A simple method for coupling between a single-core single-mode fiber and a multicore single-mode fiber is proposed and demonstrated. An effective coupling approach is based on a process of standard splicing and tapering between the single-core single-mode fiber and the multicore single-mode fiber.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: May 8, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2006
Published: October 26, 2006
Libo Yuan, Zhihai Liu, and Jun Yang, "Coupling characteristics between single-core fiber and multicore fiber," Opt. Lett. 31, 3237-3239 (2006)