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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1986
  • pp: 389–391

All-fiber acousto-optic frequency shifter

B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, H. E. Engan, and H. J. Shaw  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 6, pp. 389-391 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.11.000389


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Abstract

An all-fiber-optic frequency shifter is demonstrated that uses mode coupling between the LP01 and LP11 modes by a traveling acoustic flexural wave guided along the optical fiber. The input and output leads of this frequency shifter are single-mode fibers. Unity mode-conversion efficiency for cw operation is achieved at 8-MHz frequency shift with about 0.25 W of electrical input power. Carrier and image sideband suppression of 15 and 35 dB, respectively, are demonstrated.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 1986
Published: June 1, 1986

Citation
B. Y. Kim, H. E. Engan, H. J. Shaw, and J. N. Blake, "All-fiber acousto-optic frequency shifter," Opt. Lett. 11, 389-391 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-11-6-389

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