The photonic lantern

T. A. Birks, I. Gris-Sanchez, S. Yerolatsitis, S. G. Leon-Saval, R. R. Thomson

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Abstract

Photonic lanterns are made by adiabatically merging several single-mode cores into one multimode core. They provide low loss interfaces between single-mode and multimode systems, where the precise optical mapping between cores and individual modes is unimportant. (C) 2015 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-167
Number of pages61
JournalAdvances in Optics and Photonics
Volume7
Issue number2
Early online date13 Apr 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • ULTRAFAST-LASER INSCRIPTION
  • MULTIMODE WAVE-GUIDE
  • FIBER BRAGG GRATINGS
  • SINGLE-MODE FIBERS
  • NULL TAPER COUPLER
  • FEMTOSECOND LASER
  • OPTICAL-FIBERS
  • ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENTATION
  • MULTICORE FIBER
  • OH SUPPRESSION

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Birks, T. A., Gris-Sanchez, I., Yerolatsitis, S., Leon-Saval, S. G., & Thomson, R. R. (2015). The photonic lantern. Advances in Optics and Photonics, 7(2), 107-167. https://doi.org/10.1364/AOP.7.000107