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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2545–2547

Multimode fiber devices with single-mode performance

S. G. Leon-Saval, T. A. Birks, J. Bland-Hawthorn, and M. Englund  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 19, pp. 2545-2547 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002545


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Abstract

A taper transition can couple light between a multimode fiber and several single-mode fibers. If the number of single-mode fibers matches the number of spatial modes in the multimode fiber, the transition can have low loss in both directions. This enables the high performance of single-mode fiber devices to be attained in multimode fibers. We report an experimental proof of concept by using photonic crystal fiber techniques to make the transitions, demonstrating a multimode fiber filter with the transmission spectrum of a single-mode fiber grating.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Citation
S. G. Leon-Saval, T. A. Birks, J. Bland-Hawthorn, and M. Englund, "Multimode fiber devices with single-mode performance," Opt. Lett. 30, 2545-2547 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-19-2545


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