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Overcoupled bending insensitive holey optical fiber coupler
Author(s): Joo Beom Eom; In Hee Shin; Jae Seok Park; Byeong Il Lee
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Paper Abstract

A holey optical fiber (HOF) wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) coupler, which divides optical waves according to their wavelengths, has been made by using the Fused Biconical Tapered (FBT) method. The transmission band of the proposing HOF WDM coupler could be easily tuned by adjusting the pulling length during the FBT process. The HOF used for the WDM coupler was designed to be bending insensitive, which could withstand a bending radius of up to 6 mm. Interestingly, it was observed that the air hole structure of the HOF should be maintained to have the property of a WDM coupler. The cross sectional SEM images of the implemented HOF WDM coupler are presented along with the light intensity distribution at the coupling region. The proposed HOF couplers may find applications as optical CWDM (coarse wavelength division multiplexing) filters and as optical fiber sensors also.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 842176 (7 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.975130
Show Author Affiliations
Joo Beom Eom, Korea Photonics Technology Institute (Korea, Republic of)
In Hee Shin, Korea Photonics Technology Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Jae Seok Park, Korea Photonics Technology Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Byeong Il Lee, Korea Photonics Technology Institute (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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