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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — May. 28, 2007
  • pp: 6894–6899

Two-dimensional high-precision fiber waveguide arrays for coherent light propagation

U. Röpke, H. Bartelt, S. Unger, K. Schuster, and J. Kobelke  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 6894-6899 (2007)

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Fiber waveguide arrays can be applied as a very useful tool for the investigation of effects in discrete optics. The observation of coherent propagation in such discrete waveguide arrays requires, however, high structural precision and great material homogeneity. The fabrication of such a fiber array with close tolerances compared to conventional fiber technology is discussed. Linear propagation effects are modeled for an ideal fiber waveguide array and are compared with experimental results. The good agreement of these results with each other indicates the applicability of such fiber waveguide arrays in studying linear and non-linear properties in discrete optics.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2007
Published: May 21, 2007

U. Röpke, H. Bartelt, S. Unger, K. Schuster, and J. Kobelke, "Two-dimensional high-precision fiber waveguide arrays for coherent light propagation," Opt. Express 15, 6894-6899 (2007)

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