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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3069–3071

Polarization-resolved imaging of an ensemble of waveguide modes

D. N. Schimpf and S. Ramachandran  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 15, pp. 3069-3071 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003069


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Abstract

We demonstrate polarization-sensitive measurement of the modal content of waveguides by generalizing the classic rotating wave-plate-based polarimeter to wide-field optical low-coherence interferometry. The spatial phases of the modes are retrieved with principal component analysis. By applying this polarization-sensitive cross-correlation (C2) imaging technique to the characterization of a few-mode fiber, we reveal that different modes experience distinct bend-induced birefringence in optical fibers. This polarization-resolved C2 imaging is well suited for analyzing the impact of polarization on wave propagation in high-power fiber lasers as well as in mode-division-multiplexed communications systems.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2012
Published: July 18, 2012

Citation
D. N. Schimpf and S. Ramachandran, "Polarization-resolved imaging of an ensemble of waveguide modes," Opt. Lett. 37, 3069-3071 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-15-3069

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