Low-loss Fiber-bundle-type Fan-in/Fan-out Device for 6-mode 19-core Fiber

OFC Conference (2017)

Section : Fiber Networks
Publication date: 2017

Authors: Kota Shikama, Yoshiteru Abe, Hirotaka Ono, and Atsushi Aratake
NTT Device Technology Laboratories, NTT Corporation, 3-1 Morinosato Wakamiya, Atsugi-city, Kanagawa, 243-198 Japan

Optical Fiber Communication Conference, M3G.3 (2017)


We describe a low-loss fiber-bundle-type fan-in/fan-out device for 6-mode 19-core fiber, which achieves physical-contact connection. We suppress the mode-dependent loss of the device by accurately arranging fibers and utilizing a precise rotational alignment mechanism.