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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2128–2130

Modal characterization of fiber-to-fiber coupling processes

Daniel Flamm, Kai-Chung Hou, Philipp Gelszinnis, Christian Schulze, Siegmund Schröter, and Michael Duparré  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 2128-2130 (2013)

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We present a detailed experimental investigation of a fiber-to-fiber coupling process by characterizing the mode content at the output of the system. In our experiment a single-mode fiber is transversally scanned with respect to a multimode fiber, revealing position-dependent higher-order mode excitation. The outlined measurement system can be used for automated optimization of fundamental mode content and beam quality. Additionally, our approach characterizes the modal transmission properties of the multimode waveguide in its present state and is hence of high relevance for the conception of transport fibers and fiber laser systems.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 19, 2013
Published: June 12, 2013

Daniel Flamm, Kai-Chung Hou, Philipp Gelszinnis, Christian Schulze, Siegmund Schröter, and Michael Duparré, "Modal characterization of fiber-to-fiber coupling processes," Opt. Lett. 38, 2128-2130 (2013)

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