Abstract

Single-mode excitation of step-index multimode fibers with light sources with short temporal coherence lengths is demonstrated. Multimode fiber designs with reduced microbending-induced mode coupling are described that allow the propagation of the fundamental mode over long lengths with negligible mode coupling even in the presence of tight fiber bends. At a wavelength of 1.56µm a fiber with a core diameter of 45µm can preserve the fundamental mode for a propagation length of ~20m . Such fibers allow coiling with a coil diameter as small as 7cm.

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J. D. Minelly, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, J. E. Caplen, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 475.

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, G. Sucha, and D. Harter, Appl. Phys. B 65, 259 (1997).

D. Taverner, D. J. Richardson, L. Dong, J. E. Caplen, K. Williams, and R. V. Penty, Opt. Lett. 22, 378 (1997).

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1985

S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, and M. E. Fermann, Electron. Lett. 21, 737 (1985).

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K. Petermann, Arch. Elektron. Übertragungstech. 30, 337 (1976), and references therein.

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D. B. Keck, Appl. Opt. 13, 1882 (1974).

D. Marcuse, Theory of Dielectric Optical Waveguides (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1974), Chap. 5.

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D. Gloge, Bell Syst. Tech. J 51, 1767 (1972).

1971

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E. Snitzer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 7, 444 (1961).

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H. H. Hopkins and N. S. Kapany, Nature (London) 173, 54 (1954).

Caplen, J. E.

D. Taverner, D. J. Richardson, L. Dong, J. E. Caplen, K. Williams, and R. V. Penty, Opt. Lett. 22, 378 (1997).

J. D. Minelly, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, J. E. Caplen, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 475.

Dong, L.

J. D. Minelly, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, J. E. Caplen, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 475.

D. Taverner, D. J. Richardson, L. Dong, J. E. Caplen, K. Williams, and R. V. Penty, Opt. Lett. 22, 378 (1997).

Fermann, M. E.

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, G. Sucha, and D. Harter, Appl. Phys. B 65, 259 (1997).

S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, and M. E. Fermann, Electron. Lett. 21, 737 (1985).

Galvanauskas, A.

J. D. Minelly, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, J. E. Caplen, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 475.

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, G. Sucha, and D. Harter, Appl. Phys. B 65, 259 (1997).

Gambling, W. A.

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D. Gloge, Bell Syst. Tech. J 51, 1767 (1972).

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Griebner, U.

Grunwald, R.

Harter, D.

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, G. Sucha, and D. Harter, Appl. Phys. B 65, 259 (1997).

J. D. Minelly, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, J. E. Caplen, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 475.

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D. Marcuse, Theory of Dielectric Optical Waveguides (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1974), Chap. 5.

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Minelly, J. D.

J. D. Minelly, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, J. E. Caplen, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 475.

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Payne, D. N.

S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, and M. E. Fermann, Electron. Lett. 21, 737 (1985).

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K. Petermann, Arch. Elektron. Übertragungstech. 30, 337 (1976), and references therein.

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S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, and M. E. Fermann, Electron. Lett. 21, 737 (1985).

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E. Snitzer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 7, 444 (1961).

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M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, G. Sucha, and D. Harter, Appl. Phys. B 65, 259 (1997).

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Williams, K.

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M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, G. Sucha, and D. Harter, Appl. Phys. B 65, 259 (1997).

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S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, and M. E. Fermann, Electron. Lett. 21, 737 (1985).

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H. H. Hopkins and N. S. Kapany, Nature (London) 173, 54 (1954).

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

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Other

J. D. Minelly, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, J. E. Caplen, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 475.

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