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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 10 — May. 14, 2004
  • pp: 1051–1053

All propagation modes of large-core multimode optical fibers with an arbitrary core profile

Masashi Eguchi and Suguru Horinouchi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 1051-1053 (2004)

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Plastic optical fibers are typical large-core multimode optical fibers. High-bandwidth graded-index plastic optical fibers, which support a great number of propagation modes compared with conventional silica–glass multimode optical fibers, were developed in the 1990s. However, because they support a great number of propagation modes, their modal analyses have been limited to the WKB analysis. We obtain all the propagation modes of a convex-index large-core multimode optical fiber by use of the finite-element method, which has a strong advantage for arbitrary core profiles.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

Masashi Eguchi and Suguru Horinouchi, "All propagation modes of large-core multimode optical fibers with an arbitrary core profile," Opt. Lett. 29, 1051-1053 (2004)

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