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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 305–313

Multiple-beam propagation in an Anderson localized optical fiber

Salman Karbasi, Karl W. Koch, and Arash Mafi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 305-313 (2013)

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We investigate the simultaneous propagation of multiple beams in a disordered Anderson localized optical fiber. The profiles of each beam fall off exponentially, enabling multiple channels at high-density. We examine the influence of fiber bends on the movement of the beam positions, which we refer to as drift. We investigate the extent of the drift of localized beams induced by macro-bending and show that it is possible to design Anderson localized optical fibers that can be used for practical beam-multiplexing applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 31, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2012
Published: January 4, 2013

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Salman Karbasi, Karl W. Koch, and Arash Mafi, "Multiple-beam propagation in an Anderson localized optical fiber," Opt. Express 21, 305-313 (2013)

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