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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3990–3992

Mode-selective couplers for few-mode optical fiber networks

John D. Love and Nicolas Riesen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 3990-3992 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003990


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Abstract

The excitation and separation of individual modes in a few-mode optical fiber network can be realized using mode-selective couplers. For excitation at the beginning of the fiber, two-core mode-selective couplers can be used, while at the end of the fiber, either two- or three-core mode-selective couplers are required for demultiplexing of the field symmetric or field asymmetric modes, respectively. Both analytical and numerical solutions are presented to quantify the mode-selective functionality.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2012
Published: September 20, 2012

Citation
John D. Love and Nicolas Riesen, "Mode-selective couplers for few-mode optical fiber networks," Opt. Lett. 37, 3990-3992 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-19-3990

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