Femtosecond Laser Written Integrated Spatial Multiplexers for Few-Mode Multicore Fibre

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Riesen, Nicolas (Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) and School of Physical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia)
Gross, Simon; Withford, Michael J. (Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), MQ Photonics Research Centre, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)
Love, John D. (Research School of Physics and Engineering (RSPE), The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
Sasaki, Yusuke (Advanced Technology Laboratory, Fujikura Ltd. 1440, Mutsuzaki, Sakura, Chiba, Japan)

We demonstrate compact femtosecond laser written 3D spatial multiplexers for few-mode multicore fibre operating across the C+L bands. The integrated tapered mode couplers feature direct mode-selectivity, excellent mode extinction ratios (up to 25 dB) and low insertion loss (~2 dB).