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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2010
  • pp: 5076–5080

Mode coupling in strained and unstrained step-index glass optical fibers

Alexandar Djordjevich, Svetislav Savović, Peter W. Tse, Branko Drljača, and Ana Simović  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 27, pp. 5076-5080 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.005076


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Abstract

By using the power flow equation, we have examined the state of mode coupling in strained and unstrained step-index glass optical fibers. Strained fibers show stronger mode coupling than their unstrained counterparts of the same type. As a result, the coupling length where equilibrium mode distribution is achieved and the length of fiber required for achieving the steady-state mode distribution are shorter for strained than for unstrained 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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2010
Published: September 14, 2010

Citation
Alexandar Djordjevich, Svetislav Savović, Peter W. Tse, Branko Drljača, and Ana Simović, "Mode coupling in strained and unstrained step-index glass optical fibers," Appl. Opt. 49, 5076-5080 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-27-5076


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