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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 387–396

Understanding power leakage in tapered solid core microstructured fibers

S. Laflamme, S. Lacroix, J. Bures, and X. Daxhelet  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 387-396 (2007)

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The cause of fundamental core-mode leakage in a tapered photonic crystal fiber is examined in terms of modal coupling from the core-mode to the ring modes. Experimental data are compared to predictions. The main features of the transmission are convincingly explained by the proposed model.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2007
Published: January 22, 2007

S. Laflamme, S. Lacroix, J. Bures, and X. Daxhelet, "Understanding power leakage in tapered solid core microstructured fibers," Opt. Express 15, 387-396 (2007)

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