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7 February 2015 Six mode multi-plane light converter for mode-selective spatial multiplexing
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We report a six mode spatial multiplexer with high efficiency and high mode selectivity, based on the technique of Multi-Plane Light Conversion (MPLC). Using this mode selective multiplexer, we demonstrate a total insertion loss in a six-mode fiber below 5 dB and a mode-to-mode selectivity greater than 20 dB over a broad wavelength range from 1530 to 1565 nm. Furthermore, this device can address any spatial mode profile of any few-mode fiber with high fidelity. This mode-multiplexer proves to be fully compatible with a wavelength- and space-division multiplexed optical transmission line.
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Pu Jian, Guillaume Labroille, Bertrand Denolle, Philippe Genevaux, Nicolas Barré, Olivier Pinel, and Jean-François Morizur "Six mode multi-plane light converter for mode-selective spatial multiplexing", Proc. SPIE 9389, Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems IV, 93890A (7 February 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2079201
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