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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Selectively coupling core pairs in multicore photonic crystal fibers: optical couplers, filters and polarization splitters for space-division-multiplexed transmission systems
Author: Gerosa, RM
Biazoli, CR
Cordeiro, CMB
de Matos, CJS
Abstract: Selective coupling a single pair of cores in a photonic crystal fiber with multiple, initially decoupled, cores is demonstrated through the use of a technique to locally post-process the fiber cross section. Coupling occurs when the hole between the selected core pair is collapsed over a short fiber section, which is accomplished by heating the section while the hole is submitted to an air pressure that is lower than that applied to all other holes in the microstructure. The demonstrated couplers present an estimated insertion loss of similar to 1 dB and exhibit spectral modulations with a depth of up to 18 dB and a high polarization sensitivity that can be exploited for polarization splitting or filtering in space-division-multiplexed optical interconnection and telecommunication links. (C) 2012 Optical Society of America
Country: EUA
Editor: Optical Soc Amer
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2012
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