OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 26 — Dec. 24, 2007
  • pp: 17954–17959

Slow light with flat or offset band edges in few-mode fiber with two gratings

Andrey A. Sukhorukov, C. J. Handmer, C. Martijn de Sterke, and M. J. Steel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 26, pp. 17954-17959 (2007)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (343 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We consider mode coupling in multimode optical fibers using either two Bragg gratings or a Bragg grating and a long-period grating. We show that the magnitude of the band edge curvature can be controlled leading to a flat, quartic band-edge or to two band edges at distinct, nonequivalent k-values, allowing precise control of slow light propagation.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics

ToC Category:
Slow and Fast Light

Original Manuscript: October 29, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 8, 2007
Published: December 17, 2007

Andrey A. Sukhorukov, C. J. Handmer, C. M. de Sterke, and M. J. Steel, "Slow light with flat or offset band edges in few-mode fiber with two gratings," Opt. Express 15, 17954-17959 (2007)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. J. T. Mok, C. M. de Sterke, I. C. M. Littler, and B. J. Eggleton, "Dispersionless slow light using gap solitons," Nature Physics 2,775-780 (2006). [CrossRef]
  2. X. Letartre, C. Seassal, C. Grillet, P. Rojo Romeo, P. Viktorovitch, M. L. d’Yerville, D. Cassagne, and C. Jouanin, "Group velocity and propagation losses measurement in a singleline photonic-crystal waveguide on InP membranes," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79,2312-2314 (2001). [CrossRef]
  3. A. Figotin and I. Vitebskiy, "Gigantic transmission band-edge resonance in periodic stacks of anisotropic layers," Phys. Rev. E 72,036619-12 (2005). [CrossRef]
  4. M. Ibanescu, S. G. Johnson, D. Roundy, C. Luo, Y. Fink, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "Anomalous dispersion relations by symmetry breaking in axially uniform waveguides," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92,063903-4 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. M. Ibanescu, S. G. Johnson, D. Roundy, Y. Fink, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "Microcavity confinement based on an anomalous zero group-velocity waveguide mode," Opt. Lett. 30,552-554 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. Y. Cao, R. Hudgins, T. J. Suleski, M. A. Fiddy, J. Raquet, K. Burbank, M. Graham, and P. Sanger, "1-D Photonic Crystal Exhibiting Degenerate Band Edge to Slow Light," In Slow and Fast Light Technical Digest, p. ME16 (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, 2006).
  7. A. Yu. Petrov and M. Eich, "Zero dispersion at small group velocities in photonic crystal waveguides," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85,4866-4868 (2004). [CrossRef]
  8. D. Mori and T. Baba, "Wideband and low dispersion slow light by chirped photonic crystal coupled waveguide," Opt. Express 13,9398-9408 (2005), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-23-9398. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. J. U. Kang, X. B. Xie, and J. Khurgin, "Group velocity modified Ti-diffused LiNbO3 waveguides with dual Bragg gratings," Electron. Lett. 38,1049-1051 (2002). [CrossRef]
  10. T. Erdogan and J. E. Sipe, "Tilted fiber phase gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13,296-313 (1996). [CrossRef]
  11. S. K. Case, "Coupled-wave theory for multiply exposed thick holographic gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65,724-729 (1975). [CrossRef]
  12. V. Mizrahi and J. E. Sipe, "Optical-properties of photosensitive fiber phase gratings," J. Lightwave Technol. 11,1513-1517 (1993). [CrossRef]
  13. A. Yariv, "Frustration of Bragg reflection by cooperative dual-mode interference: a new mode of optical propagation," Opt. Lett. 23,1835-1836 (1998). [CrossRef]
  14. K. S. Lee and T. Erdogan, "Fiber mode conversion with tilted gratings in an optical fiber," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18,1176-1185 (2001). [CrossRef]
  15. R. J. P. Engelen, Y. Sugimoto, Y. Watanabe, J. P. Korterik, N. Ikeda, N. F. Hulst, van, K. Asakawa, and L. Kuipers, "The effect of higher-order dispersion on slow light propagation in photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 14,1658-1672 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-4-1658. [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited