On-fiber 3D printing of photonic crystal fiber tapers for mode field diameter conversion
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Online Publication Date2017-11-02
Print Publication Date2017-06
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AbstractThe large mismatch between the Mode Field Diameter (MFD) of conventional single-mode fibers (SMFs) and the MFD of highly nonlinear Photonic Crystal Fibers (PCFs), that can be down to 1.5 μm, or Large Mode Area PCF, that can be up to 25 μm, would require a substantial fiber mode size rescaling in order to allow an efficient direct coupling between PCFs and SMFs. Over the years different solutions have been proposed, as fiber splicing of SMF to PCF. However these procedures are not straightforward, as they involve developing special splicing recipes, and can affect PCF optical properties at the splice interface .
CitationBertoncini A, Rajamanickam VP, Liberale C (2017) On-fiber 3D printing of photonic crystal fiber tapers for mode field diameter conversion. 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2017.8086623.
Journal2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
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