The periodic mode coupling between the LP01 and counterpropagating LP02 modes induced by a reflective fiber grating is investigated by using the coupled-mode theory. The properties of the mode conversion by the reflective fiber grating are compared with those by a transmissive grating that couples LP01 and LP02 modes in a same direction. Our results show that the former has a narrower power conversion spectrum than the latter.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 19, 1992
Published: December 1, 1992
Chao-Xiang Shi and Takanori Okoshi, "Mode conversion based on the periodic coupling by a reflective fiber grating," Opt. Lett. 17, 1655-1657 (1992)