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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23436–23441

Coupled Manakov equations in multimode fibers with strongly coupled groups of modes

Antonio Mecozzi, Cristian Antonelli, and Mark Shtaif  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23436-23441 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.023436


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Abstract

We derive the fundamental equations describing nonlinear propagation in multi-mode fibers in the presence of random mode coupling within quasi-degenerate groups of modes. Our result generalizes the Manakov equation describing mode coupling between polarizations in single-mode fibers. Nonlinear compensation of the modal dispersion is predicted and tested via computer simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2012
Published: September 27, 2012

Citation
Antonio Mecozzi, Cristian Antonelli, and Mark Shtaif, "Coupled Manakov equations in multimode fibers with strongly coupled groups of modes," Opt. Express 20, 23436-23441 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-21-23436


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