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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.

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Accepted/In Press date: 23 February 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 24 February 2017
Published date: 1 April 2017
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre


Local EPrints ID: 406752
ISSN: 1041-1135
PURE UUID: 7fc693cb-0dc6-4b55-8119-9e2862ce7e72
ORCID for Haojie Zhang: ORCID iD
ORCID for Anna Peacock: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 22 Mar 2017 02:07
Last modified: 07 Aug 2017 13:44

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Author: Haojie Zhang ORCID iD
Author: Noel Healy
Author: Sonali Dasgupta
Author: John Hayes
Author: Marco Petrovich
Author: Anna Peacock ORCID iD

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