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Mode coupling in plastic optical fiber
Author(s): Wenping Ge; Zongmin Yin; Zhonghui Li; Zhengli Zhou
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a theoretical investigation on the mode coupling and mode coupling induced attenuation in step-index plastic optical fiber under different launching condition. We solved numerically power flow equation of multimode optical fiber by explicit finite difference methods. In our calculation, we adopted mode coupling coefficient measured in Garito’s experiments , and supposed power distribution of incident beam have Gaussin form with respect to angle between beam and optical core axis. Under different incident angle and same beam width, we calculated power distribution at fiber output end when optical fiber length is 1,5,15, 20, 50m respectively. In shorter transmission distance, mode coupling isn’t evident, output power distribution is similar to input ones. With increasing of fiber length, power diffused gradually from high order modes to low order modes, and mode coupling finished in about 20m, where equilibrium mode distribution is achieved. In addition, we calculated mode-coupling induced attenuation of different width and launching angle Gaussin beam, with enhancing of beam width and launching angle , attenuation increased .

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4904, Optical Fiber and Planar Waveguide Technology II, (28 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481245
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Wenping Ge, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Zongmin Yin, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Zhonghui Li, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Zhengli Zhou, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4904:
Optical Fiber and Planar Waveguide Technology II
Shuisheng Jian; Steven Shen; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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