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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12673–12678

Mode multiplexer for multimode transmission in multimode fibers

Chin-ping Yu, Jia-hong Liou, Yi-jen Chiu, and Hidenori Taga  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12673-12678 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.012673


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Abstract

We have numerically demonstrated an efficient mode multiplexer which can tailor the input field patterns by using a phase controller and a mode coupler formed by four single-mode fibers (SMFs). By connecting the mode multiplexer to a multimode fiber (MMF), two orthogonal higher-order modes of the MMF can be simultaneously excited to form two communication channels. The simulated results show that very low modal interference between the two excited modes can be achieved by using the proposed mode multiplexer. We have also discussed the effect of the distance and size of the SMFs in the mode coupler on the performance of the proposed mode multiplexer.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2011
Published: June 15, 2011

Citation
Chin-ping Yu, Jia-hong Liou, Yi-jen Chiu, and Hidenori Taga, "Mode multiplexer for multimode transmission in multimode fibers," Opt. Express 19, 12673-12678 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-13-12673


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