21 November 2003 Intermodal interference in few mode optical fibers: new experiment and theory
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Proceedings Volume 5259, 13th Polish-Czech-Slovak Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.545172
Event: 13th Polish-Czech-Slovak Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of contemporary Optics, 2002, Krzyzowa, Poland
Abstract
Spectral domain characteristics and parameters of optical fibers such as losses and their wavelength dependence, cutoff wavelengths for different fiber modes, wavelength dependencies of both the beat length and intermodal dispersion, etc., are important from the point of view of the development of new types of optical fibers. More recently, a new spectral domain white light interferometric technique employing a low resolution spectrometer has been used in measurement of the intermodal dispersion in optical fibers. The technique utilizes the fact that the spectral interference fringes are resolved at the output of a tandem configuration of the compensated (non-dispersive) Michelson interferometer and a few-mode optical fiber only in the vicinities of the so called equalization wavelengths at which the optical path difference (OPD) in the interferometer is the same as the intermodal group OPDs. Thus in the case of a two mode optical fiber the OPD adjusted in the interferometer and measured as a function of the equalization wavelength gives directly the spectral dependence of the intermodal group OPD in the optical fiber. The aim of this work is to use the new spectral domain white light interferometric technique to measure the intermodal dispersion in three different optical fibers. The aim of the work is also to perform an adequate theoretical analysis using a model of a weakly guiding, step-index optical fiber and to compare the corresponding results with the measured intermodal dispersion.
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Petr Hlubina, Petr Hlubina, Tadeusz Martynkien, Tadeusz Martynkien, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Waclaw Urbanczyk, } "Intermodal interference in few mode optical fibers: new experiment and theory", Proc. SPIE 5259, 13th Polish-Czech-Slovak Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, (21 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.545172; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.545172
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