Image Revivals in Multi-Mode Optical Fibers with Periodic Multiple Sub-Apertures
We report experiments on a multi-mode fiber-based device that reimages the input pattern after specific propagation distances. The reimaging has two propagation length scales related to the Talbot self-imaging in a periodic grating and image revival effects. We use a beam propagation method to simulate diffraction and refraction of light in the optical fiber. The details of the fiber preparation and optical experiments are described. We study the optical imaging properties using a close-packed array of sub-apertures placed at regular positions on a triangular lattice. We numerically analyze the propagation, diffraction and coupling characteristics of the beam oscillating inside the fiber. Our simulations identify the optimal reimaging length of the multi-mode (MM) fiber to get high fidelity image revival. Experiments are performed to validate the simulation results.
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Wang, Long; Powers, Peter E.; Sarangan, Andrew; and Haus, Joseph W., "Image Revivals in Multi-Mode Optical Fibers with Periodic Multiple Sub-Apertures" (2014). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 274.