Coupling into small-core photonic crystal fibers is not easy, even with bulk optics. By adapting the PCF fabrication technique, low-loss adiabatic transitions between single-mode fibers and small-core PCFs are achieved without splicing.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
S. G. Leon-Saval, A. K. George, G. Kakarantzas, T. A. Birks, and P. S. J. Russell, "Splice-less interfacing of conventional fibers to photonic crystal fibers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThCC7.
References are not available for this paper.