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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 16231–16238

Optimized graded index two-mode optical fiber with low DMD, large Aeff and low bending loss

Kiminori Sato, Ryo Maruyama, Nobuo Kuwaki, Shoichiro Matsuo, and Masaharu Ohashi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 16231-16238 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.016231


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Abstract

An optimized two-mode optical fiber (TMF) with the graded index (GI) profile is designed and fabricated. We clarify an appropriate region of GI-TMF satisfying DMD = 0 ps/km, the large effective area Aeff, and the low bending loss for LP11 at 1550 nm. According to our fiber design, GI-TMF is successfully fabricated to have the large effective area Aeff of 150 μm2 for LP01 mode, and low DMD below 36 ps/km including zero in the C-band. We expect that our design GI-TMF is suitable for MDM and can reduce MIMO-DSP complexity.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 31, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2013
Published: July 1, 2013

Citation
Kiminori Sato, Ryo Maruyama, Nobuo Kuwaki, Shoichiro Matsuo, and Masaharu Ohashi, "Optimized graded index two-mode optical fiber with low DMD, large Aeff and low bending loss," Opt. Express 21, 16231-16238 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-14-16231


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