Method for characterisation of weakly guiding waveguides by measuring mode field diameter

Dubov, Mykhaylo, Mezentsev, Vladimir and Bennion, Ian (2005). Method for characterisation of weakly guiding waveguides by measuring mode field diameter. IN: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, 2005. CLEO/Europe. 2005. IEEE.

Abstract

In this paper, we described an efficient theoretical approach to determine the integral characteristics such as Mode Field Diameter (MFD) and V-parameter of the Weakly guiding waveguides. To test the described method we measured MFD for the commercially available step index single mode fibre with known parameters. The results of these measurements are presented for two different wavelengths. It is worth noting that the developed approach implies infinite cladding, thus care should be taken to avoid influence of finiteness of cladding when MFD compares to cladding diamete.

Event Title: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Munich
Event Dates: 2005-06-12 - 2005-06-17
Uncontrolled Keywords: diameter measurement, optical fibre cladding, optical fibre testing, MFD, V-parameter, infinite cladding, integral characteristics, mode field diameter measurement, step index single mode fibre, weakly guiding waveguide
ISBN: 0780389743
Published Date: 2005
Authors: Dubov, Mykhaylo
Mezentsev, Vladimir
Bennion, Ian

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