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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 5 — Mar. 8, 2004
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Analysis for long period fiber gratings using thermal kernel function

Jinho Bae, Jun Kye Bae, Sang Hyuck Kim, Sang Bae Lee, and Joohwan Chun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 797-810 (2004)
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Abstract

To analyze the various LPFGs with thermal changes, we present how makes the kernel function to translate the information of thermal change into the coupling coefficient and detuning factor changed by temperature. We propose the extended fundamental matrix model with the proposed kernel function. To verify the validity of the proposed model experimentally, we have manufactured the LPFG structures with the thermal changes using the divided coil heater. We have observed that the transmission spectra calculated using the proposed model are close to the corresponding measured spectra in the wavelength band of interest.

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1. Introduction

Long period fiber gratings (LPFG) are formed by exposing a single mode fiber segment with a KrF excimer laser (248 nm) through an amplitude mask. In an LPFG, there is one fundamental core mode and multiple cladding modes, which all propagate in the same (forward) direction. Due to their unique features such as low insertion loss, low back-reflection and excellent polarization insensitivity, the LPFG have attracted great interest in the optical telecommunication and sensor applications [1

1. A. M. Vengsarkar, P. J. Lemaire, J. B. Judkins, V. Bhatia, T Erdogan, and J. E. Sipe, “Long-Period Fiber Gratings as Band-Rejection Filters,” J. Lightwave Technol. 14, 58–64 (1996). [CrossRef]

]. Many researchers have studied the various LPFGs like the gain equalizers of the optical fiber amplifier [2

2. J. Bae, J. Chun, and S. B. Lee, “Two methods for synthesizing the long period fiber gratings with the inverted Erbium gain spectrum,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. part 2 , 38, L819–L822 (1999) [CrossRef]

, 3

3. Y. Liu, J. A. R. Williams, L. Zhang, and I. Bennion, “Phase shifted and cascaded long-period fiber gratings,” Opt. Commun. 164, 27–31 (1999). [CrossRef]

, 4

4. M. Harumoto, M. Shigehara, and H. Suganuma, “Gain-flattening filter using lonp-period fiber gratings,” J. Light-wave Technol. 21, 1027–1033 (2002). [CrossRef]

], the wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) isolation fiber filters [5

5. X. Gu, “Wavelength-division multiplexing isolation fiber filter and light source using cascaded long-period fiber gratings,” Opt. Lett. 23, 509–590 (1998). [CrossRef]

], the band rejection filters [1

1. A. M. Vengsarkar, P. J. Lemaire, J. B. Judkins, V. Bhatia, T Erdogan, and J. E. Sipe, “Long-Period Fiber Gratings as Band-Rejection Filters,” J. Lightwave Technol. 14, 58–64 (1996). [CrossRef]

, 6

6. A. Othonos and K. Kalli, Fiber Bragg Gratings - Fundamentals and Applications in Telecommunications and Sensing, (Artech House, Boston, 1999).

], and the sensors [8

8. A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlanc, K. P. Koo, C. G. Askins, M. A. putnam, and E. J. Friebele, “Fiber Grating Sensors,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442–1463 (1997). [CrossRef]

]. In particular, several researchers have presented about the temperature sensors [7

7. Y. Han, C. S. Kim, U. C. Paek, and Y. Chung, “Performance enhancement of long period fiber gratings for strain and temperature sensing,” IEICE Trans. Electron. E83-C, 1–6 (2000).

, 8

8. A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlanc, K. P. Koo, C. G. Askins, M. A. putnam, and E. J. Friebele, “Fiber Grating Sensors,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442–1463 (1997). [CrossRef]

] and the various tunable filters using the temperature sensitivity of the LPFG [9

9. J. K. Bae, S. H. Kim, J. H. Kim, J. Bae, S. B. Lee, and J. M Jeong, “Spectral shape tunable band-rejection filter using a long-period fiber grating with divided coil heaters,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 407–409 (2003). [CrossRef]

, 10

10. S. Matsumoto, T. Ohira, M. Takabayashi, and K. Yoshiara, “Tunable dispersion equalizer with a divided thin-film heater for 40-Gb/s RZ transmissions,” IEEE Photon. Technol. 13, 827–829 (2001). [CrossRef]

]. The central points of their study are proposed about the physical phenomenon of the LPFG varied by the thermal change [7

7. Y. Han, C. S. Kim, U. C. Paek, and Y. Chung, “Performance enhancement of long period fiber gratings for strain and temperature sensing,” IEICE Trans. Electron. E83-C, 1–6 (2000).

] and the manufacture of the tunable filter system [9

9. J. K. Bae, S. H. Kim, J. H. Kim, J. Bae, S. B. Lee, and J. M Jeong, “Spectral shape tunable band-rejection filter using a long-period fiber grating with divided coil heaters,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 407–409 (2003). [CrossRef]

, 10

10. S. Matsumoto, T. Ohira, M. Takabayashi, and K. Yoshiara, “Tunable dispersion equalizer with a divided thin-film heater for 40-Gb/s RZ transmissions,” IEEE Photon. Technol. 13, 827–829 (2001). [CrossRef]

]. However to accurately analyze the LPFGs with the thermal changes, we need the kernel function to calculate the the coupling coefficient and detuning factor changed by the thermal change. In general, the kernel function is a weighting function used in non-parametric function estimation. In this paper, we will proposed how to find a thermal kernel function used for the analysis of the LPFGs.

The characteristics of the LPFG can be analyzed based on the coupled mode theory [11

11. T. Erdogan, “Fiber Grating Spectra,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1277–1294 (1997). [CrossRef]

, 12

12. T. Erdogan, “Cladding-mode resonances in short- and long- period fiber grating filters,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14, 1760–1773 (1997). [CrossRef]

] derived from the Maxwell equations, and the fundamental matrix model [11

11. T. Erdogan, “Fiber Grating Spectra,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1277–1294 (1997). [CrossRef]

, 13

13. M. Yamada and K. Sakuda, “Analysis of almost-periodic distributed feedback slab waveguides via a fundamental matrix approach,” Appl. Opt. 26, 3474–3478 (1987). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

, 14

14. J. Bae, J. Chun, and S. B. Lee, “Multiport Lattice Filter Model for Long-Period Fiber Gratings,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 39, 6576–6577 (2000). [CrossRef]

]. In these models, fundamental matrix model have generally used to the analyzing the non-uniform LPFG. However analysis of the various LPFGs with the thermal change using these tools is very difficult, so we proposed the extended fundamental matrix model using the proposed kernel function, which can be analyzed the various LPFGs with the thermal changes.

In this paper, we present the method to determine the kernel function from several spectra measured along thermal changes. Thereafter we propose an accurate and versatile extended fundamental matrix model with the kernel function considering the thermal changes. To verify the validity of the proposed analysis method, we have fabricated the LPFGs with the thermal changes using the divided coil heater, and their experimental results compared with theoretical ones will be presented.

2. Thermal kernel function

The behavior of an LPFG can be analyzed using the coupled mode equations [11

11. T. Erdogan, “Fiber Grating Spectra,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1277–1294 (1997). [CrossRef]

] which can be derived from the Maxwell equations. Consider the uniform long period gratings which are modulated by the induced index change Δn along the z-direction. In this paper, for the sake of simplicity, we model the refractive index n(z) in the core as being of the form [6

6. A. Othonos and K. Kalli, Fiber Bragg Gratings - Fundamentals and Applications in Telecommunications and Sensing, (Artech House, Boston, 1999).

, 12

12. T. Erdogan, “Cladding-mode resonances in short- and long- period fiber grating filters,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14, 1760–1773 (1997). [CrossRef]

]

n(z)=nco+Δn(1+cos(2πΛz)),0zL,
(1)

where nco is the unperturbed refractive index, Λ is the period of the grating, and L is the length of the LPFG. The duty cycle in (1) is 50%.

Fig. 1. Block diagram for the coupled mode equations with the kernel function.

The interaction between the amplitude of the fundamental core mode (LP 01) and the ith cladding mode (LP 0i) can be represented by the simplified coupled mode equations [11

11. T. Erdogan, “Fiber Grating Spectra,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1277–1294 (1997). [CrossRef]

, 12

12. T. Erdogan, “Cladding-mode resonances in short- and long- period fiber grating filters,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14, 1760–1773 (1997). [CrossRef]

],

dA(z)dz=jδA(z)+jκB(z),
dB(z)dz=jδB(z)+jκ*A(z),
(2)

where A(z) and B(z) are, respectively, the complex amplitudes of the fundamental core mode and of the i th cladding mode, κ and δ are the coupling coefficient and detuning factor between the fundamental core mode and the i th cladding mode, and j≜√-1. For the boundary condition A(0)=1 and B(0)=0, the solutions of the coupled mode equations are

A(z)=cos(κ2+δ2z)+jδκ2+δ2sin(κ2+δ2z),
(3)
B(z)=jκκ2+δ2sin(κ2+δ2z).
(4)

Many researchers have studied that the spectrum of the LPFG was changed by temperature [7

7. Y. Han, C. S. Kim, U. C. Paek, and Y. Chung, “Performance enhancement of long period fiber gratings for strain and temperature sensing,” IEICE Trans. Electron. E83-C, 1–6 (2000).

, 8

8. A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlanc, K. P. Koo, C. G. Askins, M. A. putnam, and E. J. Friebele, “Fiber Grating Sensors,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442–1463 (1997). [CrossRef]

, 9

9. J. K. Bae, S. H. Kim, J. H. Kim, J. Bae, S. B. Lee, and J. M Jeong, “Spectral shape tunable band-rejection filter using a long-period fiber grating with divided coil heaters,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 407–409 (2003). [CrossRef]

, 10

10. S. Matsumoto, T. Ohira, M. Takabayashi, and K. Yoshiara, “Tunable dispersion equalizer with a divided thin-film heater for 40-Gb/s RZ transmissions,” IEEE Photon. Technol. 13, 827–829 (2001). [CrossRef]

]. The solutions of the coupled mode equations in Eqs. (3) and (4) are the function of κ and δ which depend on thermal change. To analyze the LPFGs with the thermal changes, we need the kernel function as shown in Fig. 1 between the coupled mode equation and the changed temperature. In Fig. 1, T is temperature, and κT and δT is the coupling coefficient and detuning factor changed by T, respectively. To find the kernel function, we measure the transmission spectra Di (i=1,2,⋯11) of LP 05 mode of a single uniform LPFG with total length L=4 cm (grating period Λ=421.15 µm and 95 gratings) along the thermal changes T={24.9, 35, 45, 55, 65.3, 75, 85, 95.2, 105.3, 115, 125.1} °C as shown in Fig. 2(a). The parameters of the fiber used in this paper are as follows:

nco=1.45248,ncl=1.44532,nair=1,rco=2.815μm,rcl=62.51μm,

where ncl is the refractive index of the cladding, nair is the refractive index of air, rco is the radius of the core, and rcl is the radius of the cladding. The used fiber to fabricate the LPFG is a boron-codoped germanosilicate fiber, which can be significantly enhanced a thermal tuning efficiency as compared with the standard telecommunication fiber in terms of the temperature sensitivity of the LPFG [15

15. X. Shu, T. Allsop, B. Gwandu, and L. Zhang, “High-temperature Sensitivity of Long-Period Grating in B-Ge Codoped Fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 818–820 (2001). [CrossRef]

].

Fig. 2. (a) Transmission spectra with thermal changes. (b) X and δ for 24.9 °C.

The κ and δ for the spectrum D 1 in Fig. 2(a) without the thermal change (in our case T=24.9°C) can be calculated as shown in Fig. 2(b) using follows:

κ=πΔnλC1λXκ24.9,
(5)
δ=2πλneffco2πλneffclπΛδ24.9,
(6)

where C is the overall integral factor between the modes [11

11. T. Erdogan, “Fiber Grating Spectra,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1277–1294 (1997). [CrossRef]

], neffco is the effective index of the core, and neffcl is the effective index of the cladding. The C,neffco , and neffcl are changed along temperature, but period Λ is ignored because of changing very small along temperature [7

7. Y. Han, C. S. Kim, U. C. Paek, and Y. Chung, “Performance enhancement of long period fiber gratings for strain and temperature sensing,” IEICE Trans. Electron. E83-C, 1–6 (2000).

]. The kernel functions for κ and δ changed by temperature are

κT=πλ(Δn+dΔnT)(C+dCT)
=πλ[(1+dCTC+dΔnTΔn)ΔnC+dΔnTdCT]
1λ(aX+b),
(7)
δT=2πλ(neffco+dneff,Tco)2πλ(neffcl+dneff,Tcl)πΛ
δ+c,
(8)

where dΔnT, dCT, dneff,Tco , and dneff,Tcl are a small change of Δn,C,neffco , and neffcl by T, respectively. The κ is a important factor for the bandwidth and the depth of the spectrum, and the δ is a very important factor for the resonance wavelength. Here, a is the function to fit the variation of the bandwidth and the depth of the spectrum, b is the function to fit the variation of the depth of the spectrum, and c is the function to fit the variation of the resonance wavelength of the spectrum. Because the variation of a, b, and c varied along wavelength in band 1490 nm and 1560 nm are very small changes, we can approximately set that there are the function of temperature as

aa0Tm+a2Tm1++am1T1+am,
bb0Tm+b2Tm1++bm1T1+bm,
cc0Tm+c2Tm1++cm1T1+cm.
(9)
Fig. 3. (a) a with thermal changes (To detailed display, we have subtracted 0.9999 from a.). (b) Attained coefficients for a. (c) b with thermal changes. (d) Attained coefficients for b. (e) c with thermal changes. (f) Attained coefficients for c.

The X and δ for 24.9 °C as shown in Fig. 2(b) can be computed from Λ=421.15 µm, Δn=0.0001652, and fiber parameters, where Δn have determined by fitting transmission spectrum in Fig. 2(a) using the generalized simulated method [16

16. I. O. Bohachevsky, M. E. Johnson, and M. L. Stein, “Generalized simulated annealing for function optimzation,” Technometrics 28, 209–217(1986). [CrossRef]

]. XT=aX+b and δT=d+c for the measured spectra (D 2,⋯,D 11) with thermal changes in Fig. 2(a) can be calculated by finding the a, b, and c as rectangles shown in Figs. 3(a), (c), and 3(e). The a, b, and c are determined by fitting the measured transmission spectra Di (D 2,⋯,D 11) as solid and dotted curves in Fig. 2(a) using the generalized simulated method. The coefficients am (m=0,1,⋯,25), bm (m=0,1,⋯,15), and cm (m=0,1,⋯,23) in Figs. 3(b), (d), and (f) for a, b, and c in (9) can determined from rectangles shown in Fig. 3(a), (c), and 3(e) as following steps: (i) To obtain more exact coefficients, there interpolate as dotted lines using cubic spline data interpolation [17

17. W. H. Press, S. A. Teukolsky, W. T. Vetterling, and B. P. Flannery, Numerical Recipes in C, 2th ed. (Cambridge, New York, 1992).

, 18

18. J. Stoer and R. Bulirsch, Introduction to Numerical Analysis, (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1980).

] in between rectangles shown in Fig. 3(a), (c), and 3(e). (ii) We can find the coefficients as shown in Fig. 3(b), (d), and (f) from optimally polynomial curve fitting as dashed lines (see Fig. 3(a), (c), and 3(e)) using a least squares method [17

17. W. H. Press, S. A. Teukolsky, W. T. Vetterling, and B. P. Flannery, Numerical Recipes in C, 2th ed. (Cambridge, New York, 1992).

, 18

18. J. Stoer and R. Bulirsch, Introduction to Numerical Analysis, (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1980).

]. In this paper, we consider the LP 05 of the uniform LPFG, but the kernel function to analyze the LPFG with the other mode [19

19. X. Shu, L. Zhang, and I Bennion “Sensitivity characteristics of long-period Fiber gratings,” J. Lightwave Technol. 20, 255–266 (2002). [CrossRef]

] have to calculated from the measured spectra of that mode. The number of the measured spectra is numerically determined as the complexity of the spectra with thermal change. We have calculated the transmission spectra Si (i=1,⋯,10) (see Fig. 2(a)) along temperatures T={30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100,110,120} °C using computation processing step with the thermal kernel function as shown in Fig. 1.

3. Analysis of the LPFGs with the thermal changes

3.1. Extended fundamental matrix model

Fig. 4. Block diagram of the extended fundamental matrix model for the LPFGs with the thermal changes.

Consider the gratings which are grouped into M sections in such a way that the grating period Λi, the refractive index ni , and thermal change Ti inside each of the M sections are uniform (see Fig. 4). The field amplitudes coming into and out from the ith section can be shown [11

11. T. Erdogan, “Fiber Grating Spectra,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1277–1294 (1997). [CrossRef]

, 13

13. M. Yamada and K. Sakuda, “Analysis of almost-periodic distributed feedback slab waveguides via a fundamental matrix approach,” Appl. Opt. 26, 3474–3478 (1987). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

] to be

[AiBi]=Fi[Ai1Bi1].
(10)

The 2×2 complex matrix Fi for LPFG with co-directional interactions is given by

Fi=[cos(ϒiLi)+jδTiϒisin(ϒiLi)jκTiϒisin(ϒiLi)jκTiϒisin(ϒiLi)cos(ϒiLi)jδTiϒisin(ϒiLi)],
(11)

where Li is the section length, and ϒi=def(κTi)2+(δTi)2 is the effective detuning, all for the ith section. The overall field amplitudes of the entire structure having M uniform sections are then

[AMBM]=F[A0B0],
FFMFM1F1[F11F12F21F22].
(12)

The overall transmission coefficient for the LPFGs tAM/A 0 with B 0=0, is easily seen to be t=F 1,1, which is the (1,1)-element of F matrix. Here the transmission coefficient is the function with coupling coefficient and detuning factor.

3.2. Examples for the proposed model

We analytically calculated the transmission spectra for the LPFGs with the thermal changes in the following examples by computing the transmission coefficient F 1,1 in (12).

3.2.1. Example1:

Because Λ=415 µm is used in this example, we have calculated the δ 24.9 as shown in Fig. 5(a). Here X and coefficients of a, b, and c have used the same ones in section II, because of the independence from L. Figures 5(b), (c), and (d) show the LP 05 mode transmission spectra in the wavelength range between 1490 nm and 1560 nm for the structure of Section 1- Section 2-Section 3 with T 1=24.9 °C, T 2=125 °C, T 3=24.9 °C and L 1=50Λ, L 2=Nx Λ (Nx ={1,5,10,20,100,300}), and L 3=50Λ.

3.2.2. Example2:

Figures 6(b), (c), and (d) show the LP 05 mode transmission spectra in the wavelength range between 1490 nm and 1560 nm for the structure of Section 1-Section 2-Section 3 with T 1=125 °C, T 2=24.9 °C, T 3=125 °C and L 1=50Λ, L 2=Nx Λ (Nx ={1,5,10,20,100,300}), and L 3=50Λ, where Λ=427.85 µm. Figure 6(a) shows the calculated δ 24.9 for Λ.

3.2.3. Example3:

Figures 7(a) and (b) show the LP 05 mode transmission spectra in the wavelength range between 1490 nm and 1560 nm for the structure of Section 1-Section 2-Section 3. The structure of Fig. 7(a) are composed of T 1=24.9 °C, T 2=tx °C (tx ={24.9,50,100,125}), T 3=24.9 °C and L 1=50Λ, L 2=5Λ, and L 3=50Λ, where Λ=415 µm. The structure of Fig. 7(b) are composed of T 1=125 °C, T 2=tx °C (tx ={24.9,50,100,125}), T 3=125 °C and L 1=50Λ, L 2=5Λ, and L 3=50Λ, where Λ=427.85 µm. We can show that the Figs. 7(a) and 7(b) have a symmetrical spectrum figures.

Fig. 5. (a) δ 24.9 for Λ=415 µm. (b) Transmission spectra for Nx . (c) Transmission spectrum for Nx =100. (d) Transmission spectrum for Nx =300.

In these examples, we can see that the spectra shown in Figs. 5, 6, and 7 are the same effect as the phase-shifted and cascaded LPFGs [3

3. Y. Liu, J. A. R. Williams, L. Zhang, and I. Bennion, “Phase shifted and cascaded long-period fiber gratings,” Opt. Commun. 164, 27–31 (1999). [CrossRef]

, 20

20. H. Kim, J. Bae, J. W. Lee, J. Chun, and S. B. Lee, “Analysis of Concatenated Long Period Fiber Gratings Having Phase-Shifted and Cascaded Effects,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 42, 5098–5101 (2003). [CrossRef]

]. The spectrum of Section 2 with large Nx shifted by the thermal change have shaped new band-rejection filter as shown in Figs. 5(c) and 6(c). This type of device can be used as a multiband isolation and band rejection filter, and a multiband isolation filter for the WDM communication system.

4. Experimental results

4.1. Experimental setup

Figure 8(a) shows a experimental setup for the tunable optical fiber grating filter with the thermal changes using the LPFGs with the divided Ni-Cr coil heater [9

9. J. K. Bae, S. H. Kim, J. H. Kim, J. Bae, S. B. Lee, and J. M Jeong, “Spectral shape tunable band-rejection filter using a long-period fiber grating with divided coil heaters,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 407–409 (2003). [CrossRef]

, 10

10. S. Matsumoto, T. Ohira, M. Takabayashi, and K. Yoshiara, “Tunable dispersion equalizer with a divided thin-film heater for 40-Gb/s RZ transmissions,” IEEE Photon. Technol. 13, 827–829 (2001). [CrossRef]

]. The divided coil heater is composed of 64 coil heater sections which can be individually controlled until the maximum 64 sections. The length of each coil heater elements is 2300 µm, where the spacing of each heater element is 200 µm, the inner diameter was 300 µm, and the turn number of each coil is 12 turns (see Fig. 8 (b)). The divided coil heater is held on substrate by high temperature silicon as shown in Figs. 8 (b) and (d) normal fiber holder is used to minimize the induced bending of fiber. The controller adjusts the ratio of electric powers of each coil heater section independently to make an appropriate temperature distribution in the LPFG. The refraction index of each LPFG sections are independently modified with the temperature variation of each coil heater and a single uniform LPFG can be tuned as the piecewise-uniform LPFG sections. Each coil heater section can be heated up to 125°C in the room temperature, with an electrical power of less than 0.09 W. A fan cooler, above the coil heater, was used for heat sinking and preventing thermal transmission to other section (see Fig. 8(c)).

Fig. 6. (a) δ 24.9 for Λ=427.85 µm. (b) Transmission spectra for Nx . (c) Transmission spectrum for Nx =100. (d) Transmission spectrum for Nx =300.
Fig. 7. (a) Transmission spectra for thermal changes (Λ=415 µm). (b) Transmission spectra for thermal changes (Λ=427.85 µm).
Fig. 8. (a) Our experimental setup. (b) Equivalent block diagram of (a). (c) Prototype of a tunable LPFGs controlled by temeprature. (d) Ni-Cr coil and control circuit board.
Fig. 9. (a) Transmission spectrum for 24.9 °C. (b) X and δ for 24.9 °C.
Fig. 10. (a) Transmission spectrum with thermal changes. (b) Thermal changes for (a).
Fig. 11. (a) Transmission spectrum with thermal changes. (b) Thermal changes for (a).
Fig. 12. (a) Transmission spectrum with thermal changes. (b) Thermal changes for (a).
Fig. 13. (a) Transmission spectrum with thermal changes. (b) Thermal changes for (a).
Fig. 14. (a) Transmission spectrum with thermal changes. (b) Thermal changes for (a).
Fig. 15. (a) Transmission spectrum with thermal changes. (b) Thermal changes for (a).
Fig. 16. (a) Transmission spectrum with thermal changes. (b) Thermal changes for (a).
Fig. 17. (a) Transmission spectrum with thermal changes. (b) Thermal changes for (a).

4.2. Comparison of measured and calculated spectrum Curves

The measured and the theoretically calculated spectrum curves are compared in Figs. 917. The parameters of the fiber used to fabricate the LPFGs are those noted in section II. To verify our analysis method, we have used the transmission spectrum of LP 05 mode of a single uniform LPFG with total length L=6.1cm (grating period Λ=423.69 µm and 144 gratings) and induced index change Δn=0.000119 as shown in Fig 9(a). We have used that the κ and δ are calculated to temperature T=24.9 °C as shown in Fig. 9(b) and the coefficients a, b, and c are used the same ones obtained in section II.

Figures 1017 shows the LP 05 mode transmission spectra in the wavelength range between 1475 nm and 1575 nm for the structure of the LPFGs with 24 sections formed by thermal changes. The gratings of each section is 6, approximately, so our experimental setup has the control error of thermal change. We have carried out the experiments to measure the spectra as the thermal changes shown in (b) in Figs. 1017, and then the measured spectra have showed in (a) in Figs. 1017. Note that the measured (dashed curves) and the calculated transmission spectra (solid curves) (see (a) in Figs. 1017) match well in the wavelength band.

5. Conclusions

To calculate the transmission spectrum of the LPFGs with the thermal changes in the wavelength band of interest, the proposed kernel function can be used in between temperature bound 24.9 °C and 125.1 °C. We have showed how the proposed analysis method using the kernel function can be applied to analyze the LPFGs with the thermal changes. We have analyzed several types having the effect of the phase-shifted and cascaded LPFGs using a single uniform LPFG with the thermal changes, and showed that analytically calculated results obtained by using the proposed model are well matched with experimentally measured responses.

Acknowledgments

This works was supported by Brain Korea 21 Project.

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M. Harumoto, M. Shigehara, and H. Suganuma, “Gain-flattening filter using lonp-period fiber gratings,” J. Light-wave Technol. 21, 1027–1033 (2002). [CrossRef]

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X. Gu, “Wavelength-division multiplexing isolation fiber filter and light source using cascaded long-period fiber gratings,” Opt. Lett. 23, 509–590 (1998). [CrossRef]

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A. Othonos and K. Kalli, Fiber Bragg Gratings - Fundamentals and Applications in Telecommunications and Sensing, (Artech House, Boston, 1999).

7.

Y. Han, C. S. Kim, U. C. Paek, and Y. Chung, “Performance enhancement of long period fiber gratings for strain and temperature sensing,” IEICE Trans. Electron. E83-C, 1–6 (2000).

8.

A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlanc, K. P. Koo, C. G. Askins, M. A. putnam, and E. J. Friebele, “Fiber Grating Sensors,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442–1463 (1997). [CrossRef]

9.

J. K. Bae, S. H. Kim, J. H. Kim, J. Bae, S. B. Lee, and J. M Jeong, “Spectral shape tunable band-rejection filter using a long-period fiber grating with divided coil heaters,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 407–409 (2003). [CrossRef]

10.

S. Matsumoto, T. Ohira, M. Takabayashi, and K. Yoshiara, “Tunable dispersion equalizer with a divided thin-film heater for 40-Gb/s RZ transmissions,” IEEE Photon. Technol. 13, 827–829 (2001). [CrossRef]

11.

T. Erdogan, “Fiber Grating Spectra,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1277–1294 (1997). [CrossRef]

12.

T. Erdogan, “Cladding-mode resonances in short- and long- period fiber grating filters,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14, 1760–1773 (1997). [CrossRef]

13.

M. Yamada and K. Sakuda, “Analysis of almost-periodic distributed feedback slab waveguides via a fundamental matrix approach,” Appl. Opt. 26, 3474–3478 (1987). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

14.

J. Bae, J. Chun, and S. B. Lee, “Multiport Lattice Filter Model for Long-Period Fiber Gratings,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 39, 6576–6577 (2000). [CrossRef]

15.

X. Shu, T. Allsop, B. Gwandu, and L. Zhang, “High-temperature Sensitivity of Long-Period Grating in B-Ge Codoped Fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 818–820 (2001). [CrossRef]

16.

I. O. Bohachevsky, M. E. Johnson, and M. L. Stein, “Generalized simulated annealing for function optimzation,” Technometrics 28, 209–217(1986). [CrossRef]

17.

W. H. Press, S. A. Teukolsky, W. T. Vetterling, and B. P. Flannery, Numerical Recipes in C, 2th ed. (Cambridge, New York, 1992).

18.

J. Stoer and R. Bulirsch, Introduction to Numerical Analysis, (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1980).

19.

X. Shu, L. Zhang, and I Bennion “Sensitivity characteristics of long-period Fiber gratings,” J. Lightwave Technol. 20, 255–266 (2002). [CrossRef]

20.

H. Kim, J. Bae, J. W. Lee, J. Chun, and S. B. Lee, “Analysis of Concatenated Long Period Fiber Gratings Having Phase-Shifted and Cascaded Effects,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 42, 5098–5101 (2003). [CrossRef]

OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: January 29, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2004
Published: March 8, 2004

Citation
Jinho Bae, Jun Bae, Sang Kim, Sang Lee, and Joohwan Chun, "Analysis for long period fiber gratings using thermal kernel function," Opt. Express 12, 797-810 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-5-797


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  7. Y. Han, C. S. Kim, U. C. Paek, and Y. Chung, �??Performance enhancement of long period fiber gratings for strain and temperature sensing,�?? IEICE Trans. Electron. E83-C, 1-6 (2000).
  8. A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlanc, K. P. Koo, C. G. Askins, M. A. Putnam, and E. J. Friebele, �??Fiber Grating Sensors,�?? J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442-1463 (1997). [CrossRef]
  9. J. K. Bae, S. H. Kim, J. H. Kim, J. Bae, S. B. Lee, and J. M Jeong, �??Spectral shape tunable band-rejection filter using a long-period fiber grating with divided coil heaters,�?? IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 407-409 (2003). [CrossRef]
  10. S. Matsumoto, T. Ohira, M. Takabayashi, and K. Yoshiara, �??Tunable dispersion equalizer with a divided thin-film heater for 40-Gb/s RZ transmissions,�?? IEEE Photon. Technol. 13, 827-829 (2001). [CrossRef]
  11. T. Erdogan, �??Fiber Grating Spectra,�?? J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1277-1294 (1997). [CrossRef]
  12. T. Erdogan, �??Cladding-mode resonances in short- and long-period fiber grating filters,�?? J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14, 1760-1773 (1997). [CrossRef]
  13. M. Yamada and K. Sakuda, �??Analysis of almost-periodic distributed feedback slab waveguides via a fundamental matrix approach,�?? Appl. Opt. 26, 3474-3478 (1987). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. J. Bae, J. Chun, and S. B. Lee, �??Multiport Lattice Filter Model for Long-Period Fiber Gratings,�?? Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 39, 6576-6577 (2000). [CrossRef]
  15. X. Shu, T. Allsop, B. Gwandu, and L. Zhang, �??High-temperature Sensitivity of Long-Period Grating in B-Ge Codoped Fiber,�?? IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 818-820 (2001). [CrossRef]
  16. I. O. Bohachevsky, M. E. Johnson, and M. L. Stein, �??Generalized simulated annealing for function optimzation,�?? Technometrics 28, 209-217 (1986). [CrossRef]
  17. W. H. Press, S. A. Teukolsky, W. T. Vetterling, and B. P. Flannery, Numerical Recipes in C, 2th ed. (Cambridge, New York, 1992).
  18. J. Stoer and R. Bulirsch, Introduction to Numerical Analysis, (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1980).
  19. X. Shu, L. Zhang, and I, Bennion �??Sensitivity characteristics of long-period Fiber gratings,�?? J. Lightwave Technol. 20, 255-266 (2002). [CrossRef]
  20. H. Kim, J. Bae, J.W. Lee, J. Chun, and S. B. Lee, �??Analysis of Concatenated Long Period Fiber Gratings Having Phase-Shifted and Cascaded Effects,�?? Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 42, 5098-5101 (2003). [CrossRef]

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