Coupling selected cores among otherwise decoupled multiple cores in photonic crystal fibers is demonstrated via the use of differential pressure and heat for local processing. Complex interferometer assemblies for all-fiber devices may be achieved.
© 2011 OSA
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
R. M. Gerosa, C. R. Biazoli, C. M. B. Cordeiro, and C. J. de Matos, "Post-Processing Multicore Photonic Crystal Fibers for Locally Coupling Selected Core Pairs," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JWA39.