Article - Fiber Port Cluster

Fiber Port Cluster Article
Fiber Port Cluster Article

Fiber Port Cluster

Rugged, modular and fiber coupled beam splitting and combining units
by Anja Krischke, Michael Schulz, Christian Knothe and Ulrich Oechsner

A stabile measurement setup is fundamental for the success of an experiment, e.g. in quantum optics. A major cause of frustration and error is the need to continuously readjust opto-mechanical equipment because of their instabilities. 

By using fiber optics, both stability and convenience are significantly increased compared with standard breadboard setups. A fiber port cluster, for example, can split the radiation from one or more light sources and distribute it on several polarization-maintaining output fibers with high efficiency. 

The assurance of stability in the opto-mechanics means that the full focus can be set on the experiment (and not the equipment). [more]