Core-to-core uniformity improvement in multi-core fiber Bragg gratings

Emma Lindley, Seong Sik Min, Sergio Leon-Saval, Nick Cvetojevic, Nemanja Jovanovic, Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Jon Lawrence, Itandehui Gris-Sanchez, Tim Birks, Roger Haynes, Dionne Haynes

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Abstract

Multi-core fiber Bragg gratings (MCFBGs) will be a valuable tool not only in communications but also various astronomical, sensing and industry applications. In this paper we address some of the technical challenges of fabricating effective multi-core gratings by simulating improvements to the writing method. These methods allow a system designed for inscribing single-core fibers to cope with MCFBG fabrication with only minor, passive changes to the writing process. Using a capillary tube that was polished on one side, the field entering the fiber was flattened which improved the coverage and uniformity of all cores.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 9151
EditorsR. Navarro, C. R. Cunningham, A. A. Barto
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9780819496195
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventAdvances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 23 Jun 201427 Jun 2014

Conference

ConferenceAdvances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period23/06/1427/06/14

Keywords

  • Astrophotonics
  • Beam propagation
  • Experimental optics
  • Fiber Bragg gratings
  • Multi-core fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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