Influence of width of launch beam distribution on equilibrium mode distribution in W-type glass optical fibers

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-569
Journal / PublicationOptics and Laser Technology
Volume48
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Abstract

Power flow equation is used to calculate spatial transients and equilibrium mode distribution in W-type glass optical fibers (doubly clad fibers with three layers). A numerical solution has been obtained by the explicit finite difference method. For the first time, we have shown how the coupling length for achieving the equilibrium mode distribution in W-type glass optical fibers varies with the depth and width of the intermediate layer and coupling strength for different widths of launch beam distribution. Such characterization of these fibers is consistent with their manifested effectiveness in reducing modal dispersion and bending loss. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

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  • Equilibrium mode distribution, Power flow equation, W-type glass optical fiber