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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 20648–20655

A dense array of small coupled waveguides in fiber technology: trefoil channels of microstructured optical fibers

Alin Marian Apetrei, Minh Châu Phan Huy, Nadia Belabas, Juan Ariel Levenson, Jean-Marie Moison, John M. Dudley, Gilles Mélin, Anne Fleureau, Laurence Galkovsky, and Simon Lempereur  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 20648-20655 (2008)

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We calculate the limit to which the density of two-dimensional arrays of diffraction limited fiber waveguides can be reduced while maintaining weakly-coupled characteristics. We demonstrate that this density can be experimentally reached in an array of trefoil channels formed by the air holes of a microstructured optical fiber specially designed to meet limiting size and density specifications at λ=1.55µm.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2008
Published: December 1, 2008

Alin M. Apetrei, Minh Châu Phan Huy, Nadia Belabas, Juan A. Levenson, Jean-Marie Moison, John M. Dudley, Gilles Mélin, Anne Fleureau, Laurence Galkovsky, and Simon Lempereur, "A dense array of small coupled waveguides in fiber technology: trefoil channels of microstructured optical fibers," Opt. Express 16, 20648-20655 (2008)

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