Multicore Fibers

Single Mode & Multimode Fibers

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Overview

Based on our original telecom experience of making Twincore fibers for the Add/drop mutiplexers, iXblue in collaboration with Photonics Bretagne is now offering Multicore fibers for shape and temperature/strain sensing.

Multicore fibers can be used in a large variety of sensing application where the need to reduce the global footprint is also required for cables and connectors.

Multicore fibers have photosensitive cores, allowing Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) inscription and can be tailored to match the exact customer specifications.

Highlights

Benefits & Features

  • Multiple cores
  • Photosensitive core for FBG inscription
  • Suitable when reduced space is required
  • Custom designs possible from 4 to 12 cores
  • Active & rare earth doped multicore fiber on request

Applications

  • Shape sensing
  • Temperature and Strain Sensors
  • Telecoms

Main Specifications

Datasheet

Products

Fiber type
Product Specification Datasheet
Single Mode Fibers
IXF-MC-7-SM-1550 7 cores PDF More info
IXC-FAN-7-SM-1550 Fan-out PDF More info
IXF-MC-12-PAS-6 12 cores passive PDF More info
Double Clad Fibers
IXF-2CF-MC12-EY-6 12 cores Er/Yb co-doped PDF More info
IXF-2CF-MC12-PAS-6 12 cores passive PDF More info

Publication

  • Power efficient all-fiberized 12-core erbium/ytterbium doped optical amplifier

    G. Mélin, T. Robin (iXblue); R. Kerampran, S. Bordais (Lumibird); A. Monteville, D. Landais, T. Taunay (Photonics Bretagne); A. Lebreton, Y. Jaouën (TELECOM Paris)

    Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) – March 2020

    20dB gain in C-band with only 5.3W of pump is achieved with an all-fiberized 12-core Er/Yb doped fiber amplifier. This result is a first step towards SDM transmission including power efficient amplifiers and ROADM.

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