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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.017954


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Abstract

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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-26-17954


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