Abstract

Efficient and selective coupling between a single-mode fiber and the LP11 mode of a double-mode fiber is demonstrated in an evanescent directional coupler. With greater than 90% coupling to the LP11 mode, suppression of the coupled power to the lower-order LP01 mode was measured to be at least 24 dB. This device has application as a modal filter for the construction of in-line all-fiber optical components.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

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