Bound Mode

In an optical fiber, a mode that (a) has a field Intensity that decays monotonically in the transverse direction everywhere external to the Core and (b) does not lose power to radiation.

Note: Except for single-mode fibers, the power in bound Modes is predominantly contained in the core of the fiber. Synonyms: guided mode, trapped mode.




Related Terms
Active Mode Locking,   Additive Pulse Mode Locking,   additive-pulse mode locking,   Asynchronous Transfer Mode ATM,   Bound Mode,   Burst Mode Laser,   Cladding Mode,   Cladding Mode Stripper,   Convergent Beam Sensing Mode,   Cutoff Mode,  

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