Generation of near transform-limited (time-bandwidth product=0.7) 1.5 μm 54 ps FWHM pulses with a peak power of 2.8 mW at a repetition rate of 960 MHz is demonstrated experimentally. The experimental...

  5. A semianalytical method of mode determination for a multilayer planar optical waveguide

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Stratonnikov, AA; Bogatov, AP; Drakin, AE; Kamenets, FF

    A new method for mode determination of multilayer planar waveguides with complex-valued dielectric permeability is proposed. The method is based on the combination of an argument principle in complex analysis and a quasi-Newton method. The argument principle allows reliable determination of the

  6. Mode-Locked 1.5 um Semiconductor Optical Fiber Ring

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Pedersen, Niels Vagn; Jakobsen, Kaj Bjarne; Vaa, Michael

    1996-01-01

    The dynamics of a mode-locked SOA fiber ring are investigated experimentally and numerically. Generation of near transform-limited (time-bandwidth product = 0.7) 1.5 um 54 ps FWHM pulses with a peak power of 2.8 mW at a repetition rate of 960 MHz is demonstrated experimentally. The experimental...

  7. Single application on iris localization technology in excimer laser for astigmatism

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jun-Hua Hao

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available AIM:To discuss the single application on iris localization technology in excimer laser for the treatment of astigmatism. METHODS:Totally 203 cases(406 eyesof laser in situ keratomileusis(LASIKin the treatment of compound myopic astigmatism patients were operated from November 2011 to November 2012 in our hospital. They were divided into two groups. One was observation group using iris localization and the other was control group using routine operation. Patients in the observation group of 100 cases(200 eyes, aged 18-43 years old, spherical diopter was -1.25 to -8.75D, astigmatism was -1.0 to -3.25D. In control group, 103 patients(206 eyes, aged 19-44 years old, spherical diopter was -1.75-9.50D, astigmatism was -1.0 to -3.25D. The patients in the observation group before the application of WaveScan aberrometer check for iris image, spherical lens, cylindrical lens and astigmatism axis data operation, only single application of iris location, without using wavefront aberration guided technology, laser cutting patterns for conventional LASIK model, spherical, cylindrical mirror and astigmatism axis data source to preoperative wavefront aberration results. The control group received routine LASIK. It was applicated comprehensive optometry optometry respectively to examine astigmatism and axial, based on the computer analysis during the preoperative, 1wk after the operation, and 6mo. Analysis of using SPSS 17 statistical software, it was independent-sample t test between the two groups of residual astigmatism and astigmatism axis. RESULTS:Postoperative residual astigmatism, the observation group was significantly better than the control group. Astigmatism axial measurement after operation, the observation group was significantly less than that of the control group. Postoperative visual acuity at 6mo, the observation group was better than that of the control group. The difference was statistically significant. CONCLUSION: For patients who cannot

  8. DC calibration of the strain sensitivity of a single mode optical fiber interferometer

    Science.gov (United States)

    Claus, R. O.; Cantrell, J. H., Jr.

    1981-01-01

    The strain sensitivity of an optical fiber interferometer developed for the detection of pulsed ultrasonic waves in solids was calibrated. Light from the output ends of both fibers was superimposed to form an interference fringe pattern that was interrogated in the far field to give a signal proportional to the differential optical fiber path length. Strain sensitivity is determined by comparing data obtained by clamping and bending the bar at different lengths to simple cantilever beam theory. A minimum theoretical detectable strain of less than 10 to the minus 10th power is indicated.

  9. On the dispersion management of fluorite whispering-gallery mode resonators for Kerr optical frequency comb generation in the telecom and mid-infrared range

    CERN Document Server

    Lin, Guoping

    2015-01-01

    Optical whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonators have been very attracting platforms for versatile Kerr frequency comb generations. We report a systematic study on the material dispersion of various optical materials that are capable of supporting quality factors above $10^9$. Using an analytical approximation of WGM resonant frequencies in disk resonators, we investigate the effect of the geometry and transverse mode order on the total group-velocity dispersion ($GVD$). We demonstrate that the major radii and the radial mode indices play an important role in tailoring the $GVD$ of WGM resonators. In particular, our study shows that in WGM disk-resonators, the polar families of modes have very similar $GVD$, while the radial families of modes feature dispersion values that can differ by up to several orders of magnitude. The effect of these giant dispersion shifts are experimentally evidenced in Kerr comb generation with magnesium fluoride. From a more general perspective, this critical feature enables to pus...

  10. Design of low DMD few-mode optical fibers with extremely enlarged core diameter providing nonlinearity suppression for operating over "C"-band central region

    Science.gov (United States)

    Andreev, Vladimir A.; Bourdine, Anton V.; Burdin, Vladimir A.; Evtushenko, Alexander S.; Halikov, Rashid H.

    2017-04-01

    We present method for design of refractive index profile for silica GeO2-doped graded-index few-mode optical fibers with reduced differential mode delay and suppressed mode nonlinearity due to extremely enlarged core diameter up to 42 μm. Proposed solution is based on earlier on developed modified Gaussian approximation generalized for analysis of silica weakly guiding optical fibers with single outer cladding and arbitrary axially-symmetric refractive index profile, that provides ability to derive analytical expressions for guided mode delays. Therefore the objective function is represented as a sum of squares of deviations between mode staff delays and reference value corresponding to refractive index profile of current iteration. Based on developed method we performed computation for various combination of the reference mode delay and first iteration profile parameter. Some results of desired graded-index profile for a few-mode optical fibers 42/125 providing differential mode delay minimization over central region of "C"-band are represented.

  11. Broadly Tunable, Mode-Hop-Tuned cw Optical Parametric Oscillator Based on Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bisson, Scott E.; Armstrong, Karla M.; Kulp, Thomas J.; Hartings, Matthew

    2001-11-01

    We describe a broadly tunable, cw optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on periodically poled lithium niobate. The OPO can be tuned over a broad region in the mid IR (2900 -3100 cm-1 ) covering the important C -H stretch region while a high spectral resolution ( volatile organic compounds.

  12. Optical nano-antennae as compact and efficient couplers from free-space to waveguide modes

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Andryieuski, Andrei; Zenin, Volodymyr; Malureanu, Radu

    2015-01-01

    Optical nano-antennae are one of the possible solutions for coupling free-space radiation into subwavelength waveguides. Other possibilities include, among others, grating couplers and end-fire end couplers. Our efforts were concentrated on nano-antennae used for coupling IR light in the telecom ...

  13. Spatial refractive index sensor using whispering gallery modes in an optically trapped microsphere

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Zijlstra, P.; Zijlstra, Peter; van der Molen, K.L.; Mosk, Allard

    2007-01-01

    The authors propose the use of an optically trapped, dye doped polystyrene microsphere for spatial probing of the refractive index at any position in a fluid. Using the dye embedded in the microsphere as an internal broadband excitation source the authors eliminated the need for a tunable excitation

  14. Adaptable Optical Fiber Displacement-Curvature Sensor Based on a Modal Michelson Interferometer with a Tapered Single Mode Fiber

    Science.gov (United States)

    Salceda-Delgado, G.; Martinez-Rios, A.; Selvas-Aguilar, R.; Álvarez-Tamayo, R. I.; Castillo-Guzman, A.; Ibarra-Escamilla, B.; Durán-Ramírez, V. M.; Enriquez-Gomez, L. F.

    2017-01-01

    A compact, highly sensitive optical fiber displacement and curvature radius sensor is presented. The device consists of an adiabatic bi-conical fused fiber taper spliced to a single-mode fiber (SMF) segment with a flat face end. The bi-conical taper structure acts as a modal coupling device between core and cladding modes for the SMF segment. When the bi-conical taper is bent by an axial displacement, the symmetrical bi-conical shape of the tapered structure is stressed, causing a change in the refractive index profile which becomes asymmetric. As a result, the taper adiabaticity is lost, and interference between modes appears. As the bending increases, a small change in the fringe visibility and a wavelength shift on the periodical reflection spectrum of the in-fiber interferometer is produced. The displacement sensitivity and the spectral periodicity of the device can be adjusted by the proper selection of the SMF length. Sensitivities from around 1.93 to 3.4 nm/mm were obtained for SMF length between 7.5 and 12.5 cm. Both sensor interrogations, wavelength shift and visibility contrast, can be used to measure displacement and curvature radius magnitudes. PMID:28574421

  15. [Induced astigmatism after corneal suture removal after cataract surgery].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Loriaut, P; Kaswin, G; Rousseau, A; Meziani, L; M'nafek, N; Pogorzalek, N; Labetoulle, M

    2014-03-01

    To evaluate the time until astigmatic stabilization after corneal suture removal after cataract surgery. A prospective study was performed on 13 patients who had undergone cataract surgery by phacoemulsification with 2.4mm incision, for whom it was felt necessary to remove a corneal suture. A specular corneal topography was performed by OPD Scan before removal, immediately after, then 10, 20, 30 minutes and 15 days later. For each acquisition, the keratometric readings at the steepest (Kmax) and the flattest (Kmin) meridians (central at 1.15 mm from corneal center, intermediate at 2.30 mm and peripheral at 3.30 mm) and the amount of corneal astigmatism were measured. Corneal topography of 13 patients was acquired. Mean age was 70 ± 12 years. Mean time after cataract surgery was 23 ± 14 days. The greatest change in Kmax occurred within the first minutes following suture removal for the central and intermediate cornea (mean variation of -4.38% and -4.59% of initial Kmax respectively, i.e. -2.04 D ± 3.14 D et -2.15 D ± 3.11 D) whereas it was observed between 0 and 10 minutes for the peripheral area (mean 1.57% of Kmax after suture removal i.e. 0.96 D ± 1.85 D). Mean change in corneal astigmatism between 30 minutes and day 15 was 0.08 D ± 0.31 D (3.6% of baseline). When suture removal was performed between 7 and 10 days postoperatively, mean change was 0.16 D ± 0.24 D, whereas it was 0.03 D ± 0.34 D when performed after four weeks. Keratometric readings vary only slightly beyond the first 30 minutes after suture removal. These results suggest that the refraction could be accurately measured the same day as suture removal, with no additional follow-up absolutely necessary in order to prescribe the final spectacles. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  16. Investigation of the 2-m telescope optics and seeing at the Terskol Peak Observatory

    Science.gov (United States)

    Butenko, G. Z.; Kuznetsov, V. I.; Snezhko, L. I.; Andruk, V. M.; Parusimov, V. G.; Sergeev, A. V.; Ivanov, Yu. S.

    2000-09-01

    We present the Hartmann images to attestate the Cassegrain focus optics of the 2-m telescope of the Peak Terskol Observatory of the International Center for Astronomical and Medico-Ecological Research of the NASU/RAS. The Cassegrain focus optics is a classical Ritchey-Chretien system with compensated coma and spherical aberration. The astigmatism corrector compensates for the system field astigmatism. Star images formed by the system with the astigmatism corrector are characterized by d0.8=1.''3, which does not meet the present-day requirements. The constant coma followed by the spherical aberration are dominating. The astigmatism is the least distortion of the image. Eliminating the Zeidel aberrations gives d0.8=0.''7, which coincides with manufacturer attestation. An additional adjustment should be made to achieve this image quality. Local wavefront errors including triangular astigmatism are small, which testifies that the unloading and fastening of the mirrors are of a high quality.

  17. Keratometry versus total corneal refractive power: Analysis of measurement repeatability with 5 different devices in normal eyes with low astigmatism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fityo, Sylvia; Bühren, Jens; Shajari, Mehdi; Kohnen, Thomas

    2016-04-01

    To analyze the repeatability of corneal astigmatism measurements with 2 autokeratometers (IOLMaster 500 and Lenstar LS 900), 2 Placido topographers (Keratron Scout and Atlas 9000), and a Scheimpflug tomographer (Pentacam HR). Department of Ophthalmology, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. Prospective case series. The inclusion criteria were a minimum age of 18 years, corneal astigmatism of 3.00 diopters or less, and patient's consent to participate in the study. The main exclusion criteria were corneal pathologies, trauma, previous surgery, hard contact lens wear in the previous 3 months, and soft contact lens wear in the previous 6 weeks. In addition to manifest refraction and visual acuity measurements, all subjects had 2 full measurements of 1 eye using each device. Anterior corneal astigmatism and total corneal refractive power via calculations derived from the Scheimpflug tomographer were evaluated. Statistical analysis was performed using the Bland-Altman method and multiple linear regression analysis. Forty-five eyes of 45 subjects (mean age 53.11 years ± 10.43 [SD]; 23 left eyes; 33 women) were included. The mean intermeasurement differences were approximately zero for all devices. The relative coefficient of repeatability of anterior corneal astigmatism, steep axis, and the vector analysis parameter J180 were lowest with the Scheimpflug tomographer. Total corneal refractive power measured with the Scheimpflug tomographer showed the highest repeatability in the larger diameter zones. The Scheimpflug tomographer yielded higher repeatability of corneal astigmatism measurements, with total corneal refractive power measurements being as repeatable as established metrics. Dr. Kohnen receives research support from Abbott Medical Optics Inc., Alcon Pharma GmbH, Bausch & Lomb GmbH, Carl Zeiss Meditec Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH, Hoya Surgical Optics GmbH, Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH, and Schwind eye-tech-solutions GmbH and Co. KG. He receives travel

  18. Changes in Anterior, Posterior, and Total Corneal Astigmatism after Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zumhagen, Lars; Rosentreter, André; Eter, Nicole

    2017-01-01

    Purpose. To evaluate changes in anterior, posterior, and total corneal astigmatism in patients after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). Methods. We retrospectively included 29 eyes of 23 patients (age 67.6 ± 9.8 years, 13 female, 10 male) after DMEK surgery. The magnitude and axis orientation of anterior, posterior, and total corneal astigmatism before and after DMEK were determined using a rotating Scheimpflug system (Pentacam HR, Oculus). Results. The magnitude of anterior, posterior, and total corneal astigmatism in the central cornea did not change significantly after surgery. Before surgery, we found a significant correlation between the magnitudes of anterior and posterior corneal astigmatism (Spearman's correlation coefficient (rS) = 0.526, P = 0.003), while after surgery this correlation was no longer significant (rS = 0.038, P = 0.843). There was a significant correlation between the vector difference between preoperative and postoperative posterior astigmatism and the change in corneal pachymetry (rP = 0.47, P = 0.010). Conclusions. Posterior corneal astigmatism (especially the orientation) and therefore the relationship between anterior and total corneal astigmatism may change after DMEK. This should be considered to improve the accuracy of toric IOL power calculations following phakic DMEK or in combined procedures. PMID:28553547

  19. Changes in Anterior, Posterior, and Total Corneal Astigmatism after Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Maged Alnawaiseh

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. To evaluate changes in anterior, posterior, and total corneal astigmatism in patients after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK. Methods. We retrospectively included 29 eyes of 23 patients (age 67.6 ± 9.8 years, 13 female, 10 male after DMEK surgery. The magnitude and axis orientation of anterior, posterior, and total corneal astigmatism before and after DMEK were determined using a rotating Scheimpflug system (Pentacam HR, Oculus. Results. The magnitude of anterior, posterior, and total corneal astigmatism in the central cornea did not change significantly after surgery. Before surgery, we found a significant correlation between the magnitudes of anterior and posterior corneal astigmatism (Spearman’s correlation coefficient rS=0.526, P=0.003, while after surgery this correlation was no longer significant (rS=0.038, P=0.843. There was a significant correlation between the vector difference between preoperative and postoperative posterior astigmatism and the change in corneal pachymetry (rP=0.47, P=0.010. Conclusions. Posterior corneal astigmatism (especially the orientation and therefore the relationship between anterior and total corneal astigmatism may change after DMEK. This should be considered to improve the accuracy of toric IOL power calculations following phakic DMEK or in combined procedures.

  20. Alpins and thibos vectorial astigmatism analyses: proposal of a linear regression model between methods

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Giuliano de Oliveira Freitas

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To determine linear regression models between Alpins descriptive indices and Thibos astigmatic power vectors (APV, assessing the validity and strength of such correlations. METHODS: This case series prospectively assessed 62 eyes of 31 consecutive cataract patients with preoperative corneal astigmatism between 0.75 and 2.50 diopters in both eyes. Patients were randomly assorted among two phacoemulsification groups: one assigned to receive AcrySof®Toric intraocular lens (IOL in both eyes and another assigned to have AcrySof Natural IOL associated with limbal relaxing incisions, also in both eyes. All patients were reevaluated postoperatively at 6 months, when refractive astigmatism analysis was performed using both Alpins and Thibos methods. The ratio between Thibos postoperative APV and preoperative APV (APVratio and its linear regression to Alpins percentage of success of astigmatic surgery, percentage of astigmatism corrected and percentage of astigmatism reduction at the intended axis were assessed. RESULTS: Significant negative correlation between the ratio of post- and preoperative Thibos APVratio and Alpins percentage of success (%Success was found (Spearman's ρ=-0.93; linear regression is given by the following equation: %Success = (-APVratio + 1.00x100. CONCLUSION: The linear regression we found between APVratio and %Success permits a validated mathematical inference concerning the overall success of astigmatic surgery.

  1. Impact of incision position of phacoemulsification cataract exaction on corneal astigmatism

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ming-Yan Zhai

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To compare the impact of different incision positions of phacoemulsification cataract exaction on corneal astigmatism. METHODS:Totally 412 patients(456 eyeswho had undergone the phacoemulsification and IOL implantation from June 2006 to June 2013 were randomly divided into two groups(each 228 eyes: observation group(incision above the middle of the limbus for the rule astigmatism, at the temporal for against the rule astigmatism, at the top of the temporal regulation on the maximum curvature of the meridian of the cornea for oblique astigmatism, at the top of the temporal for patients without astigmatism; control group(incision at top and middle of limbus, using a 3mm cornea scleral tunnel incision without suture, 2mm from the limbus. Corneal refractive status of preoperative and postoperative at different times were detected by corneal refractive, comparing the impact of different surgical incision on postoperative corneal astigmatism. RESULTS:The visual acuity of 1, 3mo postoperative of observation group was significantly better than the control group(PPPPCONCLUSION:Incision at the corneal curvature of the largest radial could correct preoperative astigmatism and improve visual acuity to a certain extent.

  2. Fifth-order theory of astigmatism of thin spherical spectacle lenses.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Miks, Antonin; Novak, Jiri

    2011-11-01

    To demonstrate and analyze the fifth-order theory of oblique astigmatism of a thin spherical spectacle lens and make a comparison with the third-order theory and exact ray tracing. Fifth-order equations were derived and used for analysis of oblique astigmatism of a spherical spectacle lens to calculate analytically the shape of the lens with corrected oblique astigmatism for large angles of field of view. These results were compared with those of finite ray tracing and the third-order aberration theory. Formulas for the calculation of oblique astigmatism of a thin spherical spectacle lens were derived. These formulas analytically express oblique astigmatism of the third and fifth order. The theory presented generalizes the third-order description of astigmatism of the spherical spectacle lens and derived equations enable calculation of the shape of the spectacle lens with corrected astigmatism even for a large field of view. The fifth-order solution is compared with the third-order theory and the exact solution found by ray tracing. Differences between the third- and fifth-order theory are spectacle lens, and the third-order theory is satisfactory for practical calculations in optometry.

  3. Effect of the chosen incision on corneal astigmatism after implantable collamer lens surgery

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Xia Jiang

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To evaluate the effect of the chosen incision on corneal astigmatism after implantable collamer lens(ICLsurgery.METHODS: The study included 195 eyes of 102 patients, and all eyes were randomly divided into two groups: the chosen incision group(Group A, 97 eyesand temporal corneal incision(Group B, 98 eyes. Before the operation, and 1wk,1mo and 3mo after the operation, each patient was examined with corneal topography to observe the changes of corneal astigmatism. RESULTS: Preoperative corneal astigmatisms were(1.26±0.35D in group A and(1.28±0.38D in group B, thus there was no statistically significant difference(P>0.05. One week postoperatively, the astigmatism were(0.93±0.29D in group A and(1.32±0.33D in group B. One month postoperatively, the astigmatism were(0.85±0.16D in group A and(1.27±0.18D in group B. Three months postoperatively, the astigmatism were(0.80±0.13D in group A and(1.25±0.20D in group B. The differences between the two groups were statistically significant(PCONCLUSION: The chosen incision can reduce postoperative astigmatism to a certain extent after ICL surgery.

  4. The Usability Analysis of Different Standard Single-Mode Optical Fibers and Its Installation Methods for the Interferometric Measurements

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jakub Cubik

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available With optical fibers we are able to measure a variety of physical quantities. Optical fiber sensors sensitive to the change of the light phase, so-called interferometers referred in this article are one of the most sensitive sensors. Because we are able to detect phase changes with extreme precision, these sensors are thus suitable for demanding applications, where cost is not the main requirement. We have used the Mach-Zehnder configuration. The paper deals with the usage of different types of standard single-mode optical fibers in the civil engineering as an integrated acoustic sensor. Further experiments are focused on the different types of fiber installation methods, such as placement in the mounting foam, into the polystyrene or attachment onto the wooden surface and their effect on the measurements. Through the repeated measurements of harmonic frequencies were obtained information about the usable frequency range and sensitivity of the particular arrangement. Measurement was performed for both cases, where the specific type of fiber or specifically installed fiber was used as the measurement or as the reference. The final evaluation is based both on the experience gained during measurements and also using the statistical calculations.

  5. A surface plasmon resonance sensor based on a single mode D-shape polymer optical fiber

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gasior, Katarzyna; Martynkien, Tadeusz; Napiorkowski, Maciej; Zolnacz, Kinga; Mergo, Pawel; Urbanczyk, Waclaw

    2017-02-01

    For the first time to our knowledge, we report a successful fabrication of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors in a specially developed single-mode birefringent polymer D-shape fiber with a core made of PMMA/PS copolymer. A small distance between the core and the cladding boundary allows to deposit a gold layer directly onto the flat fiber surface, which significantly simplifies the sensors fabrication process. The developed SPR sensor exhibits a sensitivity of 2765 nm RIU-1 for the refractive index of external medium equal to 1.410, which is similar to the sensitivity of the SPR sensors based on conventional side-polished single-mode silica fibers. Using the finite element method, we also numerically studied the sensor performance. The sensor characteristics obtained in the simulations are in a relatively good agreement with the experimental results.

  6. Far-field and near-field monitoring of hybridized optical modes from Au nanoprisms suspended on a graphene/Si nanopillar array.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nien, Li-Wei; Chen, Kai; Dao, Thang Duy; Ishii, Satoshi; Hsueh, Chun-Hway; Nagao, Tadaaki

    2017-11-09

    The optical hybridization of localized surface plasmons and photonic modes of dielectric nanostructures provides us wide arenas of opportunities for designing tunable nanophotonics with excellent spectral selectivity, signal enhancement, and light harvesting for many optical applications. Graphene-supported Au nanoprisms on a periodic Si nanopillar array will be an ideal model system for examining such an optical hybridization effect between plasmonic modes and photonic modes. Here, through the measurement of the reflectance spectra as well as graphene phonons by surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), we investigated both the far-field and near-field properties of these optically hybridized modes. The effects of photonic modes and Mie resonances of the Si nanopillars on the localized surface plasmons of the Au nanoprisms and on their near-field enhancement were experimentally elucidated through the measurements of graphene phonons using two excitation lasers with wavelengths of 532 and 785 nm. The wavelength-dependent SERS intensities of monolayer graphene are clearly understood in terms of the optical hybridization, and the SERS enhancement factor estimated from finite-difference time-domain simulations exhibited good agreement with the measurements. The elucidated spectral tunability in the near-field light-matter interaction would be useful for potential applications in various types of graphene-based photonics.

  7. The ABCD matrix for parabolic reflectors and its application to astigmatism free four-mirror cavities

    Science.gov (United States)

    Dupraz, K.; Cassou, K.; Martens, A.; Zomer, F.

    2015-10-01

    The ABCD matrix for parabolic reflectors is derived for any incident angles. It is used in numerical studies of four-mirror cavities composed of two flat and two parabolic mirrors. Constraints related to laser beam injection efficiency, optical stability, cavity-mode, beam-waist size and high stacking power are satisfied. A dedicated alignment procedure leading to stigmatic cavity-modes is employed to overcome issues related to the optical alignment of parabolic reflectors.

  8. Corneal topography-guided penetrating keratoplasty and suture adjustment: new approach for astigmatism control.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Vinciguerra, Paolo; Epstein, Daniel; Albè, Elena; Spada, Fernando; Incarnato, Nadia; Orzalesi, Nicola; Rosetta, Pietro

    2007-07-01

    To describe a new keratoplasty procedure using intraoperative topography to reduce postoperative astigmatism. One hundred sixty-five eyes of 150 consecutive patients were enrolled in this prospective study. The most common diagnosis was keratoconus (78.8%). As many as 5.5% had post-laser in situ keratomileusis ectasia. Keratoplasty was performed with the Hanna Corneal Trephine System. A 24-bite running suture was placed, using a specially developed marker. Suture adjustment was performed with the aid of an intraoperative topographer (Keratron Scout; OPTIKON 2000, Rome, Italy). The aim of the adjustment was to obtain an astigmatism 3.0 D of astigmatism at 1 month after surgery, suture adjustment was performed using the same intraoperative topographer. At 12 months postoperatevely (suture in), data from 108 (64%) eyes were available. The mean refractive astigmatism was 3.53 D, and the mean topographical astigmatism was 4.7 D. At 18 months (suture out), data from 32 eyes (19.4%) were available, and at 24 months, data from 29 eyes (13.3%) were available. The mean refractive astigmatism was 3.39 D at 18 months and 3.47 D at 24 months. The mean topographic astigmatism was 2.30 D at 18 months and 1.76 D at 24 months. Mean best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) was 0.51 at 3 months, 0.63 at 12 months (suture in), 0.67 at 18 months (suture out), and 0.78 at 24 months postoperatively. The combination of intraoperative topography and a 24-bite single running suture resulted in a stable astigmatism throughout the follow-up period, even after suture removal. BSCVA reached a 20/40 level as early as 3 months postoperatively and continued to rise after suture removal. The stability of astigmatism and BSCVA shortened the postoperative visual rehabilitation time and provided a high quality of vision early in the postoperative period.

  9. Wannier–Stark electro-optical effect, quasi-guided and photonic modes in 2D macroporous silicon structures with SiO{sub 2} coatings

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Karachevtseva, L., E-mail: lakar@isp.kiev.ua [Ningbo University of Technology, No. 55-155 Cui Bai Road, Ningbo 315016 (China); V. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics NAS of Ukraine, 41 Nauky Pr., 03028 Kyiv (Ukraine); Goltviansky, Yu., E-mail: ecoflam@voliacable.com [V. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics NAS of Ukraine, 41 Nauky Pr., 03028 Kyiv (Ukraine); Sapelnikova, O., E-mail: e_kolesnik84@mail.ru [V. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics NAS of Ukraine, 41 Nauky Pr., 03028 Kyiv (Ukraine); Lytvynenko, O., E-mail: lytvole@gmail.com [V. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics NAS of Ukraine, 41 Nauky Pr., 03028 Kyiv (Ukraine); Stronska, O., E-mail: yaschichek@ukr.net [V. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics NAS of Ukraine, 41 Nauky Pr., 03028 Kyiv (Ukraine); Bo, Wang, E-mail: bo305@hotmail.com [Ningbo University of Technology, No. 55-155 Cui Bai Road, Ningbo 315016 (China); Kartel, M., E-mail: nikar@kartel.kiev.ua [Ningbo University of Technology, No. 55-155 Cui Bai Road, Ningbo 315016 (China)

    2016-12-01

    Highlights: • The IR absorption spectra of oxidized macroporous silicon were studied. • The Wannier–Stark electro-optical effect on Si-SiO{sub 2} boundary was confirmed. • An additional electric field of quasi-guided optical modes was evaluated. • The photonic modes and band gaps were measured as peculiarities in absorption spectra. - Abstract: Opportunities to enhance the properties of structured surfaces were demonstrated on 2D macroporous silicon structures with SiO{sub 2} coatings. We investigated the IR light absorption oscillations in macroporous silicon structures with SiO2 coatings 0–800 nm thick. The Wannier–Stark electro-optical effect due to strong electric field on Si-SiO{sub 2}boundary and an additional electric field of quasi-guided optical modes were taken into account. The photonic modes and band gaps were also considered as peculiarities in absorbance spectra of macroporous silicon structures with a thick SiO{sub 2} coating. The photonic modes do not coincide with the quasi-guided modes in the silicon matrix and do not appear in absorption spectra of 2D macroporous silicon structures with surface nanocrystals.

  10. [Correction of irregular astigmatism with intracorneal ring segments].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Touboul, D; Pinsard, L; Mesplier, N; Smadja, D; Colin, J

    2012-03-01

    Management of irregular astigmatism with intracorneal rings segments is an intrastromal additive technique developed initially for myopia but eventually popularized for keratoconus and post LASIK ectasia. ICR's are indicated for rigid contact lens intolerance, as an alternative to corneal transplantation. The mechanism of action is complex and involves biomechanical changes leading to a centering and a flattening of the ectasia. The surgical procedure has become much easier thanks to the use of femtosecond lasers. Individualized implantation strategies, based on each patient's topographic and tomographic pattern, are constantly evolving. Patients' refraction and vision are usually improved in more than 70% of cases. Complications remain very rare. Intracorneal ring segments can often be combined with other types of keratoplasty, usually in a sequential fashion, so as to optimize functional results. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  11. Analysis of Single-Mode Fiber Link Performance for Attenuation in Long-Haul Optical Networks

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kaur, Karamjit; Singh, Hardeep

    2017-06-01

    In the past decades, optical fiber has been widely used in communication system owing to low transmission losses, large information carrying capacity, small size, immunity to electrical interference and increased signal security. Focusing on increasing the network transmission capacity, control on the quality of transmission was the field that withdraws attention of research community. For this reason, fiber losses and their compensation remain the important design issue. In the present work, an effort is put in to design a system capable of doing error analysis of system for power losses taking place in the presence of attenuation effect. Attenuation is one of the important phenomena that determine the maximum possible distance between a transmitter and receiver or quantity and position of amplifiers and repeaters in optical networks. The mathematical model equations are obtained representing variation trends of bit error rate BER and Q-value with varying attenuation, which has been verified by different wavelength sources and network conditions.

  12. Fluoroperm extended wear RGP contact lenses for myopia, hyperopia, aphakia, astigmatism, and keratoconus.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kastl, P R; Johnson, W C

    1989-01-01

    One hundred fifteen eyes of 62 patients were fit with paflufocon-A (Fluoroperm) rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses. Patients included myopes, hyperopes, aphakes, and keratoconic and astigmatic patients; the latter patients were fit with bitoric designs for large amounts of corneal astigmatism or front toric designs for residual astigmatism. Thirty of the 52 patients (58%) who completed the study were able to wear the lenses continuously without complications; six (12%) were able to achieve extended wear for up to one month. The average visual acuity across the study was 20/20. Three complications were observed, resulting in a complication rate of 6%.

  13. Using a telecommunication-grade single mode patchcord as an optical extensometer based on bending loss

    Science.gov (United States)

    Waluyo, Tomi B.; Bayuwati, Dwi

    2015-01-01

    Power loss occured in a bent optical fiber is not desired in communication systems. Therefore, modern optical fiber is generally made with a low bending loss and, for some fibre, its refractive index profile is specially designed so that the fiber is not sensitive to the bending. For optical fibers intended as sensors, the bending loss is actually utilized for that purpose and are designed in such a way in order to be very sensitive to the bending. In this paper we describe the use of an SMF-28 optical fiber patchcord, which is commonly used in communication systems and not categorized as a bendsensitive fiber, as an extensometer (an instrument to measure the displacement or deformation of an object) by utilizing the characteristic curve of its bending loss at wavelengths of 1550 nm and 1310 nm. In our experiment, a single loop of an SMF-28 patchcord is clamped between the jaws of a vernier caliper. For the light source we use two diode lasers available in the OTDR Anritsu MT9083, and to measure the optical power we use a power meter Anritsu ML9002A. Position of the vernier caliper is then changed from 27 mm to 10 mm by 0.1 mm decrement and the value of the bending loss is calculated from the measured power at each position minus the measured power of the straight fiber. From the characteristic curve it is obtained that the bending loss is not a monotonic function but oscillatory. For displacement from 27 mm to 19 mm we used a light source with a wavelength of 1550 nm, while for displacement from 19 mm to 10 mm we use the 1310 nm wavelength, and each has a resolution of 0.3 mm. For a specific application with a limited range (i.e. from 21 to 20 mm for a wavelength of 1550 nm, and from 11.6 to 11 mm for a wavelength of 1310 nm) the obtained resolution is about 0.025 mm if the resolution of the power meter is 0.05 dB.

  14. Continuous-variable quantum computing in optical time-frequency modes using quantum memories.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Humphreys, Peter C; Kolthammer, W Steven; Nunn, Joshua; Barbieri, Marco; Datta, Animesh; Walmsley, Ian A

    2014-09-26

    We develop a scheme for time-frequency encoded continuous-variable cluster-state quantum computing using quantum memories. In particular, we propose a method to produce, manipulate, and measure two-dimensional cluster states in a single spatial mode by exploiting the intrinsic time-frequency selectivity of Raman quantum memories. Time-frequency encoding enables the scheme to be extremely compact, requiring a number of memories that are a linear function of only the number of different frequencies in which the computational state is encoded, independent of its temporal duration. We therefore show that quantum memories can be a powerful component for scalable photonic quantum information processing architectures.

  15. Optical Sensors Based on Whispering Gallery Modes in Fluorescent Microbeads: Response to Specific Interactions

    Science.gov (United States)

    Himmelhaus, Michael; Krishnamoorthy, Sivashankar; Francois, Alexandre

    2010-01-01

    Whispering gallery modes (WGMs) in surface-fixated fluorescent polystyrene microbeads are studied in view of their capability of sensing the formation of biochemical adsorption layers on their outer surface with the well-established biotin-streptavidin specific binding as the model system. Three different methods for analysis of the observed shifts in the WGM wavelength positions are applied and used to quantify the adsorbed mass densities, which are then compared with the results of a comparative surface plasmon resonance (SPR) study. PMID:22219711

  16. Comparison of PAM and CAP modulations robustness against mode partition noise in optical links

    Science.gov (United States)

    Stepniak, Grzegorz

    2017-08-01

    Mode partition noise (MPN) of the laser employed at the transmitter can significantly degrade the transmission performance. In the paper, we introduce a simulation model of MPN in vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) and simulate transmission of pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) and carrierless amplitude phase (CAP) signals in multimode fiber (MMF) link. By turning off other effects, like relative intensity noise (RIN), we focus solely on the influence of MPN on transmission performance degradation. Robustness of modulation and equalization type against MPN is studied.

  17. Highly efficient, versatile, self-Q-switched, high-repetition-rate microchip laser generating Ince–Gaussian modes for optical trapping

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Jun Dong; Yu He; Xiao Zhou; Shengchuang Bai [Department of Electronics Engineering, School of Information Science and Engineering, Xiamen, 361005 (China)

    2016-03-31

    Lasers operating in the Ince-Gaussian (IG) mode have potential applications for optical manipulation of microparticles and formation of optical vortices, as well as for optical trapping and optical tweezers. Versatile, self-Q-switched, high-peak-power, high-repetition-rate Cr, Nd:YAG microchip lasers operating in the IG mode are implemented under tilted, tightly focused laser-diode pumping. An average output power of over 2 W is obtained at an absorbed pump power of 6.4 W. The highest optical-to-optical efficiency of 33.2% is achieved at an absorbed pump power of 3.9 W. Laser pulses with a pulse energy of 7.5 μJ, pulse width of 3.5 ns and peak power of over 2 kW are obtained. A repetition rate up to 335 kHz is reached at an absorbed pump power of 5.8 W. Highly efficient, versatile, IG-mode lasers with a high repetition rate and a high peak power ensure a better flexibility in particle manipulation and optical trapping. (control of laser radiation parameters)

  18. Dual-mode optical sensing: three-dimensional imaging and seeing around a corner

    Science.gov (United States)

    Laurenzis, Martin; Velten, Andreas; Klein, Jonathan

    2017-03-01

    The application of nonline-of-sight (NLoS) vision and seeing around a corner has been demonstrated in the recent past on a laboratory level with round trip path lengths on the scale of 1 m as well as 10 m. This method uses a computational imaging approach to analyze the scattered information of objects which are hidden from the sensor's direct field of view. A detailed knowledge about the scattering surfaces is necessary for the analysis. The authors evaluate the realization of dual-mode concepts with the aim of collecting all necessary information to enable both the direct three-dimensional imaging of a scene as well as the indirect sensing on hidden objects. Two different sensing approaches, laser gated viewing (LGV) and time-correlated single-photon counting, are investigated operating at laser wavelengths of 532 and 1545 nm, respectively. While LGV sensors have high spatial resolution, their application for NLoS sensing suffers from a low temporal resolution, i.e., a minimal gate width of 2 ns. On the other hand, Geiger-mode single-photon counting devices have high temporal resolution (250 ps), but the array size is limited to some thousand sensor elements. The authors present detailed theoretical and experimental evaluations of both sensing approaches.

  19. A FBG Intensity Modulation System Combined with an Optical Whispering Gallery Mode Edge Filter

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sheng-Feng Wang

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, we demonstrated an edge filter–based fiber Bragg grating (FBG intensity modulation system to realize strain measurement. In order to establish a precise and highly sensitive intensity modulation system, we utilized a bent single-mode fiber to induce whispering gallery mode (WGM interference as an edge filter and combined that with a FBG sensor. The interference spectra of the attenuation band for the WGM edge filter were tuned by adjusting the bending radii. In addition, we compared and analyzed the signals from the proposed vibration interrogating system and a strain gauge. The measured voltage signals from the proposed interrogation system were in close agreement with measured strains of the strain gauge. The experimental results showed that when the resonant wavelength of the WGM edge filter was 1535.10 nm, the filtration was better and the noise was lower within 100 Hz. Moreover, as the frequency of piezoelectric transducer (PZT was at 400 and 1000 Hz, the better signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs of 28.54 and 25.97 were measured at wavelength 1542.05 nm of the edge filter.

  20. PT-symmetry breaking and laser-absorber modes in optical scattering systems.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chong, Y D; Ge, Li; Stone, A Douglas

    2011-03-04

    Using a scattering matrix formalism, we derive the general scattering properties of optical structures that are symmetric under a combination of parity and time reversal (PT). We demonstrate the existence of a transition between PT-symmetric scattering eigenstates, which are norm preserving, and symmetry-broken pairs of eigenstates exhibiting net amplification and loss. The system proposed by Longhi [Phys. Rev. A 82, 031801 (2010).], which can act simultaneously as a laser and coherent perfect absorber, occurs at discrete points in the broken-symmetry phase, when a pole and zero of the S matrix coincide.