OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Vol. 24, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1985
  • pp: 2351–2354

Measuring cutoff wavelength of HE21, TE01, and TM01 modes: a novel method using single-polarization launching

Yasuyuki Kato and Mitsuru Miyauchi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 15, pp. 2351-2354 (1985)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (532 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



A new method for measuring the cutoff wavelength of HE21, TE01, and TM01 modes in single-mode fibers is reported. The method is based on the difference in polarization between the HE11 and second-order modes launched in the offset condition. A single-polarization fiber several meters in length is used as a launching fiber to eliminate cladding mode disturbance and realize linear polarization launching into a test fiber. Good agreement between theoretical and measured cutoff wavelengths for fibers with various refractive-index profiles confirms the high accuracy of the method. A resolution of ±0.005 μm is attained with the method.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 22, 1984
Published: August 1, 1985

Yasuyuki Kato and Mitsuru Miyauchi, "Measuring cutoff wavelength of HE21, TE01, and TM01 modes: a novel method using single-polarization launching," Appl. Opt. 24, 2351-2354 (1985)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. M. Tateda, Y. Kato, S. Seikai, N. Uchida, “Design Consideration on Single-Mode Fiber Parameters,” Trans. IECE Jpn. (in Japanese) J56-B, 324 (1982).
  2. L. Jeunhomme, “Single-Mode Fiber Design for Long-Haul Transmission,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-30, 573 (1982). [CrossRef]
  3. W. A. Gambling, D. N. Payne, H. Matsumura, “Cutoff Frequency in Radially Inhomogeneous Single-Mode Fiber,” Electron. Lett. 13, 139 (1977). [CrossRef]
  4. W. A. Gambling, D. N. Payne, H. Matsumura, R. B. Dyott, “Determination of Core Diameter and Refractive-Index Difference of Single-Mode Fibers by Observation of the Far-Field Pattern,” IEE J. Microwave Opt. Acoust. 1, 13 (1976). [CrossRef]
  5. Y. Katsuyama, M. Tokuda, N. Uchida, M. Nakahara, “A New Method for Measuring the V-Value of a Single-Mode Optical Fibers,” Electron. Lett. 12, 669 (1976). [CrossRef]
  6. C. A. Millar, “Direct Method of Determining Equivalent-Step-Index Profiles for Monomode Fibers,” Electron. Lett. 17, 458 (1981). [CrossRef]
  7. Y. Murakami, A. Kawana, H. Tsuchiya, “Cut-off Wavelength Measurements for Single-Mode Optical Fibers,” Appl. Opt. 18, 1101 (1979). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. Y. Kato, K. Kitayama, S. Seikai, N. Uchida, “Novel Method for Measuring Cutoff Wavelength of HE21-, TE01-, and TM01-Modes,” Electron. Lett. 15, 410 (1979). [CrossRef]
  9. R. Yamauchi, M. Miyamoto, K. Inada, “Practical Determination of Equivalent-Step-Index Profiles for Single-Mode Fibers,” Electron. Lett. 18, 550 (1982). [CrossRef]
  10. V. A. Bhagavatula, W. F. Love, D. B. Keck, R. A. Westwig, “Refracted Power Technique for Cutoff Wavelength Measurement in Single-Mode Waveguides,” Electron. Lett. 16, 695 (1980). [CrossRef]
  11. T. Hosaka, K. Okamoto, Y. Sasaki, T. Edahiro, “Single-Mode Fibers with Asymmetrical Refractive-Index Pits on Both Sides of Cores,” Electron. Lett. 17, 191 (1981). [CrossRef]
  12. Y. Kato, “Fusion Splicing of Polarization Preserving Fibers,” Appl. Opt. 24, (1Aug.1985). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. M. Imai, E. H. Hara, “Excitation of Fundamental and Low-Order Modes of Optical Fiber Waveguides with Gaussian Beams. 2: Offset Beams,” Appl. Opt. 14, 169 (1975). [PubMed]
  14. E. Snitzer, “Cylindrical Dielectric Modes,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 51, 491 (1961). [CrossRef]
  15. T. Tanaka, Y. Suematsu, “An Exact Analysis of Cylindrical Fiber with Index Distribution by Matrix Method and its Application to Focusing Fiber,” Trans. IECE Jpn. 59-E, 1 (1976).
  16. Y. Kato, K. Kitayama, S. Seikai, N. Uchida, “Effective Cutoff Wavelength of the LP11 Mode in Single-Mode Fiber Cables,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 35 (1981). [CrossRef]
  17. M. Ohashi, K. Kitayama, S. Seikai, “Mode Field Diameter Measurement in Single-Mode Fibers by Near-Field and Far-Field Techniques,” to be submitted to IEEE J. Lightwave Technology.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited