Lasers, Fiber Optics, and Communications

Design and demonstration of single-mode operation in few-mode optical fiber with low-bending loss

[+] Author Affiliations
Hua Wang, Ping Yin, Xiao-Sheng Wu, Ren-Hua Li, Zhi-Min Cai, Ping-Ping Fu, Hong Qin

Jiangxi Electric Power Corporation, Information and Communication Branch, State Grid, Hubindong Road No. 666, Nanchang 330077, China

Ming-Yang Chen, Jin Wei

Jiangsu University, Institute of Optoelectronics and Optical Communication Technologies, Xuefu Road No. 301, Zhenjiang 212013, China

Yuan-Feng Zhu

Jiangxi Normal University, School of Physics and Communication Electronics, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic and Telecommunication of Jiangxi Province, Ziyang Road No. 99, Nanchang 330022, China

Shen-Yi Li

Jiangxi Nanchang Electric Power Supply Company Limited, State Grid, Wenjiao Road No. 398, Nanchang 330077, China

Opt. Eng. 56(1), 016103 (Jan 05, 2017). doi:10.1117/1.OE.56.1.016103
History: Received September 19, 2016; Accepted December 7, 2016
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Abstract.  Single-mode operation with low-bending loss based on few-mode optical fiber is investigated. The fiber is designed with a group of ring modes in the cladding. The higher-order modes in the fiber can be eliminated by splicing with the single-mode optical fiber and bending the fiber to induce a strong coupling between the ring modes and the higher-order modes. Experimental results show that the bending losses of the LP01 mode can be lower than 0.001  dB/turn for a low-bending radius of 7.5 mm. The low-bending loss and the low splicing loss characteristics are also demonstrated. The proposed fiber can be bent multiple turns with a small bending radius which is preferable for fiber-to-the-home-related applications.

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Hua Wang ; Ming-Yang Chen ; Yuan-Feng Zhu ; Shen-Yi Li ; Ping Yin, et al.
"Design and demonstration of single-mode operation in few-mode optical fiber with low-bending loss", Opt. Eng. 56(1), 016103 (Jan 05, 2017). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.1.016103


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