Adiabatically-tapered fiber mode multiplexers

S. Yerolatsitis, I. Gris Sanchez, T. A. Birks

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Abstract

Simple all-fiber three-mode multiplexers were made by adiabatically merging three dissimilar single-mode cores into one multimode core. This was achieved by collapsing air holes in a photonic crystal fiber and (in a separate device) by fusing and tapering separate telecom fibers in a fluorine-doped silica capillary. In each case the LP01 mode and both LP11 modes were individually excited from three separate input cores, with losses below 0.3 and 0.7 dB respectively and mode purities exceeding 10 dB. Scaling to more modes is challenging, but would be assisted by using single-mode fibers with a smaller ratio of cladding to core diameter.

LanguageEnglish
Pages608-617
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Volume22
Issue number1
Early online date6 Jan 2014
DOIs
StatusPublished - 13 Jan 2014

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Adiabatically-tapered fiber mode multiplexers. / Yerolatsitis, S.; Gris Sanchez, I.; Birks, T. A.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 22, No. 1, 13.01.2014, p. 608-617.

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Yerolatsitis S, Gris Sanchez I, Birks TA. Adiabatically-tapered fiber mode multiplexers. Optics Express. 2014 Jan 13;22(1):608-617. Available from, DOI: 10.1364/OE.22.000608
Yerolatsitis, S. ; Gris Sanchez, I. ; Birks, T. A./ Adiabatically-tapered fiber mode multiplexers. In: Optics Express. 2014 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 608-617
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