Mode coupling in single-mode fiber: The advantage of using higher-order spatial-distortion-function harmonics

H. Grebel, G. J. Herskowitz

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It is demonstrated that light power may be converted from the guided LP01 mode to the radiative LP11 mode in single-mode optical fiber by using a periodic square-shaped distortion function. Coupling between these modes is measured directly as a function of distortion wavelengths and amplitudes for different optical wavelengths. The beating length between the modes (approximately 0.5 mm) becomes practical (1.5 mm and more) through the use of the higher harmonics of the distortion function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)674-676
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1986
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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