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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 16, 2009
  • pp: 2348–2357

Axial strain dependence of all-fiber acousto-optic tunable filters

Kwang Jo Lee, In-Kag Hwang, Hyun Chul Park, and Byoung Yoon Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 2348-2357 (2009)

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We report the axial strain dependence of two types of all-fiber acousto-optic tunable filters based on flexural and torsional acoustic waves. Experimental observation of the resonant wavelength shift under applied axial strain could be explained by theoretical consideration of the combination of acoustic and optical effects. We discuss the possibility of suppressing the strain effect in the filters, or conversely, the possibility of using the strain dependence for wavelength tuning or strain sensors.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2009
Published: February 5, 2009

Kwang Jo Lee, In-Kag Hwang, Hyun Chul Park, and Byoung Yoon Kim, "Axial strain dependence of all-fiber acousto-optic tunable filters," Opt. Express 17, 2348-2357 (2009)

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