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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1983
  • pp: 3880–3886

Characterization of optical fibers by a differential excitation technique

Haim Kobrinski and Gerald J. Herskowitz  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 23, pp. 3880-3886 (1983)

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The relations between the far-field intensity distribution and the corresponding modal power distribution resulting from differential excitation are employed to determine the index profile of a multimode fiber. The modal propagation constant and the modal time delay are determined from the far-field distribution, eliminating the need for ultrafast sources and detectors, required in the direct time-delay measurements. The temporal impulse response is reconstructed numerically from the modal time-delay distribution for specific excitation conditions.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 22, 1983
Published: December 1, 1983

Haim Kobrinski and Gerald J. Herskowitz, "Characterization of optical fibers by a differential excitation technique," Appl. Opt. 22, 3880-3886 (1983)

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