Quantum Photonics Seminar

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Off-campus address: 
25 Templeton, room 233
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Free of charge
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Caroline Boudoux

Laboratory of Optical Diagnoses and Imagery Director at Polytechnique Montreal


Title: Double-clad fiber couplers: from laboratory to market

Abstract: Double-clad fiber couplers combine the properties of single-mode fiber light delivery with high efficiency collection provided by multimode fibers. They are used is multiple sensing and imaging applications including surface plasmon resonance, optical coherence tomography, confocal and nonlinear microscopy. Recent work from our laboratory allowed increasing their performance to quasi-lossless transmission through the single-mode core combined with >85% transfer efficiency of multimode light. This presentation will focus on novel double-clad fiber coupler designs as well as on the brief history of their commercialization.