Fractal Fiber Bundle Design for Suppressing Interfiber Crosstalk

ID# 2018-4884
Example fiber bundle

Technology Summary

Crosstalk is a major issue in optical fiber bundles caused by optical fibers being brought very close together thus limiting the capacity or resolution. The proposed invention presents a way to minimize crosstalk by selecting the radii of the fibers in a fractal pattern. The fractal structure is designed to maximally localize eigenstates which minimizes the crosstalk between waveguides in a waveguide array.

Application & Market Utility

Optimizing the capacity of optical fibers is beneficial for the feilds of telecommunications and medical imaging, specifically endoscopies. Ultimately, by minimizing crosstalk, one is able to increase the amount of information sent across the optical fibers in a given time and increase the resolution in imaging applications.

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