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Mode field expansion in index-guiding microstructured optical fibers
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Paper Abstract

The mode-field expander (MFE) is a microstructured optical fiber (MOF) based device that enlarges the modal field distribution and can couple light from large mode area (LMA) fibers into small core fibers or vice-versa and other optical waveguides. Using our earlier developed analytical field model, we studied the mode-field expansion in MOFs having triangular lattice, and low-loss splicing of MOFs to standard single-mode fibers (SMFs), based on the controlled all airhole collapse method, which leads to an optimum mode-field match at the joint interface of the MOF-SMF. Comparisons with available experimental and simulation results have also been included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8794, Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 87942A (20 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026012
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Dinesh Kumar Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)
Anurag Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8794:
Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Editor(s)

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