Abstract: An optical waveguide designed to generate positive dispersion when operated in a high order mode. The optical waveguide in one embodiment is designed to generate positive dispersion slope, in another embodiment to generate negative dispersion slope and in yet another embodiment nominally zero dispersion slope. In one embodiment the high order mode is the LP02 mode and in another embodiment the high order mode is the LP03 mode. In another embodiment the optical waveguide is a few mode fiber. In an exemplary embodiment the optical waveguide is used in combination with a mode transformer, such as a transverse mode transformer to achieve the desired high order mode.
January 29, 2002
Date of Patent:
April 20, 2004
Michael Lysiansky, Michael Rosenblit, Huailiang Wei