The photonic lantern

T. A. Birks, I. Gris Sanchez, S. Yerolatsitis, S. G. Leon-Saval, R. R. Thomson

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Photonic lanterns are made by adiabatically merging several single-mode cores into one multimode core. They provide low-loss interfaces between single-mode and multimode systems where the precise optical mapping between cores and individual modes is unimportant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-167
Number of pages61
JournalAdvances in Optics and Photonics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2015


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Birks, T. A., Gris Sanchez, I., Yerolatsitis, S., Leon-Saval, S. G., & Thomson, R. R. (2015). The photonic lantern. Advances in Optics and Photonics, 7(2), 107-167.