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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2002
  • pp: 812–814

Photonic crystal fiber coupler

Byeong Ha Lee, Joo Beom Eom, Jinchae Kim, Dae Seung Moon, Un-Chul Paek, and Gil-Ho Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 10, pp. 812-814 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.000812


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Abstract

Fiber couplers made with photonic crystal fibers (PCF) are reported. Two types of PCF were fabricated by means of stacking a group of silica tubes around a silica rod and drawing them. The fiber couplers were made by use of the fused biconical tapered method. With a fiber that had five hexagonally stacked layers of air holes, a 33/67 coupling ratio was obtained, and with a one-layer four-hole fiber, a 48/52 coupling ratio was obtained. The fabrication processes and the characteristics of the PCFs and the PCF couplers are presented.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

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Byeong Ha Lee, Joo Beom Eom, Jinchae Kim, Dae Seung Moon, Un-Chul Paek, and Gil-Ho Yang, "Photonic crystal fiber coupler," Opt. Lett. 27, 812-814 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-10-812

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