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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 18 — Sep. 4, 2006
  • pp: 8088–8095

Widely tunable, acousto-optic resonances in Chalcogenide As2Se3 fiber

I. C. M. Littler, L. B. Fu, E. C. Mägi, D. Pudo, and B. J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 18, pp. 8088-8095 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.008088


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Abstract

We report for the first time acousto-optical transmission resonances in a non-silica fiber. The resonances, generated in highly nonlinear, single-mode Chalcogenide (As2Se3) fiber, are up to -9 dB deep and tunable over 235 nm around 1450 nm by varying the frequency of an acoustic wave propagating in the fiber, creating a variable period long period grating. The material properties of Chalcogenide modify the acoustic wave propagation leading to a different frequency range of operation when compared to Silica fiber. A tunable resonant structure in this medium opens up possibilities for all-optical processing and mid-IR applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 15, 2006
Published: September 1, 2006

Citation
I. C. M. Littler, L. B. Fu, E. C. Mägi, D. Pudo, and B. J. Eggleton, "Widely tunable, acousto-optic resonances in Chalcogenide As2Se3 fiber," Opt. Express 14, 8088-8095 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-18-8088


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