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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 14 — Jul. 4, 2011
  • pp: 12913–12918

Long period grating assistant photonic crystal fiber modal interferometer

Zhoulu Sun, Yan-ge Liu, Zhi Wang, Boyin Tai, Tingting Han, Bo Liu, Wentao Cui, Huifeng Wei, and Weijun Tong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 14, pp. 12913-12918 (2011)

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A novel in-fiber modal interferometer based on a long period grating (LPG) inscribed in a two-mode all-solid photonic bandgap fiber (AS-PBGF) is presented. After inserting a small piece of the AS-PBGF into two sections of standard single-mode fiber (SMF) via being spliced slight core offset, LPG is inscribed in the AS-PBGF. The LPG is especially designed to realize the coupling between two core modes of LP01 and LP11 in the AS-PBGF. Two core modes LP01 and LP11 of the AS-PBGF are excited firstly at the input spliced point and actualized energy exchange when they pass through the LPG. Then the two beams will interfere at the output spliced point to form a high-contrast in-fiber modal interferometer. The proposed interferometer has some advantages such as configuration compact, high interference contrast and the wavelength spacing well controlled by changing the position of the LPG without changing the total length of AS-PBGF.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2011
Published: June 20, 2011

Zhoulu Sun, Yan-ge Liu, Zhi Wang, Boyin Tai, Tingting Han, Bo Liu, Wentao Cui, Huifeng Wei, and Weijun Tong, "Long period grating assistant photonic crystal fiber modal interferometer," Opt. Express 19, 12913-12918 (2011)

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