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Advances in Optical Technologies
Volume 2013, Article ID 469389, 18 pages
Research Article

Modeling and Simulation of Piecewise Regular Multimode Fiber Links Operating in a Few-Mode Regime

Department of Communication Lines, Povolzhskiy State University of Telecommunications and Informatics (PSUTI), 77 Moscow Avenue, Samara 443090, Russia

Received 29 June 2013; Accepted 22 September 2013

Academic Editor: Zoran Ikonic

Copyright © 2013 Anton Bourdine. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This work presents an alternative model of multimode fiber links with conventional silica weakly-guiding graded-index irregular multimode fibers under a few-mode optical signal propagation generated by laser source. The proposed model is based on the piecewise regular representation. It takes into account launch conditions, differential mode delay, both lower- and higher-order mode chromatic dispersion, differential mode attenuation, and mode mixing and power diffusion occurring due to real fiber irregularity and micro- and macrobends. We present some results of introduced model approbation with following pulse propagation simulations. A close matching with measured pulse responses at the output of test fibers is noticed.