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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4388–4393

Design of broadband LP01LP02 mode converter based on special dual-core fiber for dispersion compensation

Ganbin Lin and Xiaopeng Dong  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 19, pp. 4388-4393 (2012)

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A novel broadband LP01LP02 mode converter for dispersion compensation based on special dual-core fiber is theoretically investigated by using the coupled-mode theory. The simulated mode converter has 22nm bandwidth with a conversion efficiency of over 80%. Furthermore, this noncomplete conversion only introduces the insertion loss rather than multipath interference resulting from the residual LP01 mode. Finally, one optimal scheme for broadening the bandwidth of high-efficiency conversion has been proposed by longitudinally tapering the dual-core fiber. The simulation results show that the conversion bandwidth can be improved to 31nm by tapering with a scaling range of only 2%.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: March 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2012
Published: June 26, 2012

Ganbin Lin and Xiaopeng Dong, "Design of broadband LP01↔LP02 mode converter based on special dual-core fiber for dispersion compensation," Appl. Opt. 51, 4388-4393 (2012)

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