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Comparison of two modal decomposition techniques
Author(s): Robert Brüning; Daniel Flamm; Christian Schulze; Oliver A. Schmidt; Michael Duparré
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Paper Abstract

Higher oder modes in multi mode fibers determine fundamental beam properties. Hence, the knowledge about the modal content becomes essential to understand the underlying physical effects. Therefore, different modal decomposition techniques have been developed. In this paper we present a comparison of two methods. At first the modal decomposition by a correlation filter method (CFM) and secondly using a numerical phase retrieval algorithm. Limitations of both techniques are demonstrated and theirs overcoming by combining both is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8236, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIV, 82360I (6 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.908257
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Robert Brüning, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Daniel Flamm, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Christian Schulze, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Oliver A. Schmidt, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Germany)
Michael Duparré, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8236:
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIV
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Editor(s)

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