Interferometric spatial mode analyzer with a bucket detector.

  title={Interferometric spatial mode analyzer with a bucket detector.},
  author={Tanya Malhotra and Wesley E Farriss and Jeremy Hassett and Ayman F. Abouraddy and James R. Fienup and Anthony N. Vamivakas},
  journal={Optics express},
  volume={26 7},
A spatial mode analyzer based on a Michelson interferometer with a bucket detector is experimentally implemented. The delay line in the interferometer is an optical implementation of the fractional Fourier transform (fFT) which enables the spatial mode analysis of a given input field in the Hermite-Gaussian (HG) mode basis. Modal weights for both 1D and 2D… CONTINUE READING