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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 12 — Jun. 11, 2007
  • pp: 7876–7887

Transverse coupling to the core of a photonic crystal fiber: the photo-inscription of gratings

Graham D. Marshall, Dougal J. Kan, Ara A. Asatryan, Lindsay C. Botten, and Michael J. Withford  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. 7876-7887 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.007876


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Abstract

The effect of the microstructure on transversely coupled laser light into the core of a photonic crystal fiber is investigated. Computational two-dimensional modeling and direct experimental measurements indicate that there exist angles and positions of the fiber microstructure, relative to a transversely launched laser beam, that preferentially couple laser light into the fiber core. The implications of these observations on long period and fiber-Bragg grating fabrication in photonic crystal fibers are discussed.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: April 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2007
Published: June 8, 2007

Citation
Graham D. Marshall, Dougal J. Kan, Ara A. Asatryan, Lindsay C. Botten, and Michael J. Withford, "Transverse coupling to the core of a photonic crystal fiber: the photo-inscription of gratings," Opt. Express 15, 7876-7887 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-12-7876


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