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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4673–4678

Multi-mode to single-mode conversion in a 61 port Photonic Lantern

D. Noordegraaf, P. M. W. Skovgaard, M. D. Maack, J. Bland-Hawthorn, R. Haynes, and J. Lægsgaard  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 4673-4678 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.004673


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Abstract

Efficient multi-mode (MM) to single-mode (SM) conversion in a 61 port splitter or “Photonic Lantern” is demonstrated. The coupling loss from a 100 µm core diameter MM section to an ensemble of 61 SM fibers and back to another 100 µm core MM section is measured to be as low as 0.76 dB. This demonstration shows the feasibility of using the Photonic Lanterns within the field of astrophotonics for coupling MM star-light to an ensemble of SM fibers in order to perform fiber Bragg grating based spectral filtering.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2010
Published: February 22, 2010

Citation
D. Noordegraaf, P. M. W. Skovgaard, M. D. Maack, J. Bland-Hawthorn, R. Haynes, and J. Lægsgaard, "Multi-mode to single-mode conversion in a 61 port Photonic Lantern," Opt. Express 18, 4673-4678 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-5-4673


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