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Demonstration of multimode interference effect for PCF connectors
Author(s): Craig D. Stacey; Chris Clarke; Roy G. Clarke; David W. Charlton
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the practical demonstration of self-imaging, through the multimode interference effect, of the output of photonic crystal fibre (PCF) within a step-index multimode fibre (MMF). Self-imaging was found to occur at MMF lengths of 6 860 and 13 720 μm. A PCF-MMF-PCF chain was arranged with butt-couple connections at each interface. An overall transmission efficiency of 76% was measured. This proof of principle opens up the possibility to realize robust and efficient connectors for PCF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7714, Photonic Crystal Fibers IV, 77140U (14 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852251
Show Author Affiliations
Craig D. Stacey, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Chris Clarke, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Roy G. Clarke, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
David W. Charlton, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7714:
Photonic Crystal Fibers IV
Kyriacos Kalli; Waclaw Urbanczyk, Editor(s)

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