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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2304–2306

Observation of transverse Anderson localization in an optical fiber

Salman Karbasi, Craig R. Mirr, Parisa Gandomkar Yarandi, Ryan J. Frazier, Karl W. Koch, and Arash Mafi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2304-2306 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002304


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Abstract

We utilize transverse Anderson localization as the waveguiding mechanism in optical fibers with random transverse refractive index profiles. Using experiments and numerical simulations, we show that the transverse localization results in an effective propagating beam diameter that is comparable to that of a typical index-guiding optical fiber.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2012
Published: June 8, 2012

Citation
Salman Karbasi, Craig R. Mirr, Parisa Gandomkar Yarandi, Ryan J. Frazier, Karl W. Koch, and Arash Mafi, "Observation of transverse Anderson localization in an optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 37, 2304-2306 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-12-2304

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