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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 4074–4084

Complete measurement of fiber modal content by wavefront analysis

Mathieu Paurisse, Louis Lévèque, Marc Hanna, Frédéric Druon, and Patrick Georges  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 4074-4084 (2012)

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We propose and demonstrate the use of a wavefront analyzer based on lateral shearing interferometry to characterize the modal content of multimode fibers. This wavefront measurement technique is applied to large mode area fibers, and allows us to recover both the intensity and relative phase of each guided mode. This constitutes an innovative complete characterization of the beam, and might be used as a probe in deterministic active wavefront correction techniques.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2012
Published: February 2, 2012

Mathieu Paurisse, Louis Lévèque, Marc Hanna, Frédéric Druon, and Patrick Georges, "Complete measurement of fiber modal content by wavefront analysis," Opt. Express 20, 4074-4084 (2012)

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