The Marcuse equivalent index model that is used to predict mode deformation in bent fibers is directly verified for the first time. The rms difference between model and measurement is 3.4%.
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
R. C. Smith, J. R. Marciante, and A. M. Sarangan, "Direct Measurement of Bend-Induced Mode Deformation Using a Helical-core Fiber," in Frontiers in Optics 2010/Laser Science XXVI, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper FWK3.
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