We demonstrate numerically that a large core-clad index contrast lowers couplings between neighboring cores, achieving a fiber bundle with a higher core density, less coupling, and effectively single moded propagation in each core.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2350) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics imaging
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
X. Chen and C. Xu, "Numerical Analysis of the Role of Core-Clad Index Contrast in a Multicore Fiber Bundle," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper FThG7.
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