Abstract

This paper presents an investigation on a single-mode–multimode–single-mode fiber structure. A one-way guided-mode propagation analysis for the circular symmetry waveguide is employed to model the light propagation and the approximated formulations are derived and evaluated concerning the accuracy. Phase conjunction of the multimode interference within the fiber structure is revealed. A simple way to predict and analyze the spectral response of the structure is presented through the space to wavelength mapping with the derived approximated formulations. The prediction of spectral response is verified numerically and experimentally.

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Appl. Opt.

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Appl. Phys.

B. M. A. Rahman, N. Somasiri, C. Themistos, K. T. V. Grattan, "Design of optical polarization splitters in a single-section deeply etched MMI waveguide," Appl. Phys. B 73, 613-618 (2001).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

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J. Lightwave Technol.

W. S. Mohammed, A. Mehta, E. G. Johnson, "Wavelength tunable fibre lens based on multimode interference," J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 469-477 (2004).

J. Lightwave Technol.

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Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett.

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Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

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