Detailed Investigation of Mode-Field Adapters Utilizing Multimode-Interference in Graded Index Fibers
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Lightwave Technol.
Graded index fiber; mode-field adapter; multimode-interference; self-imaging; DIAMETER MEASUREMENTS; OPTICAL-FIBERS; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Optics; Telecommunications
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.
Journal of Lightwave Technology
"Detailed Investigation of Mode-Field Adapters Utilizing Multimode-Interference in Graded Index Fibers" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2753.