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Core-to-core uniformity improvement in multi-core fiber Bragg gratings
Author(s): Emma Lindley; Seong-Sik Min; Sergio Leon-Saval; Nick Cvetojevic; Nemanja Jovanovic; Joss Bland-Hawthorn; Jon Lawrence; Itandehui Gris-Sanchez; Tim Birks; Roger Haynes; Dionne Haynes
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Paper Abstract

Multi-core fiber Bragg gratings (MCFBGs) will be a valuable tool not only in communications but also various astronomical, sensing and industry applications. In this paper we address some of the technical challenges of fabricating effective multi-core gratings by simulating improvements to the writing method. These methods allow a system designed for inscribing single-core fibers to cope with MCFBG fabrication with only minor, passive changes to the writing process. Using a capillary tube that was polished on one side, the field entering the fiber was flattened which improved the coverage and uniformity of all cores.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9151, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation, 91515F (7 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055623
Show Author Affiliations
Emma Lindley, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Seong-Sik Min, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Sergio Leon-Saval, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Nick Cvetojevic, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Nemanja Jovanovic, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Joss Bland-Hawthorn, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Jon Lawrence, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Itandehui Gris-Sanchez, Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom)
Tim Birks, Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom)
Roger Haynes, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
Dionne Haynes, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151:
Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation
Ramón Navarro; Colin R. Cunningham; Allison A. Barto, Editor(s)

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