We experimentally demonstrate the utilization of adaptive optics (AO) to mitigate intragroup power coupling among linearly polarized (LP) modes in a gradedindex fewmode fiber (GI FMF). Generally, in this fiber, the coupling between degenerate modes inside a modal group tends to be stronger than between modes belonging to different groups. In our approach, the coupling inside the
This paper analytically and numerically investigates misalignment and modemismatchinduced power coupling coefficients and losses as a function of Hermite–Gauss (HG) mode order. We show that higherorder HG modes are more susceptible to beam perturbations when, for example, coupling into optical cavities: the misalignment and modemismatchinduced power coupling losses scale linearly and quadratically with respect to the mode indices, respectively. As a result, the modemismatch tolerance for the
 NSFPAR ID:
 10229965
 Publisher / Repository:
 Optical Society of America
 Date Published:
 Journal Name:
 Optics Letters
 Volume:
 46
 Issue:
 11
 ISSN:
 01469592; OPLEDP
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 Medium: X Size: Article No. 2694
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 Article No. 2694
 Sponsoring Org:
 National Science Foundation
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