CHAPTER 19

Dispersion-Tailored Higher Order Mode Fibers for In-Fiber Photonic Devices

Siddharth Ramachandran*,     OFS Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA

1 INTRODUCTION

In-fiber devices have attracted a lot of attention since the invention of the erbium-doped fiber amplifier. These devices have become mainstays in fiber optic communication systems, because they provide the advantages of low loss, polarization insensitivity, high reliability, and compatibility with the transmission line. They have several applications, ranging from signal conditioning (amplification, dispersion control, etc.) to network management (add/drop multiplexing, optical monitoring, etc.). Fiber waveguide engineering has enabled dispersion control of optical ...

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