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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 7 — Mar. 31, 2008
  • pp: 4631–4638

Polarization coupling in a highly birefringent photonic crystal fiber by torsional acoustic wave

Kwang Jo Lee, Kee Suk Hong, Hyun Chul Park, and Byoung Yoon Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 7, pp. 4631-4638 (2008)

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We demonstrate and analyze the acousto-optic coupling between two optical polarization modes of the LP01 mode propagating in a highly birefringent photonic crystal fiber. The coupling is realized based on wavelength selective acousto-optic coupling by traveling torsional acoustic wave in an all-fiber tunable polarization filter configuration. The dispersion properties of the torsional acoustic wave in the photonic crystal fiber and the influence of axial non-uniformity in the modal birefringence on the filter transmission are discussed in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: January 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2008
Published: March 19, 2008

Kwang Jo Lee, Kee Suk Hong, Hyun Chul Park, and Byoung Yoon Kim, "Polarization coupling in a highly birefringent photonic crystal fiber by torsional acoustic wave," Opt. Express 16, 4631-4638 (2008)

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