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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1123–1125

Characterization of a photonic crystal fiber mode converter using low coherence interferometry

Purnananda Nandi, Zilun Chen, Agata Witkowska, William J. Wadsworth, Timothy A. Birks, and Jonathan C. Knight  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 1123-1125 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001123


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Abstract

The relative group delay of the different modes present in an all-fiber LP 11 mode converter at a central wavelength of 750 nm is observed using low coherence interferometric imaging. We have simultaneously measured the relative group delay and computed the intensity and the phase distribution of the modes emitted from the mode converter end face using a Fourier technique, providing unequivocal identification of the modes involved.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2009
Published: March 31, 2009

Citation
Purnananda Nandi, Zilun Chen, Agata Witkowska, William J. Wadsworth, Timothy A. Birks, and Jonathan C. Knight, "Characterization of a photonic crystal fiber mode converter using low coherence interferometry," Opt. Lett. 34, 1123-1125 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-7-1123


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