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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 2 — Jan. 27, 2014
  • pp: 1990–1996

Acousto-optic resonant coupling of three spatial modes in an optical fiber

Hee Su Park and Kwang Yong Song  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 1990-1996 (2014)

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A fiber-optic analogue to an externally driven three-level quantum state is demonstrated by acousto-optic coupling of the spatial modes in a few-mode fiber. Under the condition analogous to electromagnetically induced transparency, a narrow-bandwidth transmission within an absorption band for the fundamental mode is demonstrated. The presented structure is an efficient converter between the fundamental mode and the higher-order modes that cannot be easily addressed by previous techniques, therefore can play a significant role in the next-generation space-division multiplexing communications as an arbitrarily mode-selectable router.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: December 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2014
Published: January 23, 2014

Hee Su Park and Kwang Yong Song, "Acousto-optic resonant coupling of three spatial modes in an optical fiber," Opt. Express 22, 1990-1996 (2014)

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