Abstract

A method is proposed whereby the propagation characteristics of a single-mode fiber having an arbitrary refractive-index profile may be expressed in terms of a newly defined equivalent step-index profile. The theory is based on the fact that the field distribution of the HE11 mode of a fiber closely resembles the Gaussian profile. The method makes it possible to characterize a fiber from a simple measurement of the HE11 mode spot size without making difficult index profile and core radius measurements. It is also found that the step-index distribution is suitable for single-mode fibers.

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