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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 4931–4944

Complex mode amplitude measurement for a six-mode optical fiber

Steven Golowich, Nenad Bozinovic, Poul Kristensen, and Siddharth Ramachandran  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 4931-4944 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.004931


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Abstract

We propose a measurement protocol and parameter estimation algorithm to recover the powers and relative phases of each of the vector modes present at the output of an optical fiber that supports the HE11, TE01, HE21, and TM01 modes. The measurements consist of polarization filtered near-field intensity images that are easily implemented with standard off-shelf components. We demonstrate the accuracy of the method on both simulated and measured data from a recently demonstrated fiber that supports stable orbital angular momentum states.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2013
Published: February 21, 2013

Citation
Steven Golowich, Nenad Bozinovic, Poul Kristensen, and Siddharth Ramachandran, "Complex mode amplitude measurement for a six-mode optical fiber," Opt. Express 21, 4931-4944 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-4-4931


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