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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 21 — Oct. 11, 2010
  • pp: 22446–22461

Ray-tracing analysis of crosstalk in multi-core polymer optical fibers

Amaia Berganza, Gotzon Aldabaldetreku, Joseba Zubia, and Gaizka Durana  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 22446-22461 (2010)

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The aim of this paper is to present a new ray-tracing model which describes the propagation of light in multi-core polymer optical fibers (MCPOFs), taking into account the crosstalk among their cores. The new model overcomes many of the limitations of previous approaches allowing us to simulate MCPOFs of arbitrary designs. Additionally, it provides us with the output ray distribution at the end of the fiber, making it possible to calculate useful parameters related to the fiber performance such as the Near-Field Pattern, the Far-Field Pattern or the bandwidth. We also present experimental measurements in order to validate the computational model and we analyze the importance of crosstalk in different MCPOF configurations.

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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
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2010
Published: October 8, 2010

Amaia Berganza, Gotzon Aldabaldetreku, Joseba Zubia, and Gaizka Durana, "Ray-tracing analysis of crosstalk in multi-core polymer optical fibers," Opt. Express 18, 22446-22461 (2010)

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