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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2876–2878

Very-large-mode-area, single-mode multicore fiber

Moritz M. Vogel, Marwan Abdou-Ahmed, Andreas Voss, and Thomas Graf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 18, pp. 2876-2878 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002876


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Abstract

A single-mode evanescently coupled multicore fiber consisting of 19 hexagonally arranged cores is investigated. Theoretical and experimental results are presented and compared to an equivalent hypothetical step-index fiber. A fundamental mode with an effective area of 465 μ m 2 and a beam propagation factor M 2 of 1.02 was measured, showing the high potential of the developed fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2009
Published: September 15, 2009

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Moritz M. Vogel, Marwan Abdou-Ahmed, Andreas Voss, and Thomas Graf, "Very-large-mode-area, single-mode multicore fiber," Opt. Lett. 34, 2876-2878 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-18-2876


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