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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17972–17981

Dynamic control of higher-order modes in hollow-core photonic crystal fibers

T. G. Euser, G. Whyte, M. Scharrer, J. S. Y. Chen, A. Abdolvand, J. Nold, C. F. Kaminski, and P. St.J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17972-17981 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.017972


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Abstract

We present a versatile method for selective mode coupling into higher-order modes of photonic crystal fibers, using holograms electronically generated by a spatial light modulator. The method enables non-mechanical and completely repeatable changes in the coupling conditions. We have excited higher order modes up to LP31 in hollow-core photonic crystal fibers. The reproducibility of the coupling allows direct comparison of the losses of different guided modes in both hollow-core bandgap and kagome-lattice photonic crystal fibers. Our results are also relevant to applications in which the intensity distribution of the light inside the fiber is important, such as particle- or atom-guidance.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: September 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2008
Published: October 21, 2008

Citation
T. G. Euser, G. Whyte, M. Scharrer, J. S. Y. Chen, A. Abdolvand, J. Nold, C. F. Kaminski, and P. St. J. Russell, "Dynamic control of higher-order modes in hollow-core photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 16, 17972-17981 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-22-17972


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