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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1791–1793

Photopolymer microtips for efficient light coupling between single-mode fibers and photonic crystal fibers

Limin Xiao, Wei Jin, M. S. Demokan, Hoi L. Ho, Hwa-yaw Tam, Jian Ju, and Jianming Yu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 12, pp. 1791-1793 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001791


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Abstract

A novel method for light coupling between single-mode fibers (SMFs) and small-core photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) is demonstrated. The method is based on growing photopolymer microtips directly on the end faces of SMFs. The shape and size of the tips can be controlled by adjusting the laser power and the exposure time for polymerization to match the mode field to the small-core PCFs. A 5 dB improvement in coupling efficiency between a SMF and a commercial small-core, highly nonlinear PCF is experimentally demonstrated. This compact and efficient butt-coupling method is particularly suitable for PCF gas sensor applications.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 23, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 7, 2006

Citation
Limin Xiao, Wei Jin, M. S. Demokan, Hoi L. Ho, Hwa-yaw Tam, Jian Ju, and Jianming Yu, "Photopolymer microtips for efficient light coupling between single-mode fibers and photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Lett. 31, 1791-1793 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-12-1791


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