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Design and demonstration of single-mode operation in few-mode optical fiber with low-bending loss
Author(s): Hua Wang; Ming-Yang Chen; Yuan-Feng Zhu; Shen-Yi Li; Ping Yin; Xiao-Sheng Wu; Ren-Hua Li; Zhi-Min Cai; Ping-Ping Fu; Hong Qin; Jin Wei
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Paper Abstract

Single-mode operation with low-bending loss based on few-mode optical fiber is investigated. The fiber is designed with a group of ring modes in the cladding. The higher-order modes in the fiber can be eliminated by splicing with the single-mode optical fiber and bending the fiber to induce a strong coupling between the ring modes and the higher-order modes. Experimental results show that the bending losses of the LP 01 mode can be lower than 0.001    dB / turn for a low-bending radius of 7.5 mm. The low-bending loss and the low splicing loss characteristics are also demonstrated. The proposed fiber can be bent multiple turns with a small bending radius which is preferable for fiber-to-the-home-related applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 56(1) 016103 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.1.016103
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 56, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Hua Wang, State Grid Jiangxi Electric Power Co. (China)
Ming-Yang Chen, Jiangsu Univ. (China)
Yuan-Feng Zhu, Jiangxi Normal Univ. (China)
Shen-Yi Li, State Grid Jiangxi Nanchang Electric Power Supply Co Ltd (China)
Ping Yin, State Grid Jiangxi Electric Power Co. (China)
Xiao-Sheng Wu, State Grid Jiangxi Electric Power Co. (China)
Ren-Hua Li, State Grid Jiangxi Electric Power Co. (China)
Zhi-Min Cai, State Grid Jiangxi Electric Power Co. (China)
Ping-Ping Fu, State Grid Jiangxi Electric Power Co. (China)
Hong Qin, State Grid Jiangxi Electric Power Co. (China)
Jin Wei, Jiangsu Univ. (China)

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