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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 2 — Jan. 27, 2014
  • pp: 1440–1451

Design of add-drop multiplexer based on multi-core optical fibers for mode-division multiplexing

Ming-Yang Chen and Jun Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 1440-1451 (2014)

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A multi-core fiber coupler is proposed to extract one of the modes in a few-mode optical fiber from a light beam, leaving the other modes undisturbed, and allowing a new signal to be retransmitted on that mode. Selective coupling of higher-order modes from a few-mode optical fiber can be realized by increasing the coupling length difference of the modes in the fiber using the multi-core configuration. Low cross-talk and wide bandwidth operation are realized owing to the fact that only one mode can be effectively coupled.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing

ToC Category:
Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2014
Published: January 15, 2014

Ming-Yang Chen and Jun Zhou, "Design of add-drop multiplexer based on multi-core optical fibers for mode-division multiplexing," Opt. Express 22, 1440-1451 (2014)

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