Detailed investigation of mode-field adapters utilizing multimode-interference in graded index fibers

Peter Hofmann, Arash Mafi, Clémence Jollivet, Tobias Tiess, Nasser N Peyghambarian, Axel Schülzgen

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Abstract

We present a detailed study of mode-field adapters (MFA) based on multimode interference in graded index multimode fibers. We have fabricated and characterized MFAs from a selection of commercially available single-mode and graded index fibers. Compared to existing techniques, the presented MFAs can be fabricated very quickly and are not limited to certain fiber types. Insertion losses of $< 0.5$ dB over a spectral range of several hundred nanometers have been obtained, which is comparable or better than the industry standard.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6189719
Pages (from-to)2289-2297
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume30
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Graded index fiber
  • mode-field adapter
  • multimode-interference
  • self-imaging

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Detailed investigation of mode-field adapters utilizing multimode-interference in graded index fibers. / Hofmann, Peter; Mafi, Arash; Jollivet, Clémence; Tiess, Tobias; Peyghambarian, Nasser N; Schülzgen, Axel.

In: Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 30, No. 14, 6189719, 2012, p. 2289-2297.

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Hofmann, Peter ; Mafi, Arash ; Jollivet, Clémence ; Tiess, Tobias ; Peyghambarian, Nasser N ; Schülzgen, Axel. / Detailed investigation of mode-field adapters utilizing multimode-interference in graded index fibers. In: Journal of Lightwave Technology. 2012 ; Vol. 30, No. 14. pp. 2289-2297.
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