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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4558–4560

Experimental measurement of the number of modes for a multimode optical fiber

Changhyeong Yoon, Youngwoon Choi, Moonseok Kim, Jungho Moon, Donggyu Kim, and Wonshik Choi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4558-4560 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004558


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Abstract

For a multimode optical fiber, the number of modes (Nm) can be calculated by analytic theory when the fiber is straight, twist-free, and strain-free. In practice, however, the fiber is subject to distortions that modify its mode characteristics. In this Letter, we present an experimental method to interrogate the mode properties of a multimode optical fiber. We experimentally measured the transmission matrix of a multimode optical fiber and performed singular value decomposition. We proved, both theoretically and experimentally, that the rank of the transmission matrix is equal to Nm. We expect that the suggested method will contribute to the fields of the biomedical optics and optical communications where optical fiber is widely used.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2012
Published: October 31, 2012

Citation
Changhyeong Yoon, Youngwoon Choi, Moonseok Kim, Jungho Moon, Donggyu Kim, and Wonshik Choi, "Experimental measurement of the number of modes for a multimode optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 37, 4558-4560 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-21-4558


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