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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 14 — Jul. 10, 2006
  • pp: 6428–6433

Control of the wavelength dependent thermo-optic coefficients in structured fibres

H.R. Sørensen, J. Canning, J. Lægsgaard, and K. Hansen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 14, pp. 6428-6433 (2006)

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By controlling the fibre geometry, the fraction of optical field within the holes and the inserted material of a photonic crystal fibre, we demonstrate that it is possible to engineer any arbitrary wavelength-dependent thermo-optic coefficient. The possibility of making a fibre with a zero temperature dependent thermo-optic coefficient, ideal for packaging of structured fibre gratings, is proposed and explored.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2006
Published: July 10, 2006

Henrik R. Sørensen, John Canning, Jesper Lægsgaard, and Kim Hansen, "Control of the wavelength dependent thermo-optic coefficients in structured fibres," Opt. Express 14, 6428-6433 (2006)

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