We made two types of three-mode multiplexers with three single-mode input cores and one enlarged output core. Light in each input core evolved adiabatically into just one of the LP01, even-LP11 and odd-LP11 modes of the output core. In the first type, the transition between inputs and output was formed by the controlled collapse of selected holes in a photonic crystal fibre with three cores in an equilateral triangular array. In the second type, three standard single-mode fibres were made dissimilar and tapered together within a fluorine-doped silica capillary. In both cases the output light patterns matched the LP01 and LP 11 distributions as expected, with broadband operation across at least 100 nm in the near-IR, low insertion losses and mode purities exceeding 10 dB.
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems III - San Francisco, CA, USA United States|
Duration: 4 Feb 2014 → 6 Feb 2014
|Conference||Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems III|
|Country||USA United States|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Period||4/02/14 → 6/02/14|