Modal dynamics in multimode fibers

Moti Fridman, Haim Suchowski, Micha Nixon, Asher A. Friesem, Nir Davidson

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The dynamics of modes and their states of polarizations in multimode fibers as a function of time, space, and wavelength are experimentally and theoretically investigated. The results reveal that the states of polarizations are displaced in Poincaré sphere representation when varying the angular orientations of the polarization at the incident light. Such displacements, which complicate the interpretation of the results, are overcome by resorting to modified Poincaré sphere representation. With such modification it should be possible to predict the output modes and their state of polarization when the input mode and state of polarization are known.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-544
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


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