Image restoration after a double pass through a multimode fiber using a polarization-preserving phase conjugator is demonstrated. Results indicate that the resolution of the restored image is limited by the number of guided modes and that the contrast is restored only when the phase conjugator preserves polarization on reflection.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 27, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 1987
Published: July 1, 1987
Paul H. Beckwith, Ian McMichael, and Pochi Yeh, "Image distortion in multimode fibers and restoration by polarization-preserving phase conjugation," Opt. Lett. 12, 510-512 (1987)