Abstract

Plastic optical fibers are typical large-core multimode optical fibers. High-bandwidth graded-index plastic optical fibers, which support a great number of propagation modes compared with conventional silica–glass multimode optical fibers, were developed in the 1990s. However, because they support a great number of propagation modes, their modal analyses have been limited to the WKB analysis. We obtain all the propagation modes of a convex-index large-core multimode optical fiber by use of the finite-element method, which has a strong advantage for arbitrary core profiles.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Tanaka, S.

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Appl. Opt. (2)

Bell Syst. Tech. J. (1)

D. Gloge and E. A. J. Marcatili, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 52, 1563 (1973).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. Kitayama, M. Tateda, S. Seikai, and N. Uchida, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 1161 (1979).
[CrossRef]

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K. Morishita, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-29, 348 (1981).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (4)

N. Kuwaki, M. Ohashi, C. Tanaka, N. Uesugi, S. Seikai, and Y. Negishi, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 792 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Y. Koike, T. Ishigure, and E. Nihei, J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 1475 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

M. Eguchi, M. Koshiba, and Y. Tsuji, J. Lightwave Technol. 14, 2387 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Polymer (1)

Y. Koike, Polymer 32, 1737 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Normalized propagation constant of all modes at v=534.284: (a) step-index profile, (b) parabolic-index profile, (c) convex-index profile.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Convex-index profile.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Modal intensity distribution of the LP132,68 mode of the large-core multimode optical fiber (v=534.284) with a parabolic-index profile.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Modal intensity distributions of typical higher-order modes of the large-core multimode optical fiber (v=534.284) with a convex-index profile: (a) LP50,96 mode, (b) LP150,46 mode, (c) LP218,12 mode.

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1rddrrdϕdr+k02n2-β2-l2r2ϕ=0,
Aϕ=0,
A=K+00000000-2πwlw-Kl+1wKlw-k02T,
Klw=2l-1Kl-1ww+Kl-2w.

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