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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 16 — Aug. 7, 2006
  • pp: 7319–7328

Acoustooptic characterization of a birefringent two-mode photonic crystal fiber

Magnus W. Haakestad and Helge E. Engan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 16, pp. 7319-7328 (2006)

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The effect of axial variations in acoustooptic phase-mismatch coefficient of a two-mode birefringent photonic crystal fiber (PCF) is studied experimentally using two different methods. The first method is to determine axial non-uniformities directly from the transmission spectrum, while the second method is to use acoustic pulses. Both methods are seen to be in good agreement. It is found that axial non-uniformities increase the coupling bandwidth significantly as compared to an axially uniform fiber. The effect of acoustic birefringence is also considered.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: June 12, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2006
Published: August 7, 2006

Magnus W. Haakestad and Helge E. Engan, "Acoustooptic characterization of a birefringent two-mode photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 14, 7319-7328 (2006)

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