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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Aug. 13, 2012
  • pp: 18692–18706

Detailed investigation of the impact of the fiber design parameters on the transverse Anderson localization of light in disordered optical fibers

Salman Karbasi, Craig R. Mirr, Ryan J. Frazier, Parisa Gandomkar Yarandi, Karl W. Koch, and Arash Mafi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 18692-18706 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.018692


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Abstract

We recently reported the observation of transverse Anderson localization as the waveguiding mechanism in optical fibers with random transverse refractive index profiles [1]. Here, we explore the impact of the design parameters of the disordered fiber on the beam radius of the propagating transverse localized beam. We show that the optimum value of the fill-fraction of the disorder is 50% and a lower value results in a larger beam radius. We also explore the impact of the average size of the individual random features on the value of the localized beam radius and show how the boundary of the fiber can impact the observed localization radius. A larger refractive index contrast between the host medium and the disorder sites results in smaller value of the beam radius.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2012
Published: July 31, 2012

Citation
Salman Karbasi, Craig R. Mirr, Ryan J. Frazier, Parisa Gandomkar Yarandi, Karl W. Koch, and Arash Mafi, "Detailed investigation of the impact of the fiber design parameters on the transverse Anderson localization of light in disordered optical fibers," Opt. Express 20, 18692-18706 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-17-18692


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