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Measurement Of Mode Transition Matrices Of Quasi-Step-Index Optical Fiber Components
Author(s): Gert Evers; Axel Kober; Udo Unrau
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Paper Abstract

A method has been developed that allows to characterize mode sensitive fiber-optic components as well as to predict concatenation effects quite accurately by means of 3x3 mode transition matrices. This characterization method works with fibers of nearly arbitrary index profile. The profile only needs to be monotonic and continuously differentiable. All measurement results are in good agreement with theoretically expected results. Application of the matrix in practice involves multiplication only.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 December 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0500, Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications II, (26 December 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944588
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Gert Evers, Technische Universitat Braunschweig (Germany)
Axel Kober, Technische Universitat Braunschweig (Germany)
Udo Unrau, Technische Universitat Braunschweig (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0500:
Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications II
Robert L. Galawa, Editor(s)

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