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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 5 — Mar. 8, 2004
  • pp: 847–852

Structure and propagation of modes of large mode area holey fibers

J.C. Gates, C.W.J. Hillman, Joanne C. Baggett, K. Furusawa, Tanya M. Monro, and W.S. Brocklesby  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 847-852 (2004)

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We report cross-section measurement and propagation measurement of modes of large mode area holey fibers using near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM). Mode profiles are measured at the fiber end face using a scanning optical fiber tip held 10 nm from the surface, and compared to theoretical models. Both amplitude and phase of the electric field of the propagating light is measured using NSOM techniques as a function of distance from the fiber end, from 10 nm to 150 µm. Good agreement is found between the data and simple scalar paraxial beam propagation simulations of theoretical mode profiles.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2004
Published: March 8, 2004

J. Gates, C. Hillman, Joanne Baggett, K. Furusawa, Tanya Monro, and W. Brocklesby, "Structure and propagation of modes of large mode area holey fibers," Opt. Express 12, 847-852 (2004)

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