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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 24326–24331

Dual mode fused optical fiber couplers suitable for mode division multiplexed transmission

Y. Jung, R. Chen, R. Ismaeel, G. Brambilla, S. -U. Alam, I. P. Giles, and D. J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 24326-24331 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.024326


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate 2 × 2 and 3 × 3 fused fiber couplers made from dual mode fiber. A unique mode dependent power transfer characteristics as a function of pulling length is obtained that support various optical functionalities. Exploiting this we demonstrate several devices of interest for mode division multiplexed data transmission including LP11 mode filter, LP11 mode tap coupler, and 50:50 power splitter for both LP01 and LP11 modes.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2013
Published: October 3, 2013

Citation
Y. Jung, R. Chen, R. Ismaeel, G. Brambilla, S. -U. Alam, I. P. Giles, and D. J. Richardson, "Dual mode fused optical fiber couplers suitable for mode division multiplexed transmission," Opt. Express 21, 24326-24331 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-20-24326


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