Accession Number : AD1015154

Title :   Supermodes in Coupled Multi-Core Waveguide Structures

Descriptive Note : Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author : University of Central Florida, Orlando Orlando United States

Personal Author(s) : Xia,Cen ; Schulzgen,Axel ; Li,Guifang ; Christodoulides,Demetrios ; Antonio-Lopez,Jose E ; Correa,Rodrigo A ; Eftekhar,M A

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Report Date : 01 Apr 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Optical supermode dynamics are nowadays receiving an ever increasing attention in mode-division multiplexing applications. In this paper, we systematically analyze and characterize these modes in various structures based on coupled-mode theory. In particular, we investigate the structure of supermodes in honeycomb multi-ring arrangements of any size. In addition, we show that higher order supermodes in coupled few-mode multi-core waveguide arrays can be strongly affected by angle-dependent couplings, leading to different modal field profiles. Analytical solutions are provided for linear, rectangular, and ring arrays. Higher order supermodes are observed for the first time in a coupled few-mode three-core fiber system using the S2 imaging method.

Descriptors :   optical waveguides , optical fibers , fiberoptic communications , multiplexing , microstructure

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE