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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 13552–13559

Low loss elliptical core D-fiber to PANDA fiber fusion splicing

Joshua M. Kvavle, Stephen M. Schultz, and Richard H. Selfridge  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 13552-13559 (2008)

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Elliptical core D-fiber is difficult to fusion splice to other types of fiber due to its small core and D-shaped cladding. The presented method of splicing D-fiber to PANDA fiber involves using E-fiber in a bridge splice. The E-fiber core is expanded to match the mode of the PANDA fiber. The D-fiber is then connected to the E-fiber with a low temperature splice. Total system loss for fibers spliced using this method is 0.72 dB with a polarization crosstalk of less than 25 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2008
Published: August 19, 2008

Joshua M. Kvavle, Stephen M. Schultz, and Richard H. Selfridge, "Low loss elliptical core D-fiber to PANDA fiber fusion splicing," Opt. Express 16, 13552-13559 (2008)

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