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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — May. 26, 2008
  • pp: 7929–7942

Coupling losses in perfluorinated multi-core polymer optical fibers

Gaizka Durana, Gotzon Aldabaldetreku, Joseba Zubia, Jon Arrue, and Chikafumi Tanaka  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 7929-7942 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.007929


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Abstract

The aim of the present paper is to provide a comprehensive analysis of coupling losses in perfluorinated (PF) multi-core polymer optical fibers (MC-POFs), which consist of groups of 127 graded-index cores. In our analysis we take into account geometrical, longitudinal, transverse, and angular misalignments. We perform several experimental measurements and computer simulations in order to calculate the coupling losses for a PF MC-POF prototype. Based on these results, we propose several hints of practical interest to the manufacturer which would allow an appropriate connector design in order to handle conveniently the coupling losses incurred when connectorizing two PF MC-POFs.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2008
Published: May 19, 2008

Citation
Gaizka Durana, Gotzon Aldabaldetreku, Joseba Zubia, Jon Arrue, and Chikafumi Tanaka, "Coupling losses in perfluorinated multi-core polymer optical fibers," Opt. Express 16, 7929-7942 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-11-7929


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