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Analysis of spectral light guidance in specialty fibers
Author(s): Arne Wilhelm Zimmer; Philipp Raithel; Mathias Belz; Karl-Friedrich Klein
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Paper Abstract

A novel experimental set-up for measuring the spectral dependency of light-guidance of specialty non-active multimodefibers will be introduced. Light coupling into the test fiber is realized and controlled with a micro-structured single mode (SM) fiber and an image-system based on a microscope objective The far- and near-field profiles of the SM-fiber will be shown. The inverse far field method is modified and improved by using three wavelengths simultaneously under the same input conditions; the coupling conditions into the test-fiber and the far- and near-field at fiber output are observed with cameras. The numerical aperture (NA) and mode-conversion or focal-ratio-degradation (FRD) are measured in respect to wavelength at three wavelengths in the VIS region. For the analysis, the patterns are captured at varying exposure times to increase the dynamic range and finally analyzed using image processing methods. Characteristic parameters, such as skew mode propagation and ray-conversion, of circular and non-circular MM-fibers will be discussed, taking the surface roughness into account.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9886, Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV, 98860Y (27 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2230837
Show Author Affiliations
Arne Wilhelm Zimmer, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (Germany)
Philipp Raithel, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (Germany)
TransMIT GmbH (Germany)
Mathias Belz, World Precision Instruments, Inc. (Germany)
Karl-Friedrich Klein, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (Germany)
TransMIT GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9886:
Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV
Kyriacos Kalli; Alexis Mendez, Editor(s)

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