Geometric requirements for photonic lanterns in space division multiplexing.

Abstract

We investigate the use of "photonic lanterns" as adiabatic mode converters for space-division multiplexing (SDM) systems to interface multiple single-mode fibers to a multi-mode fiber. In a SDM system, minimizing the coupling loss and mode-dependent loss best utilizes all spatial modes of the fiber which increases the capacity, the transmission distance… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/OE.20.027123

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