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Publication Citation: Transfer function approach to the experimental determination of mode transfer matrices

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Author(s): Shao Yang; Igor Vayshenker; D. R. Hjelme; I. P. Januar; A. R. Mickelson;
Title: Transfer function approach to the experimental determination of mode transfer matrices
Published: July 20, 1990
Abstract: An improved scheme for characterization of multimode fiber systems is investigated. Characterization with transfer matrices requires multiple measurements for each component. The transfer function approach herein investigated requires only a single launch measurement to be made on a component, which afterward can be described by as few as two numbers. Further, it is shown that this technique is considerably more accurate and repeatable than matrix approaches. A concatenation experiment is performed to demonstrate the efficacy of the new technique as well as to compare it with the more traditional transfer matrix approach.
Citation: Applied Optics
Volume: 29
Issue: 21
Pages: pp. 3166 - 3175
Keywords: multimode fiber system characterization; optical power; transfer function; transfer matrix
Research Areas: Optoelectronics, Measurement Services