Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Light coupling and routing using a microsphere attached on the endface of a microstructured optical fiber
Author(s): Maria Georgia Konstantinou; Karolina Milenko; Kyriaki Kosma; Walter Margulis; Stavros Pissadakis
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

Herein, we demonstrated a T-shaped whispering gallery modes (WGMs) excitation system including a tapered single mode fiber (SMF), a tapered microstructured optical fiber (MOF) and a BaTiO3 microsphere for efficient light coupling and routing between the two fibers. The BaTiO3 microsphere is semi-immersed into the capillary of a tapered MOF, while the tapered SMF is placed perpendicularly to MOF in a contact with equatorial region of the microsphere. Based on that, three channels joined by the microsphere are formed, and excitation and measurement of WGMs is possible either using the SMF or the MOF taper. The measured WGMs spectra reveal light routing along Q-factors between 4500 and 6100, along with scattering signal with all three fiber ports and parities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9886, Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV, 98860I (27 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2230695
Show Author Affiliations
Maria Georgia Konstantinou, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Karolina Milenko, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Kyriaki Kosma, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Walter Margulis, Acreo Swedish ICT AB (Sweden)
Stavros Pissadakis, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9886:
Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV
Kyriacos Kalli; Alexis Mendez, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top