A tuneable multi-core to single mode fiber coupler

Zhang, Haojie, Healy, Noel, Dasgupta, Sonali, Hayes, John, Petrovich, Marco, Richardson, David and Peacock, Anna (2017) A tuneable multi-core to single mode fiber coupler IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 29, (7), pp. 591-594. (doi:10.1109/LPT.2017.2675281).


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We demonstrate a low loss, wideband multi-core to single-mode fiber coupler using a modified side-polishing technique. The coupler was designed to access light from a single core of the multi-core fiber without disrupting the signal propagation in the remaining cores. The coupling ratio between the two fibers can be continuously tuned over the entire spectral band via a simple mechanical displacement method. We expect that such couplers will be of use for monitoring, splitting, and multiplexing applications in future multi-core communication and sensing systems.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/LPT.2017.2675281
ISSNs: 1041-1135 (print)
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Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 406752
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23 February 2017Accepted/In Press
24 February 2017e-pub ahead of print
1 April 2017Published
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 02:07
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 16:32
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/406752

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