Mode-Division Multiplexing has grown remarkably over the last few years. MDM involves using the different modes of few- or multi-mode optical fibers as unique data channels such that the capacity of the optical fiber can be scaled. One of the key challenges with this approach is finding a practical way of actually exciting and separating the fiber modes.
The mode multiplexers developed by Modular Photonics overcome this challenge with market-leading performance. They can be used for Research & Teaching into mode-division multiplexing, fiber sensing and nonlinear optics.
The LPMUX series of multiplexers are based on integrated tapered mode couplers allowing for several standard single-mode inputs to be converted into the individual LP modes of a few- or multi-mode fiber. The LPMUX series of mode multiplexers allow for low loss, high mode-selectivity and ultra-wideband performance beyond the telecomm bands. The entry-level LPMUX3 multiplexer can be used for multiplexing or demultiplexing of the LP01, LP11a and LP11b modes.
Modular Photonics products are assembled using industry standard alignment processes, allowing for reliable and low-loss connections for operation in telecoms environments.
Note: Devices operating within custom wavelength ranges can also be ordered (between 600 -1700 nm).
The LPMUX Series of compact mode multiplexers.
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Modular Photonics also offers rack-based solutions (see LPMUX-R Series).