Directional coupling in a twin core photonic crystal fiber using heat treatment

G Kakarantzas, B J Mangan, T A Birks, J C Knight, P S J Russell

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Abstract

Summary form only given. We demonstrate an evanescent field coupler by selective heat-treating a region of a previously uncoupled twin core PCF. The twin-core PCF presented in this paper was fabricated, as described previously, with the two cores separated by four capillaries. The capillaries between the two cores were thicker walled than those in the rest of the stack so that the air holes between the cores would be smaller.
Original languageEnglish
Pages125-126
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, 2001. QELS '01. Technical Digest. Summaries of Papers Presented at the -
Duration: 1 Jan 2001 → …

Conference

ConferenceQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, 2001. QELS '01. Technical Digest. Summaries of Papers Presented at the
Period1/01/01 → …

Keywords

  • capillaries
  • directional coupling
  • heat treatment
  • optical directional couplers
  • optical micrograph
  • twin core photonic crystal fiber
  • uncoupled twin core PCF
  • evanescent field fibre coupler
  • twin-core PCF
  • photonic band gap
  • selective heat-treating
  • optical fibre couplers
  • optical fibre fabrication

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    Kakarantzas, G., Mangan, B. J., Birks, T. A., Knight, J. C., & Russell, P. S. J. (2001). Directional coupling in a twin core photonic crystal fiber using heat treatment. 125-126. Paper presented at Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, 2001. QELS '01. Technical Digest. Summaries of Papers Presented at the, .