We demonstrate pigtailed, tapered microstructured optical fiber couplers for use with high-index, small mode-field diameter waveguides. We achieve adiabatic reduction in mode field dimensions to less than 2 µm with low excess loss.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
V. G. Ta'eed, D. J. Moss, Y. Miao, H. C. Nguyen, E. C. Mägi, and B. J. Eggleton, "Tapered Micro-structured Optical Fiber Pigtails for Waveguide Coupling," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CWN4.
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