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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 13845–13856

Experimental reconstruction of bands in solid core photonic bandgap fibres using acoustic gratings

Boris T. Kuhlmey, Feng Luan, Libin Fu, Dong-Il Yeom, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Aimin Wang, and Jonathan C. Knight  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 13845-13856 (2008)

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We present the first characterisation of cladding modes of a low-index contrast all-solid photonic bandgap fiber using an acousto-optic long-period grating. We experimentally measure the relative band diagrams of the cladding, visualise the fields of the cladding modes in the near field, and find both to be in good agreement with simulations. Our measurements and simulations show that the bands of the cladding are very sensitive to actual details of the structure.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: June 6, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2008
Published: August 22, 2008

Boris T. Kuhlmey, Feng Luan, Libin Fu, Dong-Il Yeom, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Aimin Wang, and Jonathan C. Knight, "Experimental reconstruction of bands in solid core photonic bandgap fibres using acoustic gratings," Opt. Express 16, 13845-13856 (2008)

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