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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 30, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 1991
  • pp: 4379–4383

Selective mode injection and observation for few-mode fiber optics

Stuart Shaklan  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 30, Issue 30, pp. 4379-4383 (1991)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.30.004379


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Abstract

By etching the cladding along several millimeters of circular- or elliptical-core few-mode fiber optics, we gain access to the core and can inject extremely pure modes. The same etching technique allows one to measure the modal purity at the far end of the fiber. Modal purities of −26 dB have been obtained. We also demonstrate a holographic technique that allows all the light of each mode to be focused to an independent spot.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 11, 1990
Published: October 20, 1991

Citation
Stuart Shaklan, "Selective mode injection and observation for few-mode fiber optics," Appl. Opt. 30, 4379-4383 (1991)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-30-30-4379


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