Origins of mode coupling in graded-index plastic optical fibers with microscopic heterogeneous structures

A. Inoue, M. Suga, K. Makino, A. Kondo, T. Sassa, Y. Koike

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Abstract

Mode coupling due to the intrinsic heterogeneities in graded-index plasitc optical fiber (GI POF) core was studied. The coupled power equation was modified with consideration of the isotropic random heterogeneities and the dependence of the power coupling coefficient to the correlation characteristics of the microscopic heterogeneous structure was discussed. It suggested that the mode coupling between the guided modes is maximized for the specific correlation length of the heterogeneities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages347-351
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event20th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2011 - Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 2011 Sep 142011 Sep 16

Other

Other20th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2011
CountrySpain
CityBilbao
Period11/9/1411/9/16

Keywords

  • Coupled power equation.
  • Graded-index plastic optical fiber
  • Microscopic heterogeneous structure
  • Mode coupling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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