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Design of mode-sorting asymmetric Y-junctions

Riesen, Nicolas; Love, John D

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The theory of mode-sorting in bimodal asymmetric Y-junctions is extended to multimode asymmetric Y-junctions with multiple output arms. This theory allows for the optimization of these mode-sorting planar structures. Asymmetric Y-junctions provide unique opportunities for spatial mode division multiplexing (MDM) of optical fiber. Spatial MDM is considered paramount to overcoming the bandwidth limitations of single-mode fiber. The design criteria presented in this paper facilitate their design.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-05-20
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/101430
Source: Applied optics
DOI: 10.1364/AO.51.002778

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