Design of Multi-core Fiber Patch Panel for Space Division Multiplexing Implementations

Luz E. Gonzalez*, Alvaro Morales, Simon Rommel, Bo Foged Jørgensen, N. Porras-Montenegro, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

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A multi-core fiber (MCF) patch panel was designed, allowing easy coupling of individual signals to and from a 7-core MCF. The device was characterized, measuring insertion loss and cross talk, finding highest insertion loss and lowest crosstalk at 1300 nm with values of 9.7 dB and -36.5 dB respectively, while at 1600 nm insertion loss drops to 4.8 dB and crosstalk increases to -24.1 dB. Two MCF splices between the fan-in module, the MCF, and the fan-out module are included in the characterization, and splicing parameters are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFiber and Integrated Optics
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)57-65
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Fiber splicing
  • Multi-core fiber


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