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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2002
  • pp: 7588–7591

Optical power flow in plastic-clad silica fibers

Svetislav Savovicć and Alexandar Djordjevich  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 36, pp. 7588-7591 (2002)

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Using the time-independent power-flow equation, we have examined the mode coupling caused by intrinsic perturbation effects of step-index plastic clad silica fiber carrying more than 105 modes. Results show that the equilibrium mode distribution for this fiber is achieved at a length of approximately 550 m, which is longer than reported previously. While this coupling length is much longer than that of plastic optical fibers, it is shorter than that of all-glass fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

Original Manuscript: January 25, 2002
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2002
Published: December 20, 2002

Svetislav Savovicć and Alexandar Djordjevich, "Optical power flow in plastic-clad silica fibers," Appl. Opt. 41, 7588-7591 (2002)

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